The Department is well-supplied with computing facilities for faculty and graduate students. All faculty offices are linked to the University ethernet fiber-optic lines that give speedy access to the mainframe computer and the Net, including electronic mail facilities. Two machines are available for use by graduate students and undergraduate research assistants, one of them hooked up to ethernet: one Macintosh Performa, and a new flat-screen iMac.
The Department also has the Ibycus system and is a licensed user of the TLG and PHI CD-ROM databases of Greek and Latin literature, inscriptions, and papyri. All these machines are linked to laser printers. The Department also has a site license for the Perseus 2.0 database of Greek archaeology and literature.
All undergraduate and graduate students are given access to electronic mail and the WWW by the university and may use machines available for free in the computer labs scattered around the campus.
The Reading Room is adjacent to the Department Office, on the fourth floor of the Clearihue Building, with a spectacular view of Haro Strait and Mount Baker. The Reading Room, open to all students taking courses in the Department who have a need to use the collection, is a spacious, pleasant study space, with an excellent reference collection of over 3,000 volumes. Books from the catalogued collection do not circulate, but a large selection of donated paper-bound books is available for loan.
The standard reference works are available:
Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecum
Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae
Roscher's Ausführliches Lexikon
Cambridge Ancient History
Cambridge Ancient Literature
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Fragmente der griechischen Historiker
As well as an array of lexicons and classical encyclopedias, the complete Loeb library, and a large selection of standard editions and commentaries for Greek and Latin authors.
The Department also has a teaching collection of 13,000 slides, carefully catalogued and filed, and available for searching by database. A large (and increasing) library of recordings of reading of ancient texts, in Latin and Greek, are available in the CALL Centre (Cle A050). The Department also has an eclectic collection of reproductions of ancient artwork, from the Rosetta Stone and the 'cup of Nestor' through Cycladic figurines and archaic potery, to Greek and Roman sculpture. All are available to the public, on display in the corridor of Clearihue B wing, forth floor. Come up and Browse!