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The Loeb Classical Library: Our Newest Electronic Resource

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Before we introduce our new electronic resource, we are pleased to say that the technical issue disrupting remote access to some of electronic resources has been resolved. If you were getting a browser security warning, that should now stop. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

The Library is also very pleased to announce that we have a new electronic resource: The Loeb Classical Library. The database contains the complete works of the acclaimed Loeb Classical Library from Harvard University Press in digital form, with more than 530 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts in a modern and elegant interface that allows readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease. Harvard has been publishing volumes in the Loeb Classical Library since 1911, and the addition of the Loeb platform to our electronic resources increases the Library’s holdings of this seminal series by over 200%. Like the print volumes, all books in the digital edition display in facing-page translations. The database is accessible to members inside the Library, as well as outside the building when logged into our website.

Our most sincere gratitude goes to the generous member who created The Kallisto Fund for Ancient Culture & Civilizations for making access to this rich resource possible.

To get started:

  1. Login to the Library’s website (left side of screen under Marginalia). If you don’t have a username and password, email the help desk:
  2. Click the Electronic Resources tab on top of the web page
  3. Click the link for Loeb Classical Library, which you will find under “Arts and Literature.” You will then be sent to our online catalog.
  4. Click the appropriate "In Library" or "Outside Library" link, and you will be sent to the Loeb Classical Library site.

The interface is intuitive and straightforward, but we recommend that you click “Using the Library” on the right side of the Loeb site screen and review the FAQ before diving in. The Loeb Classical Library has many exciting and useful features that you won’t want to miss, such as creating your own personal account where you can bookmark, highlight and annotate text, and much more. 

To explore the other twenty-plus databases that we offer, click the Electronic Resources tab at the top of our home page. If you have any questions, ask at the reference desk or email To use our electronic resources, you will need your Library login. If you don’t have one, email the help desk:

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