Local Library Visit 2: National Technical University of Athens. Central Library and Library of the School of Health Sciences
National Technical University of Athens. Central Library
Type of library: academic
Postal address: 76, Patission Str., 104 34 Athens, Greece
Distance from Congress venue: 2.0 km
Meeting point: Katehaki Metro Station
Optimal route: Shuttle bus service sponsored by the National Technical University of Athens for the two libraries of the Local Library Visit #2
A volunteer will be waiting for you at the proposed meeting point
The Central Library of the National Technical University of Athens is an Academic Library and serves the teaching staff, the students of the NTUA as well as many scientists and students from other Universities. The main building of the library is located within the Polytechneioupoli Campus. The historic building at Patison Street also houses the Averof library, Averof reading room, Bouboulinas library and Bouboulinas reading room.
The Library’s mission is the enhancement and support of the education goals and research procedures of the institution. The Library also aims to contribute in the recovery, management and provision of specified information to the wider national and international community and its substantial involvement in every related activity to education and culture.
Today, a total of 240,000 book volumes and 100,000 volumes of journals are made available through the Library to the University. The printed bibliographic collections of the NTUA Central Library provide open access with the exception of the closed access collections. The library also contains electronic collections, including e-books, e-journals, databases and the Institutional Repository.
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Type of library: academic
Postal address: 1, Dilou and Μ. Asias str., 115 27 Athens, Greece
Distance from Congress venue: 1.5 km
The Library of Health Sciences is an academic library, the only one of its kind in Athens, opened in October of 1996. Its first President of the Library Committee was Professor Phedon Fessas. As Hippocrates said: “The ability to study correctly what has been written is an important part of the art of Medicine.” Having that in mind since the establishment of our library, we try to make biomedical study easier and we aim to contribute to the progress of biomedical practice in Greece. Being the Library of the School of Health Sciences, we always try to support the education and the research activities of the School of Medicine, and the Departments of Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
Our collection has been enriched with print and electronic books, journals and databases. A good library is a living institution, with a staff of dedicated research professionals, growing gradually with the community it serves. We believe that a library can and should be more than just a collection of books – it should embody the search for knowledge, in all its forms.