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Hellenic Statistical Authority


Library Section


Hellenic Statistical Authority


46 Pireos and Eponiton str., Piraeus, 185 10

Telephone numbers

2131352313-5, 2131352347-9





Foundation year - Mission  

The Library of the Hellenic Statistical Authority was established in 1953 and it constitutes a separate Section of the Statistical Information and Publications Division. It is a specialized library and focuses on the economic and statistical sectors. Its mission is the management, conservation and preservation of all ELSTAT publications, printed and electronic, as well as the dissemination of information concerning statistical, financial and management issues and generally issues concerning science and humanities.

Who can access the Library

All kinds of users. Main users of statistical information are:

- Eurostat

- Pupils/students

- Teachers/professors

- Academic/researchers

- Businesses

- Public services

- Press and other media

- Political parties

- International organizations

Specialized subject areas

Statistics, Methodology



The Library collection numbers about 70.000 volumes of monographs and periodicals and it is enriched with new material on an annual basis. Every year, an Information Bulletin is published with the most recent publications. The most important part of the Library collection consists of the publications of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (in printed or electronic form) and the publications of other countries’ statistical authorities. It also comprises printed publications or statistical databases of international organizations, such as Eurostat, OECD, United Nations, IMF etc.


- Statistical information dissemination

- Guidance through ELSTAT and Eurostat websites

- European Statistical Data Support Centre of Greece: free guidance to users who search for European statistical data and publications

- Digital library organization and management (all ELSTAT publications free of charge in PDF form at

- Publication of annual Information Bulletin: all incoming publications through the specific year of reference, as well as published Press Releases, statistical information available in electronic form, Library and ESDS user profiles and requests statistical data

- Organization of all-level-educational visits (first-secondary-post secondary and tertiary) in ELSTAT in cooperation with the Ministry of Education

Collections and services (which differentiate the specific library from the others)

Dissemination of specialized statistical information

Services to other HE.L.I.N. members and their users

Interlibrary loans for a short period of time provided that there is availability, participation to all events


6 permanent employees