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'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

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September 30, 2019

Days of Art Greece Covers the Blegen Library

Days of Art Greece, a magazine publication that aims to promote the art and culture of Greece everyday, published a four page article on the Blegen Library in their latest edition.

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August 21, 2019

Re-opening of the Gennadius Library August 19, 2019

The Gennadius Library has undergone a major reclassification project of its collections according to the Library of Congress system. This change allows stack access to the Library’s research collections.

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