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History

The Library of the Bank of Greece is one of the most prominent and comprehensive special libraries in Greece in the field of economics. It is housed in the headquarters of the Bank.

The Library was established in 1931 by purchasing the first books for its collection. Since then the collection is being developed with new acquisitions in subjects related to the main functions of the Bank: economics, finance, banking, law, monetary policy, statistics, and business administration.
 

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Use of the Library


External users may visit the Library during its opening hours.

Users are required to produce identification, which will be retained at the security desk at the main entrance. For statistical reasons users should also sign the "Guest Book" and for safety reasons they should lock their belongings in lockers near the main entrance of the Library. 

Use of food, drink or mobile phones is prohibited in the Library. 

External users can access only to the serials' stacks.

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Collection

The Library's print collection consists of nearly 180,000 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.

The collection of electronic resources consists of 35 databases of electronic journals and books, reports, statistics and newspapers.

There is also a rare book collection comprising of about 1,000 volumes. The oldest book is dated in 1534


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Membership in Greek and international organizations


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