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Ancient Texts at FSU Libraries

What is considered an ancient text?

Ancient texts in the Special Collections & Archives of Florida State University Libraries include cuneiform tablets, ostraka, and papyrus fragments created between 3,000 BC and 500 AD. More information about each collection is available by clicking on the tabs to the left of the page.

Materials in these collections are available to the FSU community and general public to see upon request in the Special Collections Research Center reading room.  Researchers can browse and download digital images of selected pre-print materials in the Diginole online repository.

If you have further questions about researcher and instructor access to ancient texts, please contact Special Collections & Archives staff at (850) 644-3271 or

Explore the tabs to the left to learn more about ancient texts in FSU Special Collections & Archives, as well as additional resources for scholars at FSU and beyond.

Ancient Text Resources at FSU Libraries

Special Collections & Archives

FSU Library Catalog
Use Advanced Search to limit Location to “Strozier, Special Collections”
Finding Aid Database
FSU Digital Library

Reading Rooms
Special Collections Research Center
Main Floor, Strozier Library
Monday–Thursday, 10 am–6 pm
Friday, 10 am–5:30 pm
(850) 644-3271

Claude Pepper Library
Claude Pepper Center 
Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm
(850) 644-9217

Exhibitions and Public Spaces
Special Collections Exhibit Room
Main Floor, Strozier Library
Monday–Thursday, 10 am–6 pm
Friday, 10 am–5:30 pm

Norwood Reading Room
Second Floor, Strozier Library
Monday–Thursday, 10 am–6 pm
Friday, 10 am–5:30 pm

Heritage Museum
Werkmeister Reading Room, Dodd Hall
Monday–Thursday, 11am–4 pm

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