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

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Βlegen Library is re -opening for visitors on Monday, June 10, 2019, as already announced, after having completed the reclassification project.

Since it is important for visitors to become familiar with the new arrangements and procedures, they are requested to attend one of the scheduled orientations:

Monday, June 10th –Friday, June 14th, 2019

09.00 am

11.00 am

13.00 pm

17.00 pm

 

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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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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