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Archive visiting times - by appointment only

Visiting hours - by appointment only: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Special arrangements may be possible if you cannot visit on these days, or if you are an overseas visitor requiring a longer block of time. However, please note that the archive is always closed to visitors on Fridays.

Please email us at least two weeks in advance to request an appointment.

Summer Closure 2022 : 

The archive will be closed to visitors from Monday 22 August to Monday 12 September 2022; please be aware that the APGRD email account will also be checked less frequently during the closure period.


  • We are continuing to restrict the number of people in our Study Room, so it is particularly important to book an appointment well in advance of your visit.
  • We politely request that face masks are worn in the Study Room.

Information on using the Archive

  • Researchers use the APGRD Study Room, located on the first floor of the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies at 66 St Giles' Oxford, to consult the archive collections and our reference library. 
  • Instructions on how to search for and request archive material will be sent on confirmation of an appointment. While our reference library is free to browse, the archive material is not and items must be requested in advance of any visit.
  • Pens are not permitted. With the exception of bottled water, no food or drink is allowed in the Study Room.
  • Eduroam is the only WiFi available in the building.
  • The building's main entrance is swipe-access only; please use the intercom to enter the building and report to Reception.
  • The building is fully accessible. 

Contact details

Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
University of Oxford
66 St Giles’
Oxford OX1 3LU

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 288 210

Map showing location of APGRD linking to Google Maps 





map showing the location of the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, links to Google Maps