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 (January to June).

See project details.

Read news and updates on the project.

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July 20, 2018

School’s Libraries Implement Reclassification Project

The 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. Live updates will be posted here as well as on the Facebook pages of the School.

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June 25, 2018

Finally in Our New Home!: The “New” Consolidated ASCSA Archives

After several months of extensive remodeling (Nov.2017-March 2018), two months of relocating (April -May 2018), we finally made it to our new home: The East Wing of the Gennadius Library (a.k.a Gennadeion East).

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