The Foundation’s Historical Library is a “library of libraries”. Since its founding, in 2013, it collects, preserves and highlights the libraries of important scholars, scientists and collectors. It contains a very large volume of literature, mainly of Greek interest, with the aim of making it accessible to researchers as well as to the general public.

The collections that make up the Historical Library maintain their unity, according to the research interests or collector focus of the former owners and each collection is catalogued independently. All catalogued collections are available in the online catalogue of the Historical Library.

Reading room


General subjects

Ancient Greece and Byzantium

In our collections you can find the whole corpus of ancient Greek and Byzantine literature in multiple editions, old (15th-16th century), as well as newer critical and even contemporary. These sources are complemented by scholarship about the ancient and Byzantine world, mainly of philological, historical, archaeological interest.

Modern and Contemporary Greece

Travellers' accounts


Shipping and the Sea

Other arts and sciences

Old and Rare material

Personal Collections
The Historical Library's Collections owners
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Digital Library
Digitized rare material from the Historical Library's Collections

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Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Conservation Lab

Conservation Lab

The modern laboratory for the conservation of library and archival material operates with the aim of preserving, restoring and protecting the Foundation's collections.
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Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

The Foundation's digital projects, with free access for anyone interested, give a new dimension to historical, anthropological and sociological research.
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