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

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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. Rare maps of the Mediterranean, early editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and a laurel wreath belonging to Lord Byron are just some of the unique items to be found here.

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In addition to its role as an internationally renowned library and research institution, the Library is an active participant in the Athenian and international cultural community through its public lectures, seminars, concerts, exhibitions, and publications.

Come visit us at 61 Souidias Street, 106 76 Athens
Tel. +30-210-7210536

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April 16, 2019

Hours of the Gennadius Library during the Easter Holidays

The Gennadius Library will remain closed the following days: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:00 pm Friday, April 26, 2019 Saturday, April 27, 2019 Monday, April 29, 2019 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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April 16, 2019

Closure of the Gennadius Library May 20,2019-August 18, 2019

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.The Gennadius Library will close on May 20, 2019 through August 18, 2019. In the case of a change in the dates a new notice will be issued. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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April 16, 2019

Denis Rhodes and the Incunabula Colloquium

Dennis Rhodes, the writer of the very important bibliography "Incunabula in Greece: A first census", visited the Gennadius and the British School of Archaelogy Libraries. On Friday April 12, he was welcomed by ASCSA Director Jenifer Neils, GL Director Maria Georgopoulou, BSA Library Penny Wilson and GL Senior Librarian, Irini Solomonidi.

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Events

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Περίπατος Βιβλίου

  • April 20, 2019
  • 18.00
  • Αναγνωστήριο Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης
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Dressing Empire: Ottoman Costume Albums and Transculturation

  • May 28, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens
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Gods, Humans, Apes. On the 18th-Century Reception of Winckelmann's History

  • May 30, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens
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