University of Piraeus Library

University of Piraeus Library


University of Piraeus


Karaoli and Dimitriou 80, 18534 Piraeus


  • (+30) 210 4142022 (Director of the Library)
  • (+30) 210 4142039 (Circulation Desk)


(+30) 210 4142330



University of Piraeus Library

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Foundation Year - History

The library was founded in 1949 as a study room. Since then, it has widened its aims and activities. The library's purpose is to support and promote the educational and research goals of the University of Piraeus. It also supports the continued development and expansion of the objectives of the University's community as well as the social role of the University of Piraeus.

Who can access the Library

The library is for the faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and university staff, as well as for external partners of the University's members, libraries, and the general public.

Specialized subject areas

  • Primary subject areas: Industry, International and European studies, Business, Operations research, Computers, Accounting, Marketing, Transportation, Shipping, Economics, Organization and Management, Production, Statistics and Insurance Science, Technology, Money - Banking.

  • Secondary subject areas: Language, Law, Education, Energy, Communications, Labor, Logistics, Social Sciences, Social Services, Mathematics, Environment, Political science


  • Books and journals in printed and electronic formats
  • Audio-visual material


  • General information: related to the library and its collections and equipment, including rules for borrowing, making photocopies, the use of audio-visual material, locations of items, etc.

  • Specialized information: users can submit specific research questions, which are handled by the librarians in the relevant department, by email, by telephone or in person.

  • Access to sources and materials: photocopying, printing, access to thematic, bibliographic and full text databases.

  • Lending: to members and partners of the university. There is also a service for reserving books and other printed material. All requests are considered in the order in which they are received.

  • Acquisition of material: acquisition of material that is not in the library can be done in two ways. There can be a proposal to enrich the library's collections, or items can be borrowed via interlibrary loans from libraries in Greece or abroad.

  • User training: the library offers seminars to train users on how to use the library, the electronic catalogue, the services and the electronic information sources.

Special Collections & Services

  • Α) European Documentation Center (EDC) (1992-)

  • Β) The library has developed three digital repositories: 1. The Digital Library which constitutes the Institutional Repository of the University of Piraeus: This is where post-graduate and doctoral theses from various departments of the University are stored, indexed, maintained and retrieved in digital format. The theses are accessible through the Internet by all members of the academic community and by the general public. The search for the theses, which are in Acrobat PDF, can be done through a simple request using bibliographic metadata such as title, subject, author, summary, year, etc. The collection includes approximately 4,300 postgraduate and doctoral theses.
    2. The digital repository of the European Documentation Center of Greece (ΚΕΤlib) with European content. This material is produced by scientific and political organizations in Greece which specialize in European and international subjects and topics.
    3. The digital repository for "SPOUDAI - the Journal of Economics and Business" published by the University of Piraeus. The journal has been in publication since 1950 and publishes articles on Economics, Business Administration, Statistics, and Operations Research.

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

All services that are provided to the members of the University of Piraeus.


  • 5 permanent librarians, one of whom has a PhD and 2 of whom are studying for graduate degrees.

  • 6 librarians with fixed-term contracts, of whom one has a post-graduate degree, and another is a PhD candidate.

  • 1 administrative employee in economics with a fixed-term contract and has a post-graduate degree.