• Reopening of the Library
  • 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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Manuscripts in the Library’s collections include those dealing with: theology, including special Orthodox liturgies and treatises on Greek church music; ancient Greek and Byzantine literature; Greek grammarians; archaeology; geography and travels; history; genealogy; and Modern Greece. Here are also included some private archival collections. The first is the collection of Jean Denis Barbier du Bocage (1760-1825), a French geographer and philologist. Next is part of the collection of Frederic Francois Guillaume de Vaundroncourt (1772-1845) a baron and French General. Finally, seven items from the sale of the library of Demetrius Rhodokanakis, who laid claim to the title of Prince. There are also a number of oriental manuscripts.