Library Resources

The Institute's Sydney Librarian

Ana Silkatcheva

In 2015 the "Alexander Cambitoglou Library Fund" was established to employ a part-time librarian.

Ms Ana Silkatcheva, who works for the AAIA one day a week, is a graduate of the University of Adelaide in Classical Archaeology, where she was awarded the Demosthenes Medal for Consistent Excellence in Ancient Greek Studies. More recently, Ana was awarded a Masters from the University of Sydney, with a study on late Byzantine mosaics in Jordan. Ana's broad knowledge of archaeology and fluency in several languages makes her a perfect fit for the AAIA.

The Sydney Library

The Institute operates an extensive archaeological library from its Sydney premises. Access to the collection is for bona fide scholars including third and fourth year students, post-graduate researchers and academics from Australian and international universities. The library is held within the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA) where the collections of the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation and the Department of Classics and Ancient History are also co-located. Access to the collections held within the Centre is by readers ticket. Information about library hours, a reader's ticket application package and catalogue downloads are all available from the CCANESA Library page.

Accessing the AAIA Library Online Catalogue

The AAIA online catalogue uses Endnote. If you don’t have an Endnote Web Account you can log in as a guest using our generic login and password.
Password: Aaia4759!!
The password is case sensitive and the two exclamation marks are necessary. All records in our catalogue are read-only.

Once logged in, in the left hand menu please under “Groups Shared by Others” select “AAIA Library” to see the contents of our collection.

To search the collection use the “Quick Search” box to the top left. Please enter your search term and make sure that in the pull down list below it you are searching “AAIA Library”.

If you already have an EndNote Web account (or would like to set one up) you can choose to join the AAIA Library group through your own login. This will allow you to have full access to the AAIA library catalogue and enable you to import or export the library records to your own EndNote libraries. If you wish this access please email and you’ll be granted access.

You can create an EndNote Web account here.
Once you have joined EndNote Web please send an email to notifying us of the email address you used to join, and we will add you to the group AAIA library which will give you (read only) access to the catalogue.


Click here to log in to the AAIA Library Online Catalogue

The Athens Library

Athens library

The Institute operates a small library within our Athens Hostel. This is a convenient resource and place to work for our Hostel residents or for Australian scholars travelling to Greece. Contact the Athens Office for access.