A brief tour
You can take a brief virtual tour
around the Library and its corresponding services. The tour is performed through a Video which lasts 8'.
New users must register, in order to obtain borrowing privileges. Registration is complete when a user attends the introductory seminars on the basic use of the Library and its services. Training seminars take place in all branches, throughout the academic year.
Users have daily access to the Library but there are differentiations from one branch to another. See Opening hours
for more details.
In the Library areas
Users are not allowed to drink, eat, smoke or use mobile phones. There are lockers at the entrance of the Central Library and the Knossos branch, in which users can keep their personal belongings.
The University of Crete Library consists of the Central Library in Rethymnon University Campus, which supports Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, and four more branches in Heraklion: 1) the School of Science and Engineering - Knossos branch, that supports the disciplines of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science 2) the School of Science and Engineering - Voutes branch that supports the disciplines of Chemistry and Material Science 3)the School of Science and Engineering - Voutes branch that supports the disciplines of Science and Biology and 4) the School of Medicine branch, which is also located in Voutes.
Searching for books
The basic tool for finding books, journals and other Library material is the electronic catalogue. It provides information about the availability and the location of material: Library branch, collection, call number, loan status. For further information visit the Local collections section.
Locating a book on the shelf
The Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to classify its books. On the spine of each book, there are Latin alphabet letters combined with numbers that describe its main subject. In order to locate a book, write down its call number as referred in the catalogue and look for it on the shelf of the branch that holds the book.
Registered users can borrow Library material from any Library branch , according to the borrowing regulations that apply. There is a Circulation desk, at the entrance of all Library branches. For further information on borrowing rights visit the Borrowing entitlement
In each library branch, users find at their disposal :
- personal computers for access to electronic information resources, MS Office applications etc
- photocopying machines