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


The Gennadius Library will be closed August 14-21, 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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Address: 61 Souidias Street, 106 76 Athens
Tel.: +30 210 72 10 536


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June 30, 2020

Blegen Library’s Reopening

The Blegen Library will remain closed to non-members for the summer. We hope to open to non-members in September so please consult the School’s website at that time for further information.

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June 26, 2020

Webinar - Museums, Society, and the Public Interest

Join us in watching the video archive of the discussion of Daniel Weiss, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library, ASCSA.

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June 22, 2020

Free Digital Access for Libraries on

We are pleased to announce that access to 75,000+ eBooks from over thirty imprints, publishers and presses from, is now available through the American School domain

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