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


Gennadius Library


Gradual reopening of the Gennadius Library as of June 3, 2020

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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June 4, 2020

Gennadius Library closed on Monday June 8

The Gennadius Library will be closed on Monday June 8, 2020, in observance of Pentecost.

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June 2, 2020

Phokion Potamianos Establishes Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series on the Impact of Greek Culture

We are pleased to announce that Gennadius Library Overseer Phokion Potamianos has established a new lecture series that will examine the reception and continuing relevance and impact of Greek thought and culture.

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