Blegen Library

Blegen Library, founded in 1888, 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 120,000 books and periodicals. Its mission is to develop and maintain a first rank research collection in support of the academic programs, membership, and cooperating institutions of the ASCSA, and of the hundreds of qualified scholars who use the library as visitors. For more information on visiting hours, eligibility to use the library etc. click Access and Hours.

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COVID-19 update:

Reservations to use the Blegen Library are no longer required.

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July 22, 2022

Blegen library: summer hours

During the month of August, the Blegen Library will be open to visitors Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 to 15:30 and will be closed on Saturdays. The Blegen Library will also be closed to visitors on Monday, August 15, 2022. No new cards will be issued during the month of August and no orientations will take place.

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March 4, 2022

Online exhibition “Greek Printing Presses during the Revolution: editions from the collections of the Gennadius Library”

Greek Printing Presses during the Revolution of 1821: the exhibition traces the trajectory of printing in Revolutionary Greece based on the collections of the Gennadius Library.

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December 9, 2021

Blegen closed during Christmas holidays

The Blegen Library, during the Christmas holidays, will remain closed the following days: Friday, December 24, 2021; Saturday, December 25, 2021; Friday, December 31, 2021; Saturday, January 1, 2022; Thursday, January 6, 2022

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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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