The main collection of each Branch Library is open to access by the users (its material is free to circulate). It contains books, periodicals, reference material, etc.
The Library material is classified according to the Library of Congress classification scheme. Meanwhile, periodicals are not classified according to the above scheme. They are sorted alphabetically by title.
All Library material which belongs to this type of collection may be traced by the Library OPAC.
Short Loan Collections include material of high demand which is temporarily moved from the main collection to a special area named "The Short Loan Collection".
The material of this collection is determined by the Academic staff and aims to fulfill courses requirements for a given period of time.
Borrowing of this material is usually restricted to few hours only due to high demand.
Old books, engravings and other printed or non printed material of particular historic, artistic or scholarly value and importance that has been either purchased or donated is kept for security reasons in the Close access collections of the University of Crete Library of Rethymnon.