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 in the world for classical studies and archaeology, 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's opening


Βlegen Library re –opened for ASCSA members on June 5th and for visitors on June 10th, 2019, after having completed the reclassification project.

Since it is important for all of our patrons to become familiar with the new arrangements and procedures, we kindly request that you attend one of the scheduled orientations:

Monday -Friday

11.30 a.m


17.30 pm


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.

You may find more information on the specific categories of the classification system here

See project details.

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May 14, 2020

ASCSA Responses to COVID-19

Please read our responses to COVID-19
Updated May 14th

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May 8, 2020

Q&A - COVID-19 - Updated

Please read our Q&A about current prevention measures and changes in Greece.

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