The extensive materials in the Sterling Memorial Library are supplemented by a Classics Library of over 25,000 volumes, housed in Phelps Hall and accessible to department members at all times. A collection of more than 40,000 slides is also maintained in the Departments of Classics and History of Art. Students may use the archaeological and numismatic collections of the Yale Art Gallery and the collections of papyri and mediaeval manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and extensive databases of texts, images, and scholarly aids.
The Yale University Art Gallery houses the largest university collection of coins and medals in the United States, including some 35,000 coins of the ancient world, which are available online in the Gallery’s database. The Bela Lyon Pratt Coin Room and Study Center, recently opened in the new University Art Gallery, houses the entire collection and a supporting library of some 2,000 volumes. Visitors are welcome by appointment Tuesday–Friday, 10–4:30, at 136 Old Yale Art Gallery. Contact Jane Miller, Senior Museum Assistant, at (203) 432-1801, or William E. Metcalf, Curator, at (203) 436-4917.
Computer facilities, kept in the department’s own computer room and in the Classics Library, provide access to machines working on a variety of platforms.