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
The Blegen Library gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of the following publications.
Blegen Library’s August Opening Hours
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. The Library will also be closed on August 15th. No new cards will be issued during the month and no orientations will take place.
Journey of a Portrait
First it hung on the walls of the American Academy in Rome; then in 1932 it followed its owner, Gorham Phillips Stevens, to Athens where he served as Director of the American School from 1939 to 1947.