Blegen Library

Blegen Library, founded in 1888, is one of the world's premier research libraries for classical studies and archaeology. Its collection, covering aspects of Greek civilization from earliest prehistory to late antiquity, includes more than 122,000 books and periodicals. Our mission is to develop and maintain a first rank research collection in support of the academic programs, membership, and cooperating institutions of the ASCSA, and of the hundreds of qualified scholars who use the library as visitors.

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May 17, 2024

Gennadius Library closed on June 3

The Gennadius Library will be closed on Monday, June 3, 2024.

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May 15, 2024

School Awards Mary Lefkowitz with Athens Prize at Eighth Annual Gala

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens hosted its eight annual Gala. Over 350 guests enjoyed an evening replete with culture, education, and inspiration at the majestic Gotham Hall in New York City.

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April 19, 2024

Video archive: Annual Open Meeting 2024

Watch a recording of our 2024 Annual Open Meeting

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  • During the Easter holiday period, the Library will be closed to visitors from Good Friday, May 3, through Easter Tuesday, May 7.  

    On Holy Thursday, May 2, the Library will close at 17:00. 

  • Check our latest acquisitions for March (April 2, 2024).

  • The Blegen library will be closed to visitors on Monday, March 25, in observance of the National Holiday.

  • The Blegen library will remain closed to visitors on Monday, March 18, in observance of the Clean Monday Holiday.

  • Our latest acquisitions for January and February. (March 11, 2024)

  • Explore our latest acquisitions for December (January 22, 2024)

  • Check out our new acquisitions for October and November (December 8, 2023).

  • Start exploring Brill's LGGA (Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity), the first point of reference on the ancient grammarians for scholars of Greek and Latin antiquity. (November 14, 2023)

  • Explore our latest acquisitions for September (October 13, 2023)

  • New acquisitions for August (September 8, 2023)

  • Check out our new acquisitions for July (August 2, 2023)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Read more...