Library Facilities

The CYA Library

The CYA Library offers its students, faculty and staff excellent library facilities with a comprehensive and updated print and electronic collection.

The Library is equipped with study-space including partitioned desks for privacy and concentration, computers for the Library's online catalog, Wi-Fi connections, and quick, easy access to all of the Library's resources. It also offers a quiet space for studying and research and helps foster an academic environment of learning and achievement.

All CYA students, staff and faculty members are entitled to check-out library materials.  In addition to its circulation of library materials, the librarian assists users with the use of the library and information resources and with bibliographic recommendations on their research topics.

Course Materials

At the beginning of the semester students are issued the textbooks and materials they need for their courses except for Modern Greek Language and the archaeological drawing courses. These materials are on loan and are returned to the library at the end of the semester.


JSTOR - Arts and Sciences II Collection
A database that provides full text for approximately 200 journals. It includes 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 is searchable through the online catalog. Users are allowed to log in to the catalog using their username/password, view their circulation history, place holds and create bibliographic lists. Students are always welcome for 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
A tool that 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 subject. The resources come either from the Library collections or from the Internet. 

Other Libraries

The Blegen Library
CYA has an agreement with the Blegen Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and CYA students are allowed to access the Blegen Library’s resources. The Blegen Library focuses on all aspects of Greece and the Greeks from the earliest prehistory through late antiquity. The Library currently has about 105,000 volumes and nearly 700 periodicals. In its field, it is one of the premier research libraries in the world and the best in Greece.
If students need to make further research on a topic, the librarian helps them access other academic and special libraries throughout Athens.