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The CYA Library

The CYA Library offers an up-to-date collection of print and electronic resources as well as excellent library facilities to students, faculty and staff. Its mission is to provide services that support learning, teaching and research.

Have a look at this interview with our Academic Librarian Georgia Katsarou

Course Materials

Textbooks and course materials (except for Modern Greek Language and Archaeological Drawing courses) are issued on loan from the CYA library for the whole semester.


JSTOR – Arts and Sciences II Collection
This database provides full text of more than 200 journals. These include journals in archaeology, classical studies, history, economics, political science and Middle Eastern studies. Access to JSTOR is available from CYA computers.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Search Tools

Library Catalog
The print collection of the CYA Library can be searched via the online catalog. Users are allowed to log in to the catalog using their username/password and can then view their circulation history, place holds, and create bibliographic lists. Students are always welcome to request a tutorial on how to use the catalog and find materials in the library. An online manual is also available here.

CYA Library Subject Guides
This tool provides research assistance to CYA students. It consists of guides compiled by the librarian to help CYA students find some of the most useful resources on their subjects. The resources come either from the library collections or from the Internet.

Other Libraries

CYA students have access to one of the most important libraries in Athens, The Blegen Library of the American School of Classical Studies. This library focuses on all aspects of Greece and the Greeks from earliest prehistory through late antiquity, and it currently houses approximately 105,000 volumes and nearly 700 periodicals. It is one of the premier research libraries in the world and the best in Greece.

Among other specialist libraries, students can visit the Gennadius Library , which houses a significant collection of texts on Greek history, literature, and art from antiquity until modern times.

For help with further research on a topic, our librarian can assist you with access to other academic and specialist libraries throughout Athens.