The Ancient & Medieval Studies Reading Room was opened in the Fall of 1994, having been created with a gift from the Gordon/Rousmaniere/Roberts Foundation. The Reading Room is designed to serve as a select reference collection for anyone studying or researching the literature and history of Greco-Roman Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
The Reading Room, containing c. 10,000 volumes, provides researchers with an extensive selection of primary texts as well as commentaries, concordances and reference works useful in study of these texts. The collection is not comprehensive. The research collections supporting these fields remain primarily in the Butler Stacks. But every effort is made to provide an Reading Room environment that is conducive to work in these fields.