The Lemnos Library Branch is the latest established Branch of the University of the Aegean and has been operating since November of 2009, along with the establishment of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition of the School of the Environment. It is located in Myrina, the island's capital, and is housed in the Kydadeio building occupying a space of 150 sq.m.
The library consists of two rooms, the largest of which includes the open-access bookstack, the reading hall with ten (10) reading seats, two (2) user terminals for searching and two (2) workstations available to users. The second room is multi-purpose including audiovisual projection equipment. In the reception area there is a photocopier for users and storing cabinets where users can place their personal belongings on entering the Branch.
The collection of the Lemnos Library Branch consists of the main collection of Greek and foreign language monographs (862 titles and 1,227 volumes) and the collection of Greek and foreign language journals in printed form (15 titles).
It also includes a collection of Gray literature completed at and submitted by the Lemnos University Department, the collection of textbooks distributed to students of the Department through the EUDOXUS programme, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, as well as other special collections, such as: reference material (encyclopaedias, dictionaries, guides), faculty course notes, etc.
The Library is organized following the international classification and cataloguing standards. More specifically, the Library materials are organized using the Dewey Decimal Classification System, the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2 (AACR2) and the 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 can be conducted in both the local collection and the unified catalogue of the six (6) regional Library branches of the Aegean University. The Branch also provides access to a large number of databases and journals.
The collection covers the areas of interest of the Lemnos University Department, including a large number of titles of general interest. The Lemnos Library Branch covers mainly the following scientific areas:
- Food science (food technology, food microbiology, biochemistry and food chemistry)
- Human nutrition,
- Animal production,
- Protection of plants and stored products,
- Water sciences,
- Borrowing Services (Borrowing, Reservations, Renewals)
- Interlibrary Services (inter-branch and inter-library loans)
- Ordering articles
- Studying on the Library premises
- Reproducing material (books, journals, digital media)
- Management of EUDOXUS Books (borrowing, returning, distributing EUDOXUS textbooks)
- User Support and Train Services
The Lemnos Library branch supports the Department of Food Science and Nutrition of the School of the Environment.
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, faculty, researchers and administrative staff). The Branch is also open to residents of the island and visitors in general.