Blegen Library - OLD

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.


We regret to inform you that the Blegen Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens will remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.

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's opening


Βlegen Library re –opened for ASCSA members on June 5th and for visitors on June 10th, 2019, after having completed the reclassification project.

Since it is important for all of our patrons to become familiar with the new arrangements and procedures, we kindly request that you attend one of the scheduled orientations:

Monday -Friday

11.30 a.m


17.30 pm


We would like to thank you all for your understanding during our closure and we will be here to assist you during the transition. Hoping that you will find the new arrangement beneficial to your research, we look forward to welcoming you in our premises.

You may find more information on the specific categories of the classification system here

See project details.

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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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