Using the Library

The Gennadius Library is a privately supported Research and Rare book library. Its special collections include manuscripts, archives, rare books and works of art. Many of its holdings are invaluable and irreplaceable. Please respect the privilege of handling these items and help us preserve the marerial in the best possible way by following the rules and regulations of the Reading Room.

The Gennadius Library is non-circulating.  No book or document may leave the library.

We welcome all serious researchers to use the Library and its collections.

First-time readers must apply for a library card. Please click on the "Apply Now" button below. 
To avoid disappointment when you arrive at the library, and to find out what documents you need to bring to obtain this, please contact the desk attendant at:

All readers must follow the instructions of the desk attendants and abide by the rules and regulations of the Reading Room. Please consult the reading room rules prior to visiting the library.


Regular Academic year hours (September-June)

Open Stacks Research Collection                Rare Books & Special Collections

Monday           9:00 to 16:45                           Monday           10:00 to 15:30

Tuesday          9:00 to 16:45                           Tuesday          10:00 to 15:30

Wednesday     9:00 to 16:45                           Wednesday     10:00 to 15:30

Thursday         9:00 to 19:45                           Thursday         12:00 to 19:00

Friday             9:00 to 16:45                           Friday              10:00 to 15:30

Saturday         9:00 to 13:45                           Saturday          10:00 to 12:00

Summer Hours (July 1 - August 31, 2024)

Monday - Thursday: 9.00-16.30

Friday: 9.00-15.00

Saturday: closed

The Gennadius Library will be closed: July 4 & August 12-17, 2024


 Please review the Rules and Regulations.


Tel. +30-210-7210536