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Archive opening hours - by appointment only

Opening hours are currently restricted to Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Special arrangements can be made to accommodate those who 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 on Fridays.
Please email at least two weeks in advance to request an appointment.

Closures 2017:

Please be aware that from July to October 2017, major building works to the Ioannou Centre may disrupt access to the archive - please contact well in advance if you wish to visit during this time to see if it is possible for us to accommodate you. The Ioannou Centre will be closed completely from Monday 21 August to Sunday 27 August.
The archive also has to close for the duration of the annual St Giles' Fair; this year the fair takes place on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 September.

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 comprehensive reference library. 

Instructions on how to use our online databases to 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 to ensure the preservation of the archive materials. Researchers are free to use the Common Room and the hot drinks vending machine during their visit but only bottled water is permitted in the Study Room. 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

APGRD location