Library Facilities

The CYA Library

The CYA Library has a vast physical and electronic collection of resources as well as arrangements with local libraries including the Blegen Library of the American School of Classical Studies.

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

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
A database that provides full text for more than 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

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

In addition to other specialist libraries, students can visit the Gennadius Library with a significant collection on Greek history, literature and art form antiquity until modern times.

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