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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December 31, 2022

Our Year In Review

Watch the year in review and see how your financial support touches the lives of so many people!

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November 22, 2022

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Read the latest edition of our Newsletter to find out what is happening at the American School.

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November 1, 2022

Mark Mazower Named Gennadius Prize Recipient

Mark Mazower has been selected as the next recipient of the prestigious Gennadius Prize. He will be honored in New York City at the May 2023 Gala of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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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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