Blegen Library

The Blegen Library covers all aspects of Greek civilization from earliest prehistory through late antiquity. It houses approximately 118,000 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.


Starting September 20th, 2021 the opening hours of the Blegen library will be:

Monday-Friday: 09.00-21.00

Saturdays: 09.00-14.30

The library will be open only to registered users by appointment and only with a vaccination certificate that will be presented at the gate.

Blegen Library News

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September 15, 2021

ASCSA Students back in the library

After one year with no regular program, due to COVID-19 pandemic, ASCSA students are back in the library.

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June 14, 2021

Libraries Re-Opening

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday June 14, both Gennadius and Blegen Library will be open for registered users, by appointment.

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December 11, 2020

Open Meeting 2020

Watch the video archive of our annual Open Meeting, that was held in a new virtual format. Jenifer Neils, the Director of the School, was joined, for the first time, by members of the academic staff, in a discussion on the School’s diverse initiatives.

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August 25, 2020

Gennadius Library Extended Opening Hours

From August 31, 2020, the Library has been open to registered users as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 17:00; Thursday 9:30 to 20:00 and Saturday 9:30 to 14:00. Due to the epidemiological condition, free access to the bookstacks will not be allowed. The number of readers will be limited to a maximum of 9, who will only be allowed to use the Main Reading Room. The use of a non-surgical mask is obligatory.

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July 21, 2020

New addition in Blegen Library

Take a look at our new addition outside the epigraphy room of Blegen Library.

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