The National Library opens at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and at Vallianeio!

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The National Library of Greece opens both in its new headquarters, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (KSISN) and the historic Vallianio Megaron in the city center and offers researchers and the general public extensive collections, modern services and the Loan Department.

Specifically, on Monday 17 December 2018, in the new building, readers can access the collections of magazines, manuscripts and the Loan Department. From Monday, January 14, 2019, they will also have access to all the collections of the research library. Also on the same day, Vallianio is reopened as a newspaper reader and as an information portal with services of the National Library.

The new digital services of the National Library of Greece (ELL) were created within the framework of the relocation project at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, implemented with the exclusive donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN) and meeting the vision of its renewal and modernization.

The ISC created the SNFCC, which includes the new facilities of the National Library and the National Opera, as well as the Stavros Niarchos Park. The ISV supported CCI in its transition to the CFIC with a donation of € 5 million, under which its digital services were also created.

So far, the digital services of CCI include: the Unified Reader Certification System, the Digital Collections Platform, the new website, the new electronic catalog, the Unified Resource Search Service and the Electronic Reading Room.

In order to make full use of all services and evidence, each must be certified as a registered reader in the CCI’s Reader Certification Unified System. All visitors will have access to dozens of electronic resources of the CCI, either of scientific content or of general interest, and will be able to read the full text of millions of articles and books. For most of these sources, the reader is not required to be certified if it is used through the LTE network within its premises. However, certified readers will be able to access and remotely access any of the sources.

The opening hours of the National Library of Greece at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and the Vallianio Palace are at present: Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 14:00. Official Holidays: Closed. Access to the Reading Department’s reading rooms is free to the public daily and to public holidays from 06:00 to 24:00 for computer use and reading.

For the study of manuscripts, it is necessary to have prior communication with the staff of the Manuscripts Department via e-mail at or by telephone at 213-0999920 / 213-0999921. The public information office, located on the ground floor of the National Library, provides information on the operation and services of the CCI.


CCI in ICES: 213-0999700, 213-0999710
ACT in Vallianio: 210-3382500

Working hours

Monday-Friday: 09: 00-14: 00
Reading Department Readings: 06:00 to 24:00