Digital Library & Research

The "Georgios Vernardakis Digital Library" is located on the second floor of the CHS in Greece, and allows researchers of all ages, who visit the Center in Nafplio, to have the unique privilege of access, free of charge, to the University’s digital resources: one of the richest digital libraries of the world.

CHS Greece also holds a small printed library, which includes copies of the CHS Hellenic Series books, some important editions of classical literature, dictionaries, guides, novels, etc. It is generously supported by the CHS US as well as with contributions made by friends of the Center.

For CHS Greece library services, assistance, and the Digital Library Program, contact Matina Goga (matina.goga@chs.harvard.edu, +30 27520 47030, int. line: 1)

Digital Library status as of November 9, 2020

Αs of November 9, 2020, Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece and its Digital Library, following the relevant guidelines of the Greek authorities, will remain closed to the public. Our operation and activities continue online. For any new developments, updates will follow.

Days/hours of the Digital Library

Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm

*Closed on public Greek holidays

Digital Library guidelines

  • Library visitors should fill in an online registration form found on the Digital Library's front page to create a personal user-account that is required for accessing the online resources.
  • Library users are kindly requested to log out from their personal account, when leaving the Digital Library.
  • Visitors may bring notebooks and laptops to the library.
  • Visitors must maintain a scholarly atmosphere in the library at all times.
  • Food is not allowed in the digital library.
  • Users also have access to the Center’s latest news, as well as to other services and tools (e.g. announcements of the Center). They can also subscribe to CHS Greece's email list to receive newsletters, invitations to events, etc.
  • Visitors must follow, at all times, all safety and other regulations related to the use of the Digital Library and other spaces of CHS Greece, as communicated by the Center’s staff.