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


Gennadius Library

We regret to inform you that the Gennadius Library
will be closed to the public until further notice.


This decision is in compliance with Greek government measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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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March 26, 2020

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Please read our Q&A about current prevention measures and changes in Greece

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