Library & Archive
The BSR’s Library and Archive collections are one of the institution’s most valued assets. The specialist reference library supports the work of our residents and visitors across disciplines and periods. Scholars from across the world come to the BSR to work with our archive and rare books collections, which are also being made available on line in our digital collections portal.
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“The library and archives of the British School constitute an unparalleled resource for the study of medieval Rome and have served as my primary research laboratory over a period now approaching fifty years. Everything I have ever written, from my doctoral thesis to my most recent book, owes its existence at least in part to this amazing collection. ”
John Osborne, Rome Scholar (1978-79), Honorary Fellow (2006), Balsdon Fellow (2018)