Harold B. Lee Library

Ancient Studies Room

The Ancient Studies Room houses an impressive collection of texts from Mesopotamia, the Holy Land, Ancient Greece and the Ancient Roman World. There are 18 different languages represented including Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Egyptian, and Arabic. The collection began largely with the efforts of Hugh Nibley and many of the books he donated to the library are also housed in the Ancient Studies Room. BYU was recently given nearly 400 books on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran Community from Dr. Fredrick Young.

The room is kept locked to protect the rare items inside, but may be seen by request at the Humanities Reference Desk. Students or professors wishing to do scholarly research in the Ancient Studies Room should contact Ryan Combs 2247 HBLL for the access code.