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  • From the Field We are proud to announce that during the months of August, September and October 2017, the research collections of the Gennadius Library were tagged with RFID security tags and the books, including the periodicals of the “Dory Papastratou Reading Room,” were moved to new mobile shelving in the new Ioannis Makriyannis Wing, which will be officially inaugurated in June 2018.
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Καλώς Ήρθατε

Η Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη είναι η βιβλιοθήκη της Αμερικάνικης Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών με εξειδίκευση στην Ελλάδα μετά το τέλος της αρχαιότητας.

Οι συλλογές ξεπερνούν τους 120.000 τόμους και συνεχίζουν να αυξάνονται. Ακόμα διαθέτει τα προσωπικά αρχεία γνωστών πολιτικών, λογοτεχνών και καλλιτεχνών.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες

Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 120,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures.

Located in an architecturally significant building across the street from the main American School campus, the Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, from ancient to modern times. In addition to its role as a library and research institution, “the Gennadeion” is also an active participant in the Athenian and international community through its public lectures, seminars, concerts, exhibitions, and publications.

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Gennadius Library News

Important Announcement

05/21/2018
The Gennadius Library will remain closed to the public the following days: Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 6:00 pm Monday, May 28, 2018 Saturday, June 2, 2018 Monday, June 4, 2018

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VIDEOCAST - Diving into the Wreck - The Antikythera Mechanism, Lord Byron_s Last Days, Tear Gas in the Lyceum, a Poetry Reading

05/17/2018
Douglas Burnet Smith

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VIDEOCAST - 37th Annual Walton Lecture “English Collectors of Greek Manuscripts at the British Library: Lord Guilford and Anthony Askew”

04/26/2018
Dr. Scot McKendrick, Head of Western Heritage Collections, British Library

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