Collections & Resources

Post-graduate students, undergraduate students, external users are using the reading area of our library

The Library houses more than 35,000 volumes or print resources. The collections cover a broad range of subjects with a special focus on areas in which the University is engaged in teaching and research. There is also a substantial collection of American and Greek fiction, poetry, theatre and the arts.

Additionally, there is a collection of rare and special interest books; these are available by permission for limited use within the Library.

Online Catalog to the Library’s Print Resources

  • The Online Catalog, available to all users, lets you search the collections by author’s name, title, publisher, ISBN, subject and general keywords.
  • View the Library handbook for information describing the Library's collections, borrowing policies, and access to the online material.

Reserved Items

The Reserve Collection consists mainly of print books that are used primarily as teaching materials. Material on reserve cannot be borrowed and can only be used on the Library’s premises. During exam periods and other times of increased demand, you will need to book reserve items in advance; this ensures that as many persons as possible will have access to the material.

Online Resources

The American Library at Hellenic American College provides faculty and students with access to several collections:

  • digital book collections (over 300.000 e-books from two providers)
  • online periodicals databases (millions of e-articles)
  • Videos (68,000 titles)
  • 360 VR (Now over 170 Virtual reality videos)
  • direct subscriptions to on-line journals (access only at library’s premises and mostly in Applied Linguistics)
  • Dissertations/Theses (more than 5 million entries)

Accessing online resources off-campus

Except for the open-access journals, these online resources can be accessed freely only on campus. Students, faculty, and staff of the Hellenic American College can access these resources remotely here:

You will be asked to enter your LABS credentials. These are your LABS username and password you were given when you registered.

If you don’t remember your username or password, contact tech support at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will help you retrieve them. For more detailed instructions on remote access, please refer to the Library handbook or Ask a Librarian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Digital Books

Access the digital Books on Campus:

Periodicals Databases - Videos - Dissertations/Theses

Access the Databases on Campus:

  • Ebsco HOST
    Ebsco HOST includes:
    Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, ERIC, European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750, GreenFILE, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, APA PsycArticles, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, APA PsycInfo, APA PsycTests, Regional Business News, SocINDEX with Full Text, Teacher Reference Center, OpenDissertations, EBSCO eClassics Collection (EBSCOhost), MLA Directory of Periodicals, MLA International Bibliography with Full Text, MEDLINE
  • Emerald
    Emerald Management eJournal Portfolio
  • Springer Computer Science Archives
    Archives for more than 100 computer science journal titles in more than 2939 volumes dating from 1971 to 1996 regarding various computer science disciplines.
  • EJS E-Journals
    (note: these journals can only be accessed and used in house)

Open Access Resources

In this section you will also find a list of trusted, open access scientific databases.

  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a worldwide collaborative of over 285,700 authors and more than 1.7 million users that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research.
  • Cogprints Leading electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, the physical, social, and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.
  • SpringerOpen is Springer's portfolio of fully open access journals and books, covering all areas of science. The entire content published with SpringerOpen is freely accessible online immediately upon publication.
  • Taylor&Francis Open and Routledge currently publish a number of pure open access journals. The articles in these journals receive rigorous peer review and expedited online publication. Authors have the option of publishing their open access article under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license, as mandated by some research funders.
  • Wiley Open Access is a program of fully open access journals. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members.