The CCANESA reading room

The CCANESA reading room

The CCANESA library is located within the Centre on Level 4 of the Madsen Building. The Library houses three major collections maintained by the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA), Classics and Ancient History (C&AH) and the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation (NEAF). The holdings include over 10,000 books covering classical literature (Greek and Latin), and works on Classical, Near Eastern and Egyptian archaeology and history.

Each collection has an individual Endnote catalogue that can be accessed on the Library computer at CCANESA. There is also a CCANESA Combined Collections Endnote catalogue if you wish to search across all of our subject areas. The individual and combined catalogues can be accessed online using myendnoteweb.
To request online access to the CCANESA Combined Collections catalogue please send an email enquiry to CCANESA.

For details on how to access the AAIA catalogue online click on this link to the AAIA Library website.
If you would like to search only the C&AH online catalogue, please email the Classics Research Administrator or to request access.

Please note that in order to access any of the online catalogues you will need to set-up a free myendnoteweb account first and then you can be shared to the online catalogue/s using your email address.

As an alternative the CCANESA Combined Collections can be downloaded for offline use from Google Docs using this link.

The NEAF catalogue can also be viewed online using the CCANESA Combined Collections through myendnoteweb. If you would like to request access to the catalogue please send an email enquiry to .

The online catalogues are updated periodically as we continue to expand and re-organise the holdings but the most recent versions of each catalogue can be accessed if you visit the Library. If you cannot find a publication, and wish to know if we have it, please contact us.

CCANESA users can also access the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) online database in the Library via an institutional use license. If you have any queries about using TLG please see Bernadette McCall in the CCANESA (C&AH) office on Wednesdays to Fridays or

Please also be aware that restrictions on the use of TLG materials apply and you should consult the library staff.


Some of CCANESA's extensive library collection

LIBRARY ACCESS: To gain access to the library, you will need to apply for Reader Access. Applications for Reader Access for the CCANESA Library are invited from bona fide researchers. Please download and fill in the application form, and return to Bernadette McCall at CCANESA.
Download the application form, rules and procedures (100KB PDF).

OPENING HOURS: The Library is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Wednesday to Friday. The Library has a non-borrowing policy. Publications may not be removed from the library reading room.

LOCKERS: For the convenience of regular readers lockers can be hired. Please consult a CCANESA staff member regarding availability.

ENQUIRIES: For all other enquiries related to CCANESA please email our general enquiries address or contact directly.