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Background

History

The Library of IGME is one of the largest specialized scientific libraries of Greece and the most up to date on the geosciences. Currently available:

  • More than 10,000 books, several of which are rare editions and some have even been adopted as the 19th century.
  • More than 10,000 official technical studies and reports (from 1875)
  • More than 40,000 volumes and issues of Greek and international scientific journals (from 1849)
  • About 5000 reprints of scientific articles and publications
  • Around 4500 maps (from 1891) Dozens of dictionaries, encyclopedias and bibliographic lists
  • Sufficient number of scientific materials in electronic format (CD, DVD)

Most of these publications are registered in electronically based system of library registration (Starter Edition 5.5.01 ABEKT & subsystem ABEKT Z39.50 Server & Web Gate) of the National Documentation Center.

The library serves dozens of users, directly or through the internet (Organizations, individuals, students and IGME workers of course).

From 13 October 2008, the Library of IGME Central Services, operates in new modern facilities in the new buildings of IGME at the Olympic Village.