Browse the Library


The building of the Central Library has a total area of 17.396,62m2 . For the needs of the Library are used 14.500m2 consisting of six floors arranged in two wings:

    • Wing A: spaces in the northern part of the Library (spaces inside the Library)
    • Second Wing: spaces in the southern part of the Library (areas outside the Library)

The collection is organized thematically following the Dewey Decimal Classification System.

  • Student Collection,
  • Series
  • Information material (dictionaries, encyclopedias, monographs that cannot be borrowed [BNC]),
  • Magazine Showrooms,
  • Postgraduate theses,
  • Doctoral Dissertations,
  • Children’s books,
  • Reprints
  • Oversized books (OVR),
  • Donations of individual collections (A. Anestidis, A. Zakopoulos, Nik. Stavrou, Stavros Foundation),
  • CDs and CD-Roms,
  • Videotapes with educational material
  • ‘Closed’ collections (Portfolio, Private donations for processing, Double volume archive

  • 001 – Research, statistical methods
  • 003 – Computer Science
  • 100 – Philosophy
  • 150 – Psychology
  • 200 – Religion
  • 300 – Social Sciences
  • 330 – Economics
  • 370 – Education
  • 400 – Linguistics

  • 500 – Science
  • 510 – Mathematics
  • 530 – Physics
  • 540 – Chemistry
  • 570 – Biology
  • 610 – Medicine
  • 700 – Arts
  • 800 – Literature
  • 900 – Geography – History
    Valuable and Rare Material (Archival Collections)*

  • Computing
  • Education Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology
  • Economic
  • Natural
  • Chemical

  • Medicine
  • Materials Science & Technology
  • Biological Applications and Technologies
  • Visual Arts and Art Sciences
  • Philology
  • History and Archaeology
  • Greek magazines
FLOOR 5th Special Collections
FLOOR 6th Special Collections

The Collections also include the material of the personal library of Professor of Modern Greek Literature Stamatis Karatzas, which is located in the Monastery of Peristera Douroutis at the University Campus (Closed Collection).

*The Collection of Valuable and Rare Material includes archives, original documents or copies thereof. Indicatively, we mention the files:

1. Archive of the Court of Appeal of Ioannina (Ottoman Archive) (1898-1924)
• Records of the years 1898-1924
2. Archive of the Land Registry of the Municipality of Ioannina
• 193 registers of the years 1913-1960
• Mortgage & Prenotation Report Books
• Foreclosure books
• Transcription books
3. Archive of the Prefecture of Ioannina
• 48 boxes of the years 1971-1981 with Government Gazette, Press Review, Press Releases, Correspondence, Minutes of meetings, Inauguration, events, speeches, Referendum 1973
4. Kalymnos Archive (1913-1929)
• Archive of the Court of First Instance and the Municipality of Kalymnos for the years 1913-1929

5. Commercial Company Archive O. Pervolarikis – V. Lykogiannis – E. Daniel & Co SA. Graphic Arts (1954-1957)
• Registers with indexes of raw materials and materials of the printing and lithograph of the commercial company
6. Archive of the Municipal Hospital “Elpis” of Athens (1912-1968)
• Minutes of meetings of the Fraternal Municipal Hospital “Elpis” (1912-1920, 1935, 1940-1944, 1950-1952, 1960-1964, 1967-1968)
• Hospital Agenda (1955-1957)
• Obstetrics Register (1918-1923)
• Mermiga Maternity Clinic (1029-1932)
7. Evlogios Kourilas Archive
• Personal archive of the Metropolitan of Korçë, Professor at the Theological School of the University of Athens…. Evlogiou Kourila (1880-1961)
8. Vasilios Rozos Archive (Professor, Medical School, University of Ioannina
• Personal archive of correspondence of Professor of the Medical School of the University of Ioannina Vasilios Rozos of the years 1969-1979
9. Euripides Sourlas Archive
• Personal archive of Euripides Zissis Sourlas (1891-1988), pedagogue. He taught in Vourmpiani, Ioannina, Preveza, Corfu and Athens. Director of the Ioannina School (Zosimaia School) 1929-1934.
10. Fafalios Family Archive
• Archive of the Fafalios shipping family from Vrontados, Chios, of the years 1925-1938
11. George Stavrou Archive
12. Macedonia – Sofia Vouri Archive
• Personal archive of Professor Sofia Vouri. It includes archival material mainly concerning North Macedonia and was collected by Professor Sofia Vouri during her research in the region.
13. Archive of Faculty Members of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ioannina
• Archive of the Association of Faculty Members of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Ioannina. Includes archival material from 196; until 1999 when the Association of the School of Philosophy merged with the Association of Faculty Members of the University of Ioannina.


The operating services of the Library and the service of readers as well as the available infrastructure are housed in special areas:

  • Readers (Borrowing, Interlibrary Loan, Information, Library Member Registration)
  • European Documentation Centre (K.E.T.)
  • Book Acquisitions
  • Electronic Book Management Service EUDOXUS
  • Material Processing (Cataloguing, Classification)
  • Unit of Accessibility and Social Support of University Students
  • Gallery – Library Exhibition Area
  • Hall of Precious and Rare Material
  • Seminar Room – User and Staff Training Room
  • Library Auditorium
  • Library Conference Room
  • Office of the Library Director
  • Office of Administration and Financial Management
  • IT Office
  • Material Processing (Cataloguing, Classification)
  • Atomic Study Offices
  • Quality Assurance Unit of Academic Libraries (MODI.P.A.B.), formerly Total Quality Unit of Academic Libraries (M.O.P.A.B.)


The Library has 600 reading seats distributed on all floors of the Library. It is possible for the reading seats on each floor to be configured according to the needs of the readers, or as deemed necessary by the Library staff.

B.K.P.-P.I. offers its users a modern and pleasant reading environment, as it has air conditioning in all areas, modern furnishings that meet international standards for Academic Libraries, modern photocopiers, machines for scanning and sending texts via the internet, computers for use by readers, wireless networking, computerized catalog, material protection systems, etc.
In the bookstacks there is detailed marking of the material by thematic unit, so that the reader has quick and direct access to the material, on the one hand to the book collections and on the other hand to the magazine collections.

The Library also has a modern Amphitheater of 160 seats for educational and cultural activities by the Library and other University bodies and Student Groups. The use of the Amphitheater requires the submission of a relevant request.

It also has an Art Gallery-Exhibition Space, a Seminar Room for 20 people, 8 offices (enclosed) for individual study, etc.

Access to the floors is possible by elevator, while there are also metal stairs.

Internet access

The computer systems and electronic services offered by the Library and Information Center of the University of Ioannina are used in such a way as to support the mission of the University and to be consistent with its academic character.

On the ground floor of the Library there are computers whose use is limited to searching the electronic catalogue of the Library and are called OPAC locations, computers used for internet search, as well as computers in which users can use software packages. On the other floors there are at least two computers per floor, which are available only for search in the electronic catalogue of the Library.

On all floors there are Internet sockets for personal computers and wireless internet access infrastructure.

Users of the public equipment of V.K.P.-P.I. members of the academic community of the University of Ioannina are given priority.

The use of the public electronic equipment of V.K.P.-P.I. It is carried out in compliance with a code of conduct, which ensures its best possible utilization and determines the framework within which both the personnel of the B.K.P.-P.I. must operate. as much as users.

Code of conduct for the use of computer systems and electronic services:

Computer systems and related electronic services are provided by LIC-PI. to support teaching and research, and more generally the University’s obligation to provide services to society as a public educational organization, as well as its administrative functions.

The unauthorized use of computer systems and electronic services, as well as the administrative functions of the Library, for personal gain beyond the promotion of the academic mission of the University is prohibited.

Users of LIC-PI computers must obtain information and data only in a lawful and approved manner, using software that is in full accordance with its license and the legal framework for the protection of intellectual property in force in Greece.

Respect for intellectual creation is important for academic production and activity. B.K.P.-P.I. It applies copyright law to the works of all authors and publishers regardless of the form in which they are published.

Due to the volatility and ease of reproduction of electronic information, respect for one’s work and personal expression is particularly important in places where computers are used. Violations of authorial integrity, such as plagiarism, violation of business secrets, unauthorized use, and copyright infringement, may be grounds for sanctioning members of academia.

Computer users should respect the personal files and data of other users, avoiding reviewing, transmitting or modifying them without their consent.

Also, the employees of V.K.P.-P.I. must not search, examine, use, modify or disclose publicly, without authorization, personal or confidential information contained on a computer which they do not use for the purposes of the service they offer to the LIC-PI. in the context of their employment there.

Users using the e-mail service must not declare a false identity. Also, messages should not be sent anonymously in order to deceive recipients. It is strictly forbidden to send e-mails to persons who have not requested their subscription to these e-mail lists.

The computer services of V.K.P.-P.I. must not be used for purposes that may cause, directly or indirectly, excessive load on computer installations or undue and arbitrary interference with the use of computer systems and services by other users.

The computer systems of B.K.P.-P.I. They must not be used in a way that offends morals or harasses, or in any other inappropriate way.

The use of electronic equipment and services of V.K.P.-P.I. It must under no circumstances be done in a way that discriminates between users. This term expressly prohibits any conduct intended to intimidate or insult a person because of a person’s gender, race, color, religion, ethnicity, age or sexual orientation.

Computer activity can be monitored via a screen by authorized persons in order to maintain security and better system performance. In cases where a person is suspected of misuse of computers, it is possible to examine the contents of users’ files by a person authorized by the Director of the Library.

Violations of the Library’s regulation regarding the use of computer systems and electronic services may lead to restriction or prohibition of their use by the offenders. In addition, sanctions may be imposed, based on the rules of procedure of the LIC-PI, the applicable provisions and collective bargaining for each violation, which may include the permanent exclusion of offenders from the use of the LIC-PI.

At the discretion of the administrator of computer systems, the right to use computers may be temporarily or permanently withdrawn depending on the violation of the code. The withdrawal of the right of use will take place 24 hours after the notification of each user.

Reproduction of material

• Photocopiers
The Library and Information Center of the University of Ioannina has 4 photocopiers on Ground A to the right of the Service Desk.

Photocopiers operate with a card receiver. The user can obtain cards from the Service Desk on the ground floor of the Library.
For any problems, please contact the Service Desk Staff.

The price of the card is 5€ for 100 photocopies.

• Scan2 Mail (machines for scanning and sending texts over the internet)
The multifunction machines (photocopiers-network printers-scanners) installed in the Central Library provide the user with the ability to scan printed material (e.g. pages of books/magazines) and send it via e-mail to the address he specifies.