The Chios Library branch has been operating since 1985, when the Department of Business Administration was established. It is housed with the Department of Business Administration in the Michaleio Building and consists of three (3) floors. The ground floor serves as a reception area and the point of service for users (counter) and book borrowing, returning and reserving services are provided. There are also on display the stands with the current issues of journals and newspapers and the collection of textbooks distributed to students of the School of Business through the programme EUDOXUS, under the auspices the Ministry of Education, while there are also two (2) cabinets with audiovisual material. There are also four (4) user terminals to search and a photocopier available to users. Moreover, there are storing cabinets to store personal belongings, where users can store personal belongings, when entering the Department.
The first floor serves as a reading hall, and there is part of the main collection of books, the printed collection of Gray literature, i.e. undergraduate, graduate and doctoral theses drafted by the Departments of the University located on Chios, and other special collections, such as: informational material, publications of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT.), etc. There are also the following services available to users: twenty-four (24) reading seats in the hall, three (3) carrel desks, three (3) user terminals to search and reading equipment for microfilm-microfiche.
In the basement there are the Branch's movable bookcases with the greater part the main collection, archived Greek and foreign journals and LOEB Classical Library series (Greek and Latin classical authors). In the basement there are: one (1) carrel desk and one (1) user terminal to search.
The collection of the Chios Library Branch includes about 33,000 volumes (9.186 titles in Greek, 9.782 titles in English, 435 titles in French and 189 titles in German) and 100 Greek and foreign language journals. There are also available: the collection of Gray literature drafted by the Departments of the University located on Chios, and other special collections, such as: reference material, publications of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT.), audiovisual material, maps, etc.
The Library is organized following the international classification and cataloguing standards. Specifically, the Library's materials are organized using the Dewey Decimal Classification System, Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2 (AACR2) and Library of Congress Subject Headings. The authority control is based on the Library of Congress Name Authorities and the Catalogue of Name Authorities of the National Library of Greece. Searching of is possible in both local collection and in the union catalogue of the six (6) regional Library branches of the University of the Aegean. The branch also provides access to a large number of databases and journals.
The collection covers the areas of interest of the University Departments on Chios and a large number of titles of general interest. The Chios Library Branch covers mainly the following topics (subjects):
- business administration
- economic sciences
- Borrowing Services (Borrowing, Reservations, Renewals)
- Interlibrary Services ( interbranch loans, inter-library loans with other libraries)
- Ordering articles
- Studying on the Library premise
- Copying items (books, magazines, digital media)
- Management of EUDOXUS Books (borrowing, returning, distributing textbooks EUDOXUS)
- Services to Support and Train Users
The Chios Library Branch supports:
(A) the School of Business, which includes the following three (3) Departments, offering undergraduate courses in:
- Business Administration
- Shipping, Trade and Transport
- Financial and Management Engineering
(B) four (4) Postgraduate Courses in:
- Financial Management Engineering
- Business Administration
- Shipping, Transport and International Trade
- Tourism Planning, Management and Policy
The main purpose of the Branch is to provide the resources for the educational and informational needs of the members of the academic community (undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff). At the same time, the Branch is open to residents of the island and visitors in general.