Following the announcement by the Ministry of Development, the Nordic Library at Athens is pleased to announce the reopening of the library, with strict procedures in place to minimize risk to both users and staff. Until further notice the library will operate with reduced opening hours Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00, with the hope of increasing the opening hours shortly.
The number of concurrent users will be restricted to ensure adequate physical distancing and seating has been adjusted accordingly. Users are required to bring their own mask, which must be worn when interacting with others. A distance between people of at least 1,5 meters must be maintained at all times. Books will be quarantined for 72-hours after use. Library computers are not available for use at this time and use of the kitchenette is also restricted.
Please contact the library for more details regarding safety measures.
Welcome to The Nordic Library
The Library contains 40.000 volumes mainly in the field of Greek archaeology and of ancient Greek religion and history, including 450 periodicals.
You may consult our catalogue on-line.
The Library mainly caters towards Nordic scholars but also welcomes both Greek and foreign scholars who are members of the various research institutions and archaeological schools of Greece.
Nordic scholars who would like to work for a shorter or longer period as residents in the Library (we offer office space and access 24/7 to the library) should contact either the relevant institute or the Library directly.
The Library is situated on the south side of the Acropolis in the Makrigianni area:
Kavalloti 7, GR-11742 Athens
Tel: +30 210 9249210 and +30 210 9249211
Fax: +30 210 9216487
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 17
(Summer opening hours during July and August: 9 - 17)
Access from the Library's premises:
- L'Année Philologique
- The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley Online Library)
- Jacoby Online
- Journal of Archaeological Science
- JSTOR digital archive (Arts & Sciences 2 + 5-11)
- LOEB Classical Library online
- Oxford Bibliographies – Classics
- Oxford Classical Dictionary
- Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion
- Oxford Handbooks Online:
- Brill’s New Pauly
- New Pauly Online (supplements I and II)
- Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
Access to Archaeopress e-books
The Library has a full subscription to Archaeopress' e-book monograph content.
On the landing page you need only click ‘Continue to browse all digital downloads available through your account’ to complete the login process.
The existing archive has over 200 titles available immediately with approx. 6-12 new titles added each calendar month.
E-books are made available at the same time as print editions.
On the Orthodox holiday Monday June 8th, Pentecost Monday / Monday of the Holy Spirit, the Nordic Library remains closed.