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The Library of the Bank of Greece is one of the most prominent andcomprehensive special libraries in Greece in the field of economics.

Established along with the Bank in 1928, it was one of its earliest business units and it is housed at the Bank’s Head Office in a space of particular architectural interest.

The collection is constantly being developed in subjects related to the main functions of the Bank: economics, banking and central banking, finance, monetary policy, the Greek economy and its history, world economy, statistics, Greek and European law and business administration.

 

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Access and terms of use

External users are required to identify themselves at the security desk of the Bank’s main entrance and obtain a visitors’ card which will also be used for their entrance at the Library.

By entering the Library, users should sign in the “Guest Book”. Data collected are being processed according to the relevant provisions on the protection of personal data and are not communicated to third parties.

Direct access to the stacks is permitted only to the Banks’ employees while, external users can access only the serials’ stacks.

For safety reasons external users should lock their belongings in the lockers located near the main entrance of the Library and preserve the key on their own responsibility throughout their visit.

Security measures applied at the Bank, such as the use of digital closed-circuit television, are also in operation at the Library.

 


 

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Collections
 

      

 

There is also a rare book collection comprising of about 1,150 volumes. The oldest book is an edition of Plato’s Omnia opera, published in Basel in 1534.

The collection of electronic resources consists of more than 50 databases of electronic journals and books, reports, statistics, newspapers and the main research tools of the Library’s resources.
          

Last but not least, a collection of CD-ROMs and DVDs, microfiches and microfilms of newspapers (like the Government Gazette, the Official Journal of the European Union, Greek newspapers), working papers etc. form another part of the collection.

 

The Library is housed on the third floor of the Banks’ Head Office while part of the collection is also housed in the Banks’ building complex at Halandri.

The Library's print collection features some 175,000 volumes. In addition to the publications of the Bank, it includes books, academic journals, newspapers (Greek and foreign), annual reports of central banks and working/discussion papers. Publications of international organizations, such as the European Central Bank, the European Union, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, and the International Labour Office, form a great part of the collection.



 

 

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Membership in Greek and international organizations

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