One of Greece's national treasures, with over 138,000 holdings illuminating Greek civilization


Gennadius Library

Opened in 1926 with the 26,000 volume collection of diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library houses rare books and bindings, research materials, manuscripts, archives, and works of art that illuminate Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from antiquity to modern times. Following a major renovation and reclassification project completed in August 2019, 90,000 research titles freely available in open stacks offer for the first time the opportunity to registered researchers to explore this unique resource for the history of Greece through the ages. For hours and more information click here.

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Address: 61 Souidias Street, 106 76 Athens
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November 25, 2019

New Book on Ottoman Athens

We are very proud to announce the publication of “Ottoman Athens: Archaeology, Topography, History” edited by Maria Georgopoulou (Director of the Gennadius Library) and Konstantinos Thanasakis [289 pages, 95 illustrations]. The book was published by the Gennadius Library and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, with the support of the Association of the Philoi of the Gennadius Library.

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November 9, 2019

Descendants of Clarence G. Lowe, second Libarian of the Gennadeion, at the ASCSA

The son of Clarence G. Lowe, Charles E. Lowe, and his wife Robbi, visited the School on Wednesday, October 23rd. Clarence G. Lowe (1897-1965), Professor of Classics at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, served as Librarian of the Gennadius Library for six years, from 1931 to 1937.

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October 17, 2019

Notes sur le siège de Château de Morée. Notes sur l’expédition de Morée en 1828

Professor Jack Davis donated to the Gennadius Library a manuscript by Colonel Antoine-Charles-Félix Hecquet who headed a battalion of the 54th infantry regiment during the Morea expedition.

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Francesco Morosini and his Legacy on Crete, Athens and the Morea

  • November 19, 2019
  • Ioannis Makryiannis Wing of the Gennadius Library

Conference - The Legacy of Francesco Morosini in Crete, Athens and the Morea (January 23-24)

  • January 23, 2020
  • 17:00
  • ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens