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Ancient Languages and Cultures (ALC): Books

Subject guide for students, researchers and academics in Ancient Languages and Cultures. Provides overview of resources available via UP's

Looking for a resource during lockdown?

Shelf/Call numbers

UP Library books are classified according to the Dewey Decimal system - Here are the basic Classics call numbers:

  • 100 Philosophy
  • 470 Latin & Italic languages
  • 480 Classical & modern Greek languages
  • 870 Latin & Italic literatures
  • 880 Classical & modern Greek literatures
  • 930 and further: Archaeology, Ancient History

Books not in our collection?

Staff members and students from 4th year upwards have permission to request books from other institutions' libraries.

Use our Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service as follows:

1. Create a profile by completing the online ILL registration form

2. Receive the system generated username and password via email.

3. Pre-request titles from SACat on the Sabinet portal.

How to search for a book


Google Book Search

Need to renew your books ?

To renew books electronically from anywhere, please follow the steps outlined below:

Go to the library homepage:

On the right under My Library Space, select Renew library items

 Type in your student number (with a prefix letter “u”) and your Portal password.

Your library record will appear.

You can see which books you have out on loan.

Renew items due to expire.

You are allowed to renew your books a maximum of six times (provided there is no hold on an item).