Thanks to our outstanding libraries (the Blegen Library, dedicated to classical studies, and the Gennadius Library, concentrating on post-antique Greece) the School attracts an international array of scholars who consider these combined libraries one of the world’s great resources for the study of Hellenism. The Blegen and Gennadius Libraries serve as important research tools for members of the American School, both students and academic professionals, members of the other foreign schools in Athens, staff of the Greek Archaeological Service, and the academic and scholarly community of Greece in general. Substantial investment has recently been made in digitizing information resources at the two libraries. You can search our digital library. In addition, there is the an electronic union catalogue, AMBROSIA, with the library of the British School at Athens.
The Archives and Personal Papers comprise administrative records concerning the function and mission of the School, excavation records from American archaeological projects in Greece, and personal papers of American archaeologists working in Greece. They also contain the personal papers of many leading Greek historical and cultural figures of the 19th to the 20th centuries, among them Heinrich Schliemann, the excavator of Troy and Mycenae, Nobel Prize winners George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis, and conductor Dimitris Mitropoulos.
The Wiener Laboratory of the School has gained recognition as a promising leading research facility supporting American and Greek scholars applying a wide variety of analytical techniques drawn from the natural, physical, and biological sciences to archaeology and history. The Wiener Laboratory houses a growing scientific library that supports the research of Lab Fellows as well as that of other scholars and excavators.