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April 16, 2019

Hours of the Gennadius Library during the Easter Holidays

The Gennadius Library will remain closed the following days: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:00 pm Friday, April 26, 2019 Saturday, April 27, 2019 Monday, April 29, 2019 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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April 16, 2019

Closure of the Gennadius Library May 20,2019-August 18, 2019

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.The Gennadius Library will close on May 20, 2019 through August 18, 2019. In the case of a change in the dates a new notice will be issued. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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April 16, 2019

Denis Rhodes and the Incunabula Colloquium

Dennis Rhodes, the writer of the very important bibliography "Incunabula in Greece: A first census", visited the Gennadius and the British School of Archaelogy Libraries. On Friday April 12, he was welcomed by ASCSA Director Jenifer Neils, GL Director Maria Georgopoulou, BSA Library Penny Wilson and GL Senior Librarian, Irini Solomonidi.

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April 9, 2019

The Hellenic Open University at the Gennadius Library

Twenty students of The Hellenic Open University and their professors Ioannis Theodorakopoulos and Maria Papadaki visited Gennadius Library on Wednesday April 4.

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