The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Blegen Library

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    (+30) 213 000 2400
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    54 Souidias Street,
    GR-106 76, Athens,
    Greece
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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 more than 110,000 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

 

UPDATE ON THE RECLASSIFICATION PROJECT

Starting Monday July 16th, 2018, we will be classifying all new books following the Library of Congress classification system.

Books with LC numbers will be shelved for the time being in the New Book Shelf in the Reference area. Users who need to sign them out,  must make sure to return them there.

More updates will follow….

 

ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE RARE BOOK ROOM CLOSURE

As of June 20, the process of moving the rare books of the Blegen Library to their new home in the Gennadeion, where all ASCSA’s special collections are now housed, will begin. Therefore these books will no longer be accessible in the Blegen but can be consulted across the street at the end of July 2018. This is a permanent change necessitated by the construction of new shelving in the Gennadeion and the future renovations of the Blegen Library.

UPDATE:

All books from Blegen’s Rare Book Room are now housed in the Gennadius library. Starting July 23, 2018 users who wish to consult them will be able to do so.

Please visit the following page on how to get access:

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/gennadius/hours-access

 

ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE RECLASSIFICATION PROJECT

Starting September 2017, ASCSA's libraries (Blegen, Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers.

In order for the work to be completed most efficiently and with the least inconvenience to our users, libraries closure is inevitable. At this point, according to the proposed timetable, the libraries will not be accessible to any users during the Spring semester of 2019 (January to June).

For more information on the project please see: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/about/ascsa-reclassification-project

 




Blegen Library News

RECLASSIFICATION PROJECT

07/20/2018
Starting September 2017, ASCSA's libraries (Blegen, Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers. Live updates will be posted on this page as well as on the Facebook pages of the School.

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Blegen Library will be closed July 4

07/03/2018
Blegen Library will be closed to visitors on Wednesday July 4, 2018, in observance of Independence Day.

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Blegen Library’s August opening hours

07/03/2018
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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