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 Closures

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. According to the proposed timetable, the libraries will not be accessible to any users during the Spring semester of 2019. 

According to the final update on the Blegen library’s closure dates, the library will close on March 4, 2019. It is scheduled to reopen in June 2019.

We will provide more information on the library's reopening as soon as possible.

See project details.

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March 20, 2019

Accessing Greek Kilns Online: An Interview with Kiln WebAtlas Director and ASCSA Alumna Eleni Hasaki

Using GIS, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Classics at University of Arizona Eleni Hasaki and her colleagues created an online database for scholars to document, search, and continuously update kiln locations in Greece.

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March 14, 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. In the case of a change in the dates a new notice will be issued. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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