EKBY's Library is located on the 1st floor
of the building and includes a reading room.
The Library contains 5,000
volumes. Enrichment with new content is a continuous
procedure. The content is
categorised as follows:
1. Books-Official publications
3. Serial publications (foreign languages
and Greek) - Newspapers.
4. Press indexing
5. Legislation Archive
Library has a large collection of research material. The
public can borrow books, research studies
and CD-ROMs for maximum allowed time period 3
days, and with maximum number of items 4. A prerequisite is to leave
an identity card. Borrowing is only possible during
Library's opening hours.
Opening hours of EKBY's Library:
Monday - Friday: 9: 00p.m. - 3: 00m.m.
Digital Library of EKBY is available since January 2017
from the link:
It is a web application that enables open online presentation of the Catalogue
of EKBY’s Library and provides navigation capabilities, flexible search of
metadata fields and advanced search filters.
Connection and direct access to the actual digital files (content of the
Repository of EKBY) is
available only for EKBY's publications, indicating their license of use and disposal in the form of open
data, according to rights that have been given.
It is noted that the Digital Library of EKBY does not support interlibrary loan
The Digital Library was developed with the web platform for management and open
disposal of library catalogues and functions, namely “openABEKT”. OpenABEKT has
been made available to EKBY as a Software as a Service (SaaS) via the cloud
infrastructure of the National Documentation Centre (EKT), in the frame of a
memorandum of cooperation between EKBY and EKT. OpenABEKT ensures
interoperability with national and international platforms for content
accumulation and diffusion and it is searchable by indexes and open content
search engines such as Google. It in an evolution of ABEKT, the integrated
library system that was developed by EKT since 1987 and which the Library of
EKBY was using until recently.
The disposal of openABEKT service to EKBY and the data migration from ABEKT
system to the new, were done in the framework of Projects: a) "Development of
Web Portal for the diffuse of information for Nature and Biodiversity of Greece",
implemented by EKBY and b ) "Platform for the provision
of services for the Deposit, Management and Distribution of
Open Data and Digital Content", implemented by the National Documentation Centre,
which are included in the Operational program "Digital Convergence" (NSRF
2007-2013) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union - European Regional