Blegen Library

The Blegen Library covers all aspects of Greek civilization from earliest prehistory through late antiquity. It houses approximately 116,000 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.


The Blegen library remains closed to the public in accord with the  Greek government’s regulation that requires libraries to be closed to visitors.

We hope to re- open when the restrictions are lifted and our newly installed air purifying system is fully operational. We also must  adhere to all safety protocols regarding social distancing and masks throughout the building.

When we have any updates, they will be posted  on our website.


Blegen Library News

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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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June 30, 2020

Blegen Library’s Reopening

The Blegen Library will remain closed to non-members for the summer. We hope to open to non-members in September so please consult the School’s website at that time for further information.

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May 14, 2020

ASCSA Responses to COVID-19

Please read our responses to COVID-19
Updated May 11th

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