Library holdings and collections about the collections

The Hellenic Centre for Marine Science Library (HCMR Library) is a primary source for marine-related information in Greece; its collections and services are developed and maintained to support HCMR scientific staff as well as the scientific community all over Greece. Currently, the Library collection numbers more than 17,000 volumes of monographs, reprints, reports and over 180 active print journals and also provides access to over 8,000 electronic journals. These represent the culmination of more than one hundred years of collection and compilation, with an eclectic approach which comprises oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, marine technology, geophysics and climatology, seismology, as well as extensive resources in ecology, zoology, fisheries, aquaculture and limnology. The HCMR Library has an outstanding collection of expedition reports, and a comprehensive collection of documents concerning Greek Waters. In accordance with its collection development policy the HCMR Library gathers material in all formats in order to support the research missions. The primary emphasis is on acquiring current materials, with a special emphasis on digital resources that can be delivered via the World Wide Web. The library seeks the most effective and economical methods possible for its collection acquisitions, licensing, and contracting procedures. Many titles, both foreign and domestic, are received through the library’s gift and exchange program. We invite you to visit our library both physically and electronically, and to participate in shaping its future. The librarians of the HCMR Library hope you find the library collections useful, and they invite your comments, suggestions, and advice.


Journal Collections

These are shelved alphabetically on the main Journals’ shelves in the centre of Library beside the reading room. Back volumes of periodicals/journals are located in the basement. Ask the Enquiry desk for access to these. Check the Periodical Holdings for journal titles. E-journals are accessible through the Library’ s web site, section E-Resources. The access is restricted to HCMR staff and visitors to reading room. Display of Journals Current issues of journals are displayed alphabetically on the display stack in the centre of the reading room (for fifteen days). Greek Journals Collection Straight ahead from the main entrance of the Library at the end of stacks there are two stacks of Greek published journals arranged alphabetically.


International Organization Reports

Organization Reports are shelved alphabetically under the name of the organization and then the first word of the title, in a stack located at the southwest corner.


Reference Collection

These materials remain in the library to help you answer general questions or begin your research. You will find encyclopedias of all sorts, dictionaries, directories, atlases & maps, bibliographies, and annual reports. They are arranged alphabetically by category and are shelved behind the periodical display shelves in the centre of reading room. They are accessed through the OPAC Catalogue.