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Library



Library

 
The School of Biology Library is located at the ground floor of the Faculty of Sciences new Building (map), behind the concierge and covers an area of approximately 240m2.
In the Library are available to the members of the academic community:
- Books (~ 9000 titles)
- Hard copy journals (~ 400 titles in ~ 12000 volumes)
- Archive for Diploma theses (~ 700 titles) and Master theses (~ 150)
- Archive for PhD Theses (~ 250)
- Ten computers to access electronic literature databases and other services through the Central Library of the Aristotle University.
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The Lending Library is to follow the new “Unified Operation Rules of AUTH Libraries” (see here, available in Greek). The staff provides users with information and advice on the electronic resources of Aristotle University (literature search, journals, articles, seminars on the Central Library services) and on interlibrary loan services.
The Library also serves as a reading room from 08:30 to 16:00 (for any changes in working hours, depending on the availability of staff, users are notified beforehand).
 

Access to Library resources

Books and journals
Search in books and journals found in the School’s Library is possible with the help of staff or using the bibliographic database (OPAC Catalogue) of AUTH. The main collection covers most of the books, while a number is located at the School’s Departments. Books of the main collection are to be borrowed for 15 days. The journals are not borrowed.
 
Teaching tools
Books or notes proposed by the School’s teaching staff as teaching aids for lessons are available in the library and can be borrowed for 3 days. This collection is being enriched through the "Eudoxos” service portal (in Greek). Apart from the e-courses offered through Blackboard Academic Suite, the library keeps electronic copies of teachers’ lectures notes.
 
Diploma, Master, and PhD theses
A list of all dissertations, Master theses, and PhD theses that have been elaborated in the School of Biology, sorted by Department (Botany, Genetics, Development and Molecular Biology, Zoology, Ecology) and by year are available in the Library. The copies are not borrowed, but part of them may be photocopied.
 
Books and articles search and Interlibrary loans:
Free access to a large number of on-line resources (electronic books, journals, theses, dictionaries, etc.) is offered through the AUTH Central Library website. It is also possible to search and locate articles in other libraries in Greece by the National Documentation Centre and order them at the School’s Library. Search and loans of articles and books from cooperating libraries located outside Greece is also possible through AUTH Central Library.
 

Training courses
The library encourages users to take training courses (such as seminars) in order to get in touch with the available electronic resources concerning research and education. Seminars are regularly provided by AUTH Central Library (applications in Greek at: http://www.lib.auth.gr/index.php/el/seminars-request).
 

Other services
In the School’s Library free-of-charge scanning and faxing services are offered. Photocopying and printing services are also available in fixed prices.
 
Information: Ms Zoe Veneti
Tel. and Fax: +302310-998388