The Library of the University of Piraeus is accessible by professors, researchers and students and its mission is to support education and research.

The library's opening hours have been extended to serve the needs of the members of the University, from 8.00 in the morning to 20.00 in the evening, every day, all working days.

The reading room is also accessible to people with disabilities.

Printed and Audio-Visual Collections

The collection consists of approximately 47,000 book titles, 800 titles of printed periodicals (88,000 volumes).

It also includes publications of private and public institutions, as well as audiovisual material, CD-ROMs and DVDs.

All the printed material is organised thematically according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.

The majority of the printed documents are on loan except for information books, journals and theses which the reader can study in the reading room or photocopy a small part of their content. A special computer is available for Audio-Visual material.


General information: information about the library and its material is given at the reception desk, such as borrowing rules, photocopies, use of audiovisual material, location of documents, etc. Nine information leaflets have been published for the same purpose.

Specialised information: The library provides online thematic subscriptions and open-access databases. Specialised research queries are submitted by e-mail, telephone or in person and are dealt with by librarians in the relevant department.

Borrowing: every member of the University is registered as a member of the library in order to borrow its materials. There is also a renewal and reservation service for borrowed material and priority borrowing on return. Acquisition of material that is not available in the library is possible either through suggestions for its enrichment or through interlibrary loans from other Greek libraries or collaborating libraries abroad.

User training: the library staff offers new students, as well as any other interested person, support and information on the use of the library, its catalogue, services and electronic information sources.

European Documentation Centre

The European Documentation Center has been operating in its current form since January 2004 and has material dating back to 1994. It receives regularly selected official publications of the European Union to encourage the study of European integration. Over time, the receipt of printed material has been gradually replaced by access to the corresponding electronic material. Within the KET, the Common Greek Repository of European Information and Grey Bibliography has been established and operates. The printed collection of the European Documentation Centre includes European legislation, reports, statistics, and thematically specialised studies in Greek and English.

Digital Collections

Access to the full text of around 7,500 scientific journals is available via the Internet. Access to these journals is possible thanks to the library's participation in the Hellenic Academic Library Network HEAL-Link.

Electronic books

They cover the subject areas of the University of Piraeus and come from Cengage Learning, Oxford Scholarship Online, Sage, Science Direct, Taylor and Francis, Wiley Interscience and Heal-link.


International Trade by Commodity Statistics (ITCS), Shipping Intelligence Network, Classification Web, Computer & Applied Sciences Complete, ECONLIT, ICAP, International Financial Statistics Online Service, JSTOR, Journal Citation Reports 2008 Edition, MathScience, NOMOS, and Open Access Databases.

Digital repositories developed by the library

The digital repository of the scientific journal of the SPOUDAI Foundation, published since 1950 and publishing articles in the fields of interest of the University of Piraeus (

The Dioni Institutional Repository, where the postgraduate theses and doctoral dissertations of the departments of the institution are stored, indexed, preserved and retrieved in digital form. The theses are accessible via the Internet, depending on the permission granted by each author. The collection is enriched daily (

The digital repository of the European Documentation Centres of Greece KETlib, with material of European interest produced by Greek scientific and political organisations and by EU institutions (


The library is housed in the main building of the University. The entrance is in the central circular staircase in the middle of the ground floor. The lift on the left side of the building is also used for people with disabilities.

The library consists of three main areas:

  • The Reception Area, which houses the material circulation area, the closed collection, rare collections and computers for searching the catalogue and information sources,
  • The Library, which houses the library’s entire print collection, the photocopier and computers for readers, and
  • The Reading Room, where the dictionaries, the exhibits with the latest issues of the printed journals and other information material are located.


Full nameDepartmentTitlePhoneOfficeE-mail
Albani Sultana


TE Librarian+30 210 4142034Υ07/Main
Katsirikou AnthiLibraryPE Librarian+30 210 4142022Υ07/Main
Neophytistos IliasLibraryPE Librarian+30 210 4142021ΥΟ8/Main
Houliari AretiLibraryTE Librarian+30 210 4142032ΥΟ7/Main