Welcome to the library of the British School at Athens.


Visitors (Readers): Mon.-Fri. 9am -7pm (excepting holidays); Members: 24 hours 7 days a week.

For registration see this website under Participation

The collection:

Supports research on the Hellenic world from the Palaeolithic through to the present day.

The library’s holdings comprise more than 70,000 titles, plus over 1,300 journal titles. Access to an increasing number of electronic resources is also provided.

Subjects covered include

Philology, History, Art, Archaeology, Material Sciences, Anthropology, Travellers.

Within this subject range the library includes in-depth collections in: 

Epigraphy, Prehistory, Archaeological Theory and Sciences, Museology, Byzantine Art and Architecture, Balkan and Black Sea journals


The library is open to:

-Members of the BSA 

-Approved visitors, who on application will be issued with a Reader’s card.See link on the right to Reader's Application/Guide


Reference library, no lending facilities, scanning and photocopying allowed. Wifi throughout.


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