Mytilene Branch

Description: 

The Lesvos Library branch has been operating since 1986, when University of the Aegean on Lesvos was established, and is housed in a three (3) story building.
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, while the branch collection of old issues of printed journals are on display.
Available to users is one (1) workstation. On the ground floor there are storing cabinets where users can store personal belongings, when entering the branch. There are also offices to catalogue and prossess branch materials.
On the first floor of the building there are: part of the book collection (Dewey classification categories 000 to 599) and the printed collection of the Gray literature, i.e. undergraduate, master’s and doctoral theses, drafted by the University Departments located on Lesvos. Moreover, there are: four (4) user terminals for searching and a photocopier are available to users.
On the second floor there is the rest of the book collection (Dewey classification categories 600 to 999), the collection of digital materials, the stands with the current issues of scientific journals and the reading room of the Library.
There are forty (40) reading posts and two (2) user terminals for searching available to users; in addition, there is room with audiovisual projection equipment.
The Library consists of 36,850 titles and 73 subscriptions for printed scientific journals related to the areas of interest of the University Faculties and Departments located on Lesvos.
It also has a collection of Gray literature drafted by the University Departments located on Lesvos, the collection of textbooks distributed to students of the Departments located on Lesvos (through the programme EUDOXUS under the auspices the Ministry of Education) and other special collections, such as reference material (encyclopedias, dictionaries, guides), teacher notes, videos, maps, etc.
The Library is organized following the international classification and cataloguing standards. More 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 unified catalogue of the six (6) regional Library Departments of the University of the Aegean. The Department also provides access to a large number of databases and journals.
The collection covers the areas of interest of the University Departments on Lesvos and a large number of titles of general interest. The Lesvos Library branch covers mainly the following topics (subjects):
- Information Technology
- Library Science
- Museum Studies
- Philosophy
- Psychology
- Religion
- Sociology
- Social Anthropology
- Political Sciences
- Economic Sciences
- Law
- Education
- Language
- Mathematics
- Physics
- Chemistry
- Geology
- Biology
- Plants- Animals
- Applied Engineering
- Art
- Architecture
- Painting
- Music
- Cinema
- Literature and Rhetoric
- Geography
- History

SERVICES
- Borrowing Services (Borrowing, Reservations, Renewals)
- Interlibrary Services ( interbranch loans, inter-library loans with other libraries)
- Ordering articles
- Studying on the Library premises
- Copying items (books, journals, digital media)
- Management of EUDOXUS Books (borrowing, returning, distributing textbooks EUDOXUS)
- Services to Support and Train Users

Bibliographical Research Support

The Lesvos Library Branch supports:
(A) the School of Social Sciences, which includes the following four (4) Departments, offering undergraduate courses in:
- Social Anthropology and History,
- Geography,
- Sociology, and
- Cultural Technology and Communication.
(B) the School of the Environment, which includes the following two (2) Departments, offering undergraduate courses in:
- the Environment, and
- Marine Sciences.
(C) Fifteen (15) Postgraduate Courses in:
- Social & Historical Anthropology
- Women and Genders: Anthropological and Historical Approaches
- Geography and Applied Geo-Informatics
- Human Geography and Spatial Analysis
- Social Research on Regional Development and Social Cohesion
- European Societies and European Integration
- Urban and Environmental Sociology. Applied and Clinical Sociology
- Cultural Informatics
- Coastal Zone Management (interdepartamental)
- Biodiversity conservation (joint Greek-French)
- Environmental Policy and biodiversity Management
- International MSc in "Environmental Policy and Management (ERASMUS MUNDUS)"
- Agriculture and Environment
- Ecological Engineering and Climate Change
- Environmental Sciences
The main purpose of the Lesvos Library Branch is to provide 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.

The main purpose of the Lesvos Library Branch is to provide 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.

Phone: 

22510 36030

FAX: 

22510 36039

E-mail: 

lib-lesvos@aegean.gr

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