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.

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January 14, 2019

Library Reclassification Project: Blegen Library Final Closure Dates

Final update on the Blegen library’s closure dates: The library will close on March 4, 2019 to allow for the completion of the reclassification project. It is scheduled to reopen in June 2019. We will provide more information on the library's reopening as soon as possible.

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December 7, 2018

Gennadius Library hosts the 9th meeting of the Athens Archaeological Research Libraries

At the meeting of the Athens Archaeological Research Libraries, the Gennadius Library shared recent programming and updates to the reclassification project.

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