Blegen Library

Blegen Library is one of the world's premier research libraries for classical studies and archaeology. Its collection, covering aspects of Greek civilization from earliest prehistory to late antiquity, includes more than 118,000 books and periodicals. 

Important to remember:

  • We are currently only open to vaccinated visitors by appointment.

  • New visitors’ cards will not be issued until further notice.

  • For any questions or concerns please send an email to  or Ask a Librarian                                                                                                                                    


Blegen Library News

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September 15, 2021

ASCSA Students back in the library

After one year with no regular program, due to COVID-19 pandemic, ASCSA students are back in the library.

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June 14, 2021

Libraries Re-Opening

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday June 14, both Gennadius and Blegen Library will be open for registered users, by appointment.

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December 11, 2020

Open Meeting 2020

Watch the video archive of our annual Open Meeting, that was held in a new virtual format. Jenifer Neils, the Director of the School, was joined, for the first time, by members of the academic staff, in a discussion on the School’s diverse initiatives.

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August 25, 2020

Gennadius Library Extended Opening Hours

From August 31, 2020, the Library has been open to registered users as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 17:00; Thursday 9:30 to 20:00 and Saturday 9:30 to 14:00. Due to the epidemiological condition, free access to the bookstacks will not be allowed. The number of readers will be limited to a maximum of 9, who will only be allowed to use the Main Reading Room. The use of a non-surgical mask is obligatory.

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July 21, 2020

New addition in Blegen Library

Take a look at our new addition outside the epigraphy room of Blegen Library.

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  • Βlegen Library will be closed to visitors on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday (November 22, 2021)
  • Thank you for joining us this weekend for the booksale. Till the next one!!! (October 6, 2021).
  • Join us this weekend for a book sale organized by the Association of Friends of the Gennadius library and ASCSA. Blegen library will offer a variety of its duplicate books at reduced prices. Check: (September 29, 2021).
  • Check out our recently catalogued books through September acquisition lists. Remember to check all year's acquisition lists here: Blegen acquisition lists