British School at Athens Library

Contact details

Website: Library Home Page E-mail: Tel: (+30) 211 102 2820

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About the library

The British School at Athens is the United Kingdom’s hub for advanced research in the humanities and social sciences in Greece and its wider Balkan, Levantine, Mediterranean, and European contexts. The Library is at the heart of the BSA’s work in Athens, providing researchers 24 hour access to a collection of more than 60,000 monographs, 1,300 periodical titles and a growing collection of electronic resources.

The collection covers all aspects of Hellenic Studies, with particular emphasis on:

  • Art and archaeology of the Greek world
  • Archaeology from the Balkans and Black Sea
  • Archaeological Theory and Material Sciences
  • Epigraphy
  • Byzantine art and architecture
  • Travellers to Greece
  • A Rare Book collection based on the library of George Finlay

The local library catalogue is available online, via the Library's databases page.

The library contributes to a local union catalogue AMBROSIA, which represents more than 250,000 titles on the Greek world, accessible online.

Accessing materials

Can I visit the library to view materials? Reference library only, with free Wi-Fi and scanning facilities. Visitors have free access from 9.00 – 19.00, Monday - Friday (members may use the library on a 24 hour basis).

For more information, please see full information on accessing the Library.


British School at Athens data on Copac

Example record from the British School at Athens collections:

The travels of foure English men and a preacher into Africa, Asia, Troy, Bythinia, Thracia, and to the Blacke Sea : and into Syria, Cilicia, Pisidia, Mesopotamia, Damascus, Canaan, Galile, Samaria, Iudea, Palestina, Ierusalem, Iericho, and to the Red Sea: and to sundry other places.
  At London : Imprinted by Felix Kyngston, for William Aspley, and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yeard, at the signe of the Parrot 1612

You can browse all the titles on Copac starting with the above title.