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
Tel.: +30 210 72 10 536


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August 21, 2019

Re-opening of the Gennadius Library August 19, 2019

The Gennadius Library has undergone a major reclassification project of its collections according to the Library of Congress system. This change allows stack access to the Library’s research collections.

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June 7, 2019

Blegen Library’s re-opening for visitors

Βlegen Library is re -opening for visitors on Monday, June 10, 2019 after having completed the reclassification project. Since it is important for visitors to become familiar with the new arrangements and procedures, they are requested to attend one of the scheduled orientations:

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Spolia: Transcripts of the stones of the Little Metropolis

  • September 10, 2019
  • 19.00
  • Ioannis Makriyannis Wing of the Gennadius Library

Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library, Sept. 18-21, 2019

  • September 18, 2019
  • 20.30
  • ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens