Facilities

In addition to its mission as a teaching institution, the American School enables students and scholars research opportunities in two world-class libraries and a cutting-edge science laboratory. These facilities within the School cover topics related to Greece and the Mediterranean in art, history, classics, and archaeology, as well as scientific analysis of excavated material. 

Blegen Library

Blegen Library

Library for classical studies and archaeology

Gennadius Library

Gennadius Library

Library of rare books, manuscripts, and artworks from post-antique Greece to the present

Personal Papers and Archives

Personal Papers and Archives

Personal papers of Greek historical and cultural figures as well as letters, photos, and excavation records recording the history of the School

Wiener Laboratory

Wiener Laboratory

Laboratory dedicated to scientific research and analysis

Use of School Facilities

For research at the Blegen Library: You must obtain a visitor card - click here to find out more. Membership in the American School of Classical Studies normally includes the privilege of 24-hour access to The Blegen Library - click here to find out more.

For research at the Gennadius Library: First-time readers must apply for a library card - click here for more information.

For access to Personal Papers and Archives: Archives are open Mon-Fri, 9:30 – 15:30, by appointment only. Prior to your visit, submit electronically an application form - click here for more information.

For access to the Wiener Laboratory: Visitors to the lab should call beforehand - click here for more information.

Acceptance of Membership at the School also allows students or scholars access to the facilities.


You can find more information about Membership on our Apply for Associate Membership (Independent Research) page. If awarded a School fellowship or grant, the awardee will also be granted Associate Membership. 

Click here for more information about performing independent research at the School