The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • From the Archives
  • From the Field Carl W. Blegen is the most famous American archaeologist ever to work in Greece, and no American has ever had a greater impact on Greek archaeology. Yet Blegen, unlike several others of his generation, until now has found no biographer.
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Blegen Library
  • Current Hours
  • Membership in the ASCSA includes the privilege of 24-hour access to the Blegen Library.
  • Visitor Access:
    Monday-Friday 8:30-21:00
    Saturday 9:00-14:30
  • Summer hours (August):
    Mondays-Fridays 8:30-15:30
    Saturday closed

  • Contact Information
  • Phone:
    (+30) 213 000 2400
  • In Person:
    54 Souidias Street,
    GR-106 76, Athens,
    Greece
  • Staff and Contact Us

One of two libraries of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Blegen Library focuses on all aspects of Greece and the Greeks from the earliest prehistory through late antiquity.The Library currently has about 100,000 volumes and nearly 700 periodicals. In its field, it is one of the premier research libraries in the world and the best in Greece. The Blegen library is open to Members of the American School of Classical Studies, and to approved visitors.

Members and Visitors alike are required to follow the Rules of the Blegen Library




Blegen Library News

Donations to the Blegen Library

07/30/2015
The Blegen Library gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of the following publications.

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Blegen Library’s August Opening Hours

07/10/2015
During the month of August, the Blegen Library will be open to visitors Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 to 15:30 and will be closed on Saturdays. No new cards will be issued during the month and no orientations will take place.

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From Rome to Athens

06/19/2015
From Rome to Athens. Lindsay Harris, Mellon Professor, and Kim Bowes, Director of the American Academy in Rome, on a short two-day visit to the ASCSA. On June 17th, Kim Bowes also delivered a fascinating talk at Cotsen Hall, titled "Roman Peasants: Food, Lives, Landscape."

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