Blegen Library

Blegen Library 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 118,000 books and periodicals. 

Important to remember:

  • We are currently open only by appointment to visitors with a valid certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or valid certificate of COVID-19 recovery.

  • New visitors' cards are issued the following days and times by appointment (Monday and Friday: 9.00-10.00; Monday and Thursday: 14.30-15.30).

  • Please visit Access and Hours for more information on the visiting hours, eligibility to access the library etc.

  • For any questions or concerns please send an email to blegenlibrarian@ascsa.edu.gr  or Ask a Librarian                                                                                                                                    

                        

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March 4, 2022

Online exhibition “Greek Printing Presses during the Revolution: editions from the collections of the Gennadius Library”

Greek Printing Presses during the Revolution of 1821: the exhibition traces the trajectory of printing in Revolutionary Greece based on the collections of the Gennadius Library.

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December 9, 2021

Blegen closed during Christmas holidays

The Blegen Library, during the Christmas holidays, will remain closed the following days: Friday, December 24, 2021; Saturday, December 25, 2021; Friday, December 31, 2021; Saturday, January 1, 2022; Thursday, January 6, 2022

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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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    Highlights

  • The library will be closed on Monday, May 2, 2022.

  • During the Easter holiday period, the Blegen Library will be closed to visitors from Holy Friday, April 22, through Easter Tuesday, April 26, 2022. On Holy Thursday, April 21, the Library will close at 17:00.

  • Check out our recently catalogued books through March acquisition list. Remember to check all year's acquisition lists here: Blegen acquisition lists.

  • Βlegen will be closed to visitors on Friday (March 25) in observance of the National Holiday (March 22, 2022)
  • Recent donations to the Blegen Library (March 22, 2022)
  • The library will be closed to visitors on Monday (March 7) in observance of the Clean Monday. (March 1, 2022)
  • Blegen Library will remain closed today and tomorrow (January 24-25) due to the adverse weather conditions
  • Blegen Library, during the Christmas holidays, will remain closed the following days: Friday, December 24, 2021; Saturday, December 25, 2021; Friday, December 31, 2021; Saturday, January 1, 2022; Thursday, January 6, 2022
  • Βlegen Library will be closed to visitors on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday (November 22, 2021)
  • Thank you for joining us this weekend for the booksale. Till the next one!!! (October 6, 2021).
  • Join us this weekend for a book sale organized by the Association of Friends of the Gennadius library and ASCSA. Blegen library will offer a variety of its duplicate books at reduced prices. Check: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/events/details/book-sale-2021 (September 29, 2021).
  • Check out our recently catalogued books through September acquisition lists. Remember to check all year's acquisition lists here: Blegen acquisition lists
  • Recent donations to the Blegen Library (September 29, 2021)