Library documentation and Information Centre
The HCMR Library documentation and Information Centre is the result of a merger in 2003 of the National Centre for Marine Research (established in 1985) and the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (established in 1987).
The HCMR Library collection itself, however, goes back to 1945 when it formed part of the Hellenic Hydrobiological Institute of the Academy of Athens.
The joint HCMR Library is located in two Research Centres which together constitute the HCMR Centre, in Anavyssos Attiki and in Herakleio, Crete.
- Mission Statement
- Library Regulation
- Library Holldings and Collections about the Collections
- Opening Hours
- Library Map
- Open Access
- Library Staff
|Anavyssos Monday - Friday 09:00 - 15:00 (public holidays is closed)||Crete Monday - Friday 09:00 - 15:00 (public holidays is closed)||Rhodes Monday - Friday 09:00 - 15:00 (public holidays is closed)|
The providing the οpen access refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access.
The Open access is applied to all types of published research output free of many restrictions on use.
But there are research outputs with certain copyright with restrictions in open access.
The material is journal articles, book chapters, and monographs (grey literature) theses, papers conference etc.
Central in AthensHellenic Centre for Marine Research Library, Documentation and Information Centre 46.7th km. Athens-Sounion Ave. P.O. Box 712, P.C. 19013 Anavyssos Attiki Greece Tel.: +30 2291076321 Fax.: +30 2291076321 E-mail: email@example.com
Branch in CreteHellenic Centre for Marine Research Library, Documentation and Information Centre Gournes Pediados P.O.Box 2214, P.C. 71003 Heraklion, Crete Greece Tel.: +30 2810337735 Fax.: +30 2810337822 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch in RhodesHellenic Centre for Marine Research Cos Street, P.O. 85100, Rhodes, Greece Tel: +30 2241078320 E-mail: email@example.com
- Library Regulation
- Library Holdings and Collections About the Collections
- Journal Collection
- International Organization Reports
- Reference Collection
This Regulation govern the use of all facilities and resources (Central and branchs) of HCMR Libraries
The Regulation are provided as a downloadable PDF. You will need Adobe Reader to access them.
The Hellenic Centre for Marine Science Library (HCMR Library) is a primary source for marine-related information in Greece; its collections and services are developed and maintained to support HCMR scientific staff as well as the scientific community all over Greece. Currently, the Library collection numbers more than 17,000 volumes of monographs, reprints, reports and over 180 active print journals and also provides access to over 8,000 electronic journals. These represent the culmination of more than one hundred years of collection and compilation, with an eclectic approach which comprizes oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, marine technology, geophysics and climatology, seismology, as well as extensive resources in ecology, zoology, fisheries, aquaculture and limnology. The HCMR Library has an outstanding collection of expedition reports, and a comprehensive collection of documents concerning Greek Waters. In accordance with its collection development policy the HCMR Library gathers material in all formats in order to support the research missions. The primary emphasis is on acquiring current materials, with a special emphasis on digital resources that can be delivered via the World Wide Web. The library seeks the most effective and economical methods possible for its collection acquisitions, licensing, and contracting procedures. Many titles, both foreign and domestic, are received through the library's gift and exchange programme. We invite you to visit our library both physically and electronically, and to participate in shaping its future. The librarians of the HCMR Library hope you find the library collections useful, and they invite your comments, suggestions, and advice.
These are shelved alphabetically on the main Journals' shelves in the centre of Library beside the reading room. Back volumes of periodicals/journals are located in the basement. Ask the Enquiry desk for access to these. Check the Periodical Holdings for journal titles. E-journals are accessible through the Library' s web site, section E-Resources. The access is restricted to HCMR staff and visitors to reading room. Display of Journals Current issues of journals are displayed alphabetically on the display stack in the centre of the reading room (for fifteen days). Greek Journals Collection Straight ahead from the main entrance of the Library at the end of stacks there are two stacks of Greek published journals arranged alphabetically.
Organization Reports are shelved alphabetically under the name of the organization and then the first word of the title, in a stack located at the southwest corner.
These materials remain in the library to help you answer general questions or begin your research. You will find encyclopedias of all sorts, dictionaries, directories, atlases & maps, bibliographies, and annual reports. They are arranged alphabetically by category and are shelved behind the periodical display shelves in the centre of reading room. They are accessed through the OPAC Catalogue.