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 open only by appointment to visitors with a valid certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or valid certificate of COVID-19 recovery.
  • New visitors’ cards are issued the following days and times by appointment due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Monday and Friday (9.00-10.00) 
  • Monday and Thursday (14.30-15.30).
  • Please visit Access and Hours for more information on the visiting hours, eligibility to access the library etc.
  • For any questions or concerns please send an email to  or Ask a Librarian