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The Ricardo A Caminos Memorial Library


The Library contains approximately 20,000 books, journals and pamphlets on Egyptology. As such it is one of the best libraries of its kind in the world.

It occupies the majority of 4 Doughty Mews, the former home of Professor Ricardo Caminos (seen at right copying inscriptions in the field); indeed, most of the holdings are on shelves built to his specifications.  Professor Caminos was professor of Egyptology at Brown University, and the Society’s epigrapher before he retired to the Mews in the early 1980s. The library is named in his honour.

General Information

The library is open to all researchers.  EES members may borrow up to three books from the library for a period of one month, which can be extended for a further month providing the books have not been requested by another member. Those wishing to renew their books may do so by phone or e-mail (details here). Certain items, including the past two weeks' new acquisitions, are available for reference only.

Photocopying and scanning facilities are available for those wishing to copy chapters/articles etc., providing that such copying is in compliance with copyright legislation.

Power sockets and wireless internet access are available in the library. Please ask a member of staff for the wireless password if you wish to use it.

 

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