Reserve and other collections
Our library houses various collections of materials. Each
collection has its own loaning policies. Read through each
one of them for more details.
Other collections are:
Each course has one or more “textbooks” or several
“recommended reading” books essential for reading by all
in a class. A copy of each is kept on Reserve for rapid
distinctive feature of these materials is that they must
be returned within 3 hrs, overnight (5.00pm – 9.00am the
following morning), in 1 day or in 3 days, depending on
the lecturer’s indication. Only
one item at a time may be loaned out and loans are made
on the basis of “first come first served” with
reservations permitted only ONCE within the same day.
for overdue Reserves are 70c per hour, or
day, with an increase of
€45 per day during
period. The purpose of short loans is to enable all
students to have access to some books within the
specified time limit assigned by the lecturer.
This collection holds the largest number of books in
the library which can be loaned out to users. They are normally loaned out for 10 or 14
days depending on the status of the borrower. Smaller collections, such as
Fiction, Biography and Junior Fiction also fall in this
area. Books from this collection appear in the catalog as
What these collections have in common is that they are
comprised of materials which can be referred to within
the library, but are not available for loan. These might be encyclopaedias,
dictionaries, indexes and similar multipurpose research
tools as well as subject related reference materials.
They are all located in different designated areas of
the library, with specific prefix in front of the Call
Number on the spine of the book, which sets them apart
from the Main library collection.
There is a general "Reference collection" with general multi-disciplinary research tools.
Reference materials are also located in the "Law
Reference collection", the "Cyprus Reference collection", the
"Government Documents collection", the "Rare Books
collection" and the "Oversize collection".
Other collections are:
Here you can find the current journals located on the sloping shelves, with the latest issue
displayed on top of the shelf and
the older issues underneath.
Current journals, with the most recent research, are
received in the library on a weekly, monthly, yearly
basis and are NOT available for loan. They are displayed alphabetically and by subject area,
with issues from the previous years found in the "Bound
Periodicals collection" behind the current collection.
They can also be accessed through our
Go to Search Tools and click on
Databases & Articles
and then on Print
Periodicals & Journals to access a list of the journals
available in the library either
by subject or title.
If you find we do not have the specific article you need, we
can order it for you through
This is a small collection of audiovisual
materials relevant to the courses taught. They are not
loaned out to students, but they can be borrowed for
viewing in the library with the ID card reserved at
the Circulation Desk. Lecturers can borrow 3 videos/DVDs for
1 week (see
In case of loss or damage, the user will be asked to pay
the replacement cost of the item (between
€ 119-170) and an
additional processing fee of €17.
Rare Book collection
A very small collection of books of great research value
which may have ceased publication, are limited editions,
autographed copies or first edition of significance.
They are identified by specific prefix and are located
in a closed reserve area with in-library access only.
A selection of oversize books in various disciplines,
which are shelved in a separate shelving area because of
Projects / Theses
These are a selection of past student projects and
theses which you may refer to for their level and
content. They are NOT to be copied or loaned out (except
for the Henley theses which are loaned out for 14 days).
There are various English and Greek newspapers, located
on tables at the entrance of the library for casual
reading and research. Most of them are stored for 6 months only.