Columbia University Libraries began a focused collection in Modern Greek literature, culture, and society only in the late 1990s, with the establishment of the academic program in Modern Greek Studies. The collection currently houses over 6000 monographs and nearly 100 periodicals. The emphasis of the collection is on 19th- and 20th-century literature, which is housed in Butler Library, while numerous works in art, architecture, archaeology, and urban design may be found in Avery Library. Several works on cultural history are available from the Athens Microfilm Services, in the Microforms Reading Room in Butler Library, and Lehman Library holds a growing collection of political science and anthropological works.

Further information on Columbia University Libraries' collection development policy may be found at by contacting Butler Library:

Ms. Karen Green

Curator for Comics and Cartoons

Columbia University, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

535 W 114th St, Room 6M50

New York NY 10027

[email protected]


The Program has a small program library of books on Greek literature, culture, politics, and society for the use of faculty and students taking classes in the program. There are special sections on contemporary Greek literature, Greek literature in English translation, the Greek diaspora, works by key authors, and some important references works and dictionaries.

The collection is housed in Hamilton 515.