Blegen Library

The Blegen Library covers all aspects of Greek civilization from earliest prehistory through late antiquity. It houses approximately 113,000 books and periodicals, plus extensive digital resources. As one of the premier research libraries for classical studies and archaeology in the world, and as one of the best in Greece, the Blegen is heavily used by Greek and international scholars as well as members of the School.

Current Hours

Membership in the ASCSA includes 24-hour access to the Blegen Library.

Visitor Access:
Monday-Friday 8:30-21:00
Saturday 9:00-14:30

Summer hours (August): 
Mondays-Fridays 8:30-15:30
Saturday closed

Notice: Reclassification Project and Library Closure

UPDATE: Blegen Library’s reclassification project is nearly complete and the library will re-open on Wednesday June 5th for ASCSA members only and on June 10th for visitors.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding during our closure and we will be here to assist you during the transition. Hoping that you will find the new arrangement beneficial to your research, we look forward to welcoming you in our premises.

In the following days, more information on the specific categories of the classification system, on the new guidelines etc. will be uploaded.

See project details.

Read news and updates on the project.


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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. During the closure of the Gennadius Library there will be limited possibility for the study of manuscripts and rare books from the Special Collections of the Library every Wednesday 9.00am.-4.00pm. Το arrange an appointment, you will need to send an e-mail message to Irini Solomonidi, Senior Librarian, at least two days prior to the visit at the Library. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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April 2, 2019

Two ASCSA Alumni Publications Translated into Modern Greek

Professors at George Washington University, Diane Harris Cline and Eric H. Cline, speak and do outreach about the release of their books in modern Greek.

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