InterLibrary Loan Service of Books

As a member of the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link consortium the Hellenic Open University (HOU) Library co-operates with other Greek academic member - libraries of the InterLibrary network so that its students can borrow material from those libraries. Students who wish to use the services of other libraries must conform to the rules and regulations of those libraries.


The InterlibraryLoan process goes as follows:
1. Students search for the material and locate it in one of the collaborating academic libraries listed below. To do a search they can either click on the Union Catalogue – MITOS, which searches for material in 26 academic libraries that participate in the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link consortium or in the electronic catalogue of each library separately (for those institutions not involved in the above consortium).
2. Students fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form to the HOU Library,
3. The HOU library then forwards the request to the specific library from which the student wishes to interborrow material
4. Upon being confirmed that the material is available, the student is informed by email to visit the library and pick it up.

Some libraries send the material to the students' residential address. In that case HOU students bear all the costs of the shipment and return of the material and are obliged to use a courier service, (not the Post Office).

H.O.U. students should pay attention to the fact that in case of a delayed return, loss, damage or non-compliance with the regulations of the relevant library, the H.O.U. Library Services Committee may impose a temporary deprivation of the right to use the H.O.U. Library Services for a period ranging from one week to two months, while it may notify the Registry Department and the President of the Governing Committee of the H.O.U., who may impose the following sanctions: deprivation of the student responsible of the right to: participate in the examinations, select new Modules and receive the graduation certificate. Furthermore, in case of overdue return or damage, users are obliged to pay to the collaborating libraries any fines imposed by the latter, depending on their regulation.

Please note the InterLibrary Loan process is followed only in cases where you wish to borrow material from any other libraries except the HOU Library. If you want to use this service you must have obtained your academic I.D. card.

The H.O.U. Library, in the context of the Interlibrary Loan Service, serves students and professors of other Academic Institutions through an Interlibrary Loan Service Request from the relevant library. The H.O.U Library lends up to three (3) titles from its printed material for a period of fifteen (15) days, with the right to one renewal of said period unless someone has placed a hold on the said material. The abovementioned users don't have the right to place a hold on material. Attention is required, as in case the return of borrowed material is delayed, the H.O.U. Library shall contact the borrowers. If they do not comply, the Libraries requesting the interlibrary loan service, undertake to contact their members and impose the relevant sanctions. Furthermore, in case of loss or destruction of the material, the relevant Libraries are required to replace it.

  • Academy of Athens Open or Close

    The Academy of Athens

    The library of the Academy of Athens participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries, thus lending material to HOU students. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library which, in turn, after contacting the Academy of Athens Library, will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

    Contact details of the Library of the Academy of Athens, for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Tel. 210-3664790
    Fax 210-3643067
    email: library@academyofathens.gr

  • Agricultural University of Athens Open or Close

    HOU students can borrow up to 5 books for 20 days from the library of the Agricultural University of Athens. They must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library which, in turn, after contacting the library of the Bank of Greece, will inform them promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of their request.
    Contact details of the Library of the Agricultural University of Athens, for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Stella Papoulidou. Tel. 210-5294276, e-mail: ginf8pas@aua.gr

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Open or Close

    The library of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends to HOU students up to 3 books for 15 days. Students are entitled to one renewal. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library which, in turn, after contacting the library of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    Also students can have the books sent to their residential address by a courier service (preferably by "Geniki Taxidromiki"). In that case they bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books, which they can keep for 10 days from the delivery date. The penalties and fines the library of the Aristotle University imposes on its students, also apply to HOU students.
    Contact details of the Library of library of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, for information regarding InterLibrary Loans: 2310-995390

  • Athens School of Fine Arts Open or Close

    HOU students can borrow up to 2 books for 15 days (no renewals allowed) from the library of the Athens School of Fine Arts. The total sum of books let out to HOU students in general at once, cannot exceed 10. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library which, in turn, after contacting the library of the Athens School of Fine Arts, will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request. Please note that there are charges imposed on students with overdue material, i.e. 0.15 € per item per day.

    Also students can have the books sent to their residential address by a courier service. In that case HOU students bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.

    Contact details of the Athens School of Fine Arts library, for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:

    Marina Komboliti, tel. 210 4801207
    Eleana Pathiakaki, tel. 210 4801205, e-mail: ill@asfa.gr

  • Athens University of Economics and Business Open or Close

    The library of the Athens University of Economics and Business serves HOU students, lending them up to 3 books for 7 days. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case HOU students bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Athens University of Economics and Business for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Maria Sareli, tel: 2108203265, email: loan@aueb.gr

     

  • Democritus University of Thrace Open or Close

    The library of the Democritus University of Thrace participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries, thus lending material to HOU students. In order to borrow books from any of the departmental libraries you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, where you must specify the departmental library from which you wish to borrow. Then the HOU Library, after contacting the library of the Bank of Greece, will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

    Also students can have the books sent to their residential address by a courier service. In that case HOU students bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Library of the Democritus University of Thrace, for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Marina Rapanaki (librarian), tel. 25310 39808, e-mail:mrapan@lib.duth.gr
    Marianthi-Eirini Chatzigeorgiou (librarian), tel 25310 39549, e-mail: mchatzig@lib.duth.gr

  • Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology(in Kavala) Open or Close

    The library of the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology treats HOU students as external users lending them up to 5 books for one month. Students are allowed 1 renewal. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    Contact number of the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology for information regarding InterLibrary Loans: Tel: 2510-462289

  • Harokopio University Open or Close

    HOU students can only use the library of the Harokopio University as a reading room and can partly photocopy material.

  • Institute of Educational Policy(former Pedagogical Institute) Open or Close

    HOU students can borrow material from the library of the Institute of Educational Policy. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    Contact details of the Institute of Educational Policy for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    e-mail: library@iep.edu.gr

  • International Hellenic University Open or Close

    The library of the International Hellenic University participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends to HOU students up to 3 books. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

    Also students can have the books sent to their residential address by a courier service. In that case HOU students bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Library of the International Hellenic University, for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    e-mail:library@ihu.edu.gr
    tel. 2310 807566

  • Ionian University Open or Close

    The library of the Ionian University serves HOU students lending them up to 5 books for 14 days. HOU students are entitled to one renewal. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request. HOU students must show their academic I.D. card. when collecting their books from the library. Material which belongs to the Short Loans Collection as well as non loanable material cannot be borrowed by HOU students.
    Also HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address by a courier service. In that case HOU students bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Ionian University for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Nikos Anastasiou, tel: 26610-87339, fax : 26610 87371, e-mail: nick@ionio.gr

  • Library of the Athens Bar Association Open or Close

    HOU students can use the collections and the services of the Library of the Athens Bar Association, according to its Regulation. Before they visit the foresaid library, they should contact the HOU Library first. Upon their arrival they must show their university identification student card. Students can use this Library as a reading room and partly photocopy material (Borrowing material is not allowed).
    Contact details for further information:
    Thanassis Minardos, tel: 210 3398125, email: aminardos@dsa.gr

  • Library of the Bank of Greece Open or Close

    If you want to borrow from the library of the Bank of Greece you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library which, in turn, after contacting the library of the Bank of Greece, will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

  • Library of the Hellenic Parliament Open or Close

    HOU students can use the collections, services and equipment (i.e. computers and microfilm readers) of the library of the Hellenic Parliament (the Central Library, the Benakeios Library and the City Library) Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 20:30 and Saturday from 9:00 to 13:30. They must show their academic I.D. card.
    The book collection of this library is non loanable material. However one can use it for study purposes or partially photocopy it. In case students wish to use material which is kept in other library branches of the Hellenic Parliament they can ask the personnel of the Central library for help. Also HOU students can search for articles in the electronic database of Heal-Link as well as the Central library's own databases, in the premises of the library. For help and information students can also send an email to reference@parliament.gr.
    For further information please contact:
    Penelope Levantaki, tel: 210-3707545
    Eleni Mouzouraki, tel: 210-3707212, e-mail: reference@parliament.gr

  • Municipal Library of Athens Open or Close

    The Municipal library of Athens serves HOU students, lending them up to 2 books for 3 days. They are entitled to one renewal, only in case the material has not been requested by another user. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library which, will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request. The Municipal library of Athens doesn't send material to the students' residential address).
    Contact details of the Municipal library of Athens, for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Fotini Pita. Tel: 210-8810884, e-mail: publibrath@yahoo.gr

  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Open or Close

    The library of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries, thus lending material to HOU students. In order to borrow books from the departmental libraries you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, where you must specify the departmental library from which you wish to borrow. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request. The departmental libraries can lend up to 5 items per user.
    Contact details of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Sevasti Zoe, tel.: 2107275412, e-mail: szoi@lib.uoa.gr

    The following departmental libraries participate in the InterLibrary Loan Service:

    Library of the School of Physical Education and Sports Science
    Library of the School of Health Sciences
    Library of the School of Education
    Library of the School of theology
    Library of the School of Science
    Library of the School of Economics and Political Science (library of Political Science and Public Administration, Communication and Media Studies and Turkish studies and Modern Asian studies (this specific departmental library lends material only to postgraduate students).
    Library - Reading room of the Student's Club

    http://www.lib.uoa.gr/ypiresies/diadaneismos-biblion.html

  • National Technical University of Athens Open or Close

    The Central library of the National Technical University of Athens participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries, thus lending material to HOU students. The Hellenic Open University can borrow, on behalf of its students, up to 6 books for 7 days from the main collection and 1 book for 5 days from the multiple copy items collection. Students are entitled to two renewals. In case the material is overdue the corresponding Regulations of the library of the National Technical University will be imposed. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    Also HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address by a courier service. In that case HOU students bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the National Technical University of Athens for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:


    Tzimani Efi tel.: 210 7721875

    Karachristou Evi tel.: 210 7721250


    Christina Anastasopoulou, tel: 2107722317, e-mail: libill@central.ntua.gr

  • Open University of Cyprus Open or Close

    The library of the Open University of Cyprus participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries, thus lending material to HOU students. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library which, in turn, after contacting the library of the Open University of Cyprus, will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

    The library of the Open University of Cyprus doesn't ship material straight to the student's residential address, but only to the HOU library, which in turn, forwards it to the student's address. Students also have the choice of picking up the material from the premises of the HOU library. HOU students bear all the costs of the shipment and return of the material and are obliged to use a courier service.

  • Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences Open or Close

    The library of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends to HOU students up to 2 books for 15 days (no renewals allowed). The Hellenic Open University can borrow, on behalf of its students, up to 5 books at a time. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request. HOU students should be aware that for overdue books the Panteion Library imposes a fine of 0,30 € for each book every day, including for Saturdays and Sundays. Also "short loan" material is not available for borrowing but can be photocopied.
    The library of the Panteion University doesn't send material directly to the students' residential address but to the library of the HOU which, in turn, will send it to the students' residential address (unless he/she can pick it up from the premises of the HOU library). The shipment and return of the material must be carried out by a private courier company and HOU students bear the cost.
    Contact details of the library branches of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Dimitra Legga, tel: 210-9201401, fax: 210-9248774,
    e-mail: dlegga@panteion.gr και ill@lis.panteion.gr

  • School of Pedagogical and Technological Education Open or Close

    The library of the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends to HOU students up to 4 books for 10 days. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

    Also students can have the books sent to their residential address by a courier service. In that case HOU students bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Library of the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, for information regarding InterLibrary Loans: Mpirli Maria tel: 210 2896978210 2896786, email: library@aspete.gr

  • Technical University of Crete Open or Close

    The library of the Technical University of Crete serves HOU students, lending them up to 5 books for 20 days. Students are allowed up to 3 renewals. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case they have to bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Technical University of Crete for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Maria Bolieraki, tel: 28210-37245, e-mail: mbolier@library.tuc.gr
    Elisabeth Leventaki, tel: 28210-37281.

  • Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia Open or Close

    The library of the Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends to HOU students up to 3 books for 15 days. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request. Please note that there are charges imposed on students with overdue material.
    Contact details of the Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Sofia Grigoriadou, tel: 23210 49177, e-mail: sofialib@teiser.gr
    Martha Christoforidou-Naoum, tel: 23210 49182, e-mail: marthalib@teiser.gr

  • Technological Educational Institute of Crete Open or Close

    The library of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends up to 4 books for 20 days to HOU students. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case they have to bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Ioanna Dimitrakopoulou, tel: 2810-379332, e-mail: dimitra@staff.teicrete.gr
    Maria Vargianaki, tel: 2810-379343, e-mail: variaka@staff.teicrete.gr

  • Technological Educational Institute of Epirus(in Arta,Ioannina,Preveza) Open or Close

    The library of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends up to 3 books for 7 days to HOU students. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request. In case the borrowed material is requested by a student of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus it has to be returned immediately. Renewal of books is done only in special cases. In case the borrowed material is lost or damaged the HOU student must replace it.
    Contact details of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Eleni Theodorika, tel: 2682050572, fax: 2682050644, e-mail: etheodor@teiep.gr

  • Technological Educational Institute Of Peloponnese Open or Close

    The library of the Technological Educational Institute of the Peloponnese serves HOU students, lending them up to 3 books for 2 weeks. Students can renew their books once. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case they have to bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Technological Educational Institute of the Peloponnese for information regarding InterLibrary Loans: 2721045195

  • Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada (Chalkida campus) Open or Close

    The library of the Chalkida campus of the Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries lending material to HOU students. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

  • Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada (Lamia Campus) Open or Close

    In order to borrow books from the Lamia campus of the Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will reply to you by e-email. Then you must present yourself to the library with a copy of your request and your academic I.D. card and apply for a library card.
    The collection of the library is divided into single copy items and multiple copy items. HOU students can borrow up to 2 books for 4 days from the multiple copy items collection and up to 2 books for 2 days from the single copy items collection. Renewals can be done only if the items are not requested by another user.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case they have to bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Lamia campus of the Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada for information regarding InterLibrary Loans: e-mail: library@teiste.gr

  • Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki Open or Close

    The library of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends up to 3 books for 15 days to HOU students. The borrowed material can be renewed twice. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case they have to bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Gianna Charalambidou, tel: 2310013699 , e-mail: library@admin.teithe.gr

  • Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly Open or Close

     In order to borrow books from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case they have to bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Calliope Sioki, tel: 2410 684469, e-mail: ill@teilar.gr

  • Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece (Mesologi campus) Open or Close

    The library of the Mesolonghi campus of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries lending material to HOU students. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

  • Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece(Patras Campus) Open or Close

    The library of the Patras campus of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece serves HOU students, lending them up to 3 books for 10 days. Students can renew their books for 5 days and are allowed up to 3 renewals. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case they have to bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Patras campus of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Tel: 2610369058, e-mail: library@teiwest.gr

  • Technological Educational of the Ionian Islands (Zante,Lefkada) Open or Close

    The library of the Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends material to HOU students. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

  • University of Crete (Rethymno,Heraklion) Open or Close

    In order to borrow books from the library of the University of Crete, HOU students can present themselves to either the library branch of Rethymno or of Hrakleio, Crete, showing their academic I.D. card every time they visit the library.

    The Hellenic Open University can borrow, on behalf of its students, up to 10 books at a time. HOU students can borrow up to 2 books for 10 days individually, so that up to 5 HOU students may borrow material simultaneously. No renewals are allowed. Students must comply with the rules of the library of the Rethymno and Hrakleio branches, regarding the handling of rare books or material found in a limited number of copies.

    The library of the University of Crete participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and also serves HOU students from a distance. Those who wish to borrow books from a distance must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. The borrowed material is sent to the library of the HOU which, in turn, will send it to the student's residential address (unless he/she can pick it up from the premises of the HOU library). The shipment and return of the material must be carried out by a private courier company and HOU students bear the cost.

    Contact details of the library branches of the University of Crete for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:

    Rethymno branch: Troullinou Maria, tel: 2831077847, email: karaisku@lib.uoc.gr

    Irakleion branch: Eleftheria Prokopaki, tel: 2810 394792, email: prokopae@uoc.gr

  • University of Cyprus Open or Close

    The library of the University of Cyprus serves HOU students lending them up to 7 books for 21 days. Students are entitled to 2 renewals. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    Alternatively, for those who wish to avoid the above procedure, they can obtain a library card. The cost involved is 10,00€ for issuing the card and 17,00€ for the annual subscription. Card holders can borrow up to 5 books for 15 days.
    (http://library.ucy.ac.cy/el/services/borrowing/lib-cards).
    Contact details of the library of the University of Cyprus for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Elena Diomidis, tel: 0035722892030, e-mail: elenad@ucy.ac.cy

  • University of Macedonia Open or Close

    The library of the University of Macedonia participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends up to 3 books for 28 days to those HOU students who borrow from a distance (and have the books posted to their address) and for 2 weeks to those HOU students who borrow from the premises of the library. The total number of books borrowed on behalf of students of the Hellenic Open University must not exceed 20 at a time. There is a possibility for a renewal,on the condition that a request is made to the Interlibrary Loan Service Office of the University of Macedonia, at least 3 days before the date of return. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

    Also students can have the books sent to their residential address by a courier service. In that case HOU students bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the University of Macedonia for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Georgia Gogeraki, tel: 2310891746
    e-mail: diadan@uom.gr

  • University of Patras Open or Close

    The library of the University of Patras treats HOU students as external users, lending them up to 3 books for 7 days. Students are also entitled to 1 renewal. In order to borrow books you must apply for a library card. To obtain a library card you must show your academic I.D. card.
    The library of the University of Patras participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries, serving distant users /students of the HOU and sends the borrowed material to their residential address using a courier service. In that case HOU students bear the cost of the shipment and return of the material.
    Those who wish to borrow books from a distance must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library.
    Person in charge of the Reading Room and Borrowing of the University of Patras library: Vasiliki Harbila, tel: 2610-969620 & 2610969621
    Person in charge of the InterLibrary Loan Service of the University of Patras library:
    Konstantina Sipsa, tel: 2610-969673

  • University of Piraeus Open or Close

    The library of the University of Piraeus serves HOU students lending to postgraduate students up to 5 books for 15 days and to undergraduate students up to 3 books for 7 days. (No renewals allowed). In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service provided that they make the necessary arrangements and communicate with the courier service themselves. They also must bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the University of Piraeus for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Ilias Neofotistos, tel: 2104142021, e-mail: ilias@unipi.gr

  • University of the Aegean Open or Close

    In order to borrow books from the library of the University of the Aegean, HOU students can present themselves to that library with their academic I.D. card, police I.D. card and a passport size photograph and apply for a library card. Items can be borrowed for 1 week and renewed 2-3 times, depending on the availability of the material.
    The library of the University of the Aegean participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and also serves HOU students from a distance. Those who wish to borrow books from a distance must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. The borrowed material is sent to the library of the HOU which, in turn, will send it to the student's residential address (unless he/she can pick it up from the premises of the HOU library). The shipment and return of the material must be carried out by a private courier company and HOU students bear the cost.
    Contact details of the branches of the University of the Aegean for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Branches:
    Mytilini: Despoina Kamatsou, tel. 2251036031, e-mail: dkama@aegean.gr
    Chios: Eleni Spentza, tel. 2271035037, e-mail: spentza@aegean.gr
    Syros: Paraskevi Kontou, tel. 22810-97031, e-mail: kontou@aegean.gr
    Samos: Basilikh Gouvala, tel. 22730-82030, e-mail: vgou@aegean.gr
    Rhodes: Kalliope Bei, tel. 22410-99032, e-mail: bei@aegean.gr

  • University of the Peloponnese Open or Close

    The library of the University of the Peloponnese participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends to HOU students up to 3 books for 15 days. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    Also students can have the books sent to their residential address by a courier service. In that case HOU students bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books. In case an item is lost or damaged it must be replaced by the student.

  • University of Thessaly Open or Close

    The library of the University of Thessaly serves HOU students lending them up to 5 books for 14 days. Students are also entitled to 3 renewals. In order to borrow books you must apply for a library card. To obtain a library card you must show your academic I.D. card, police I.D. card and bring a passport size photograph.
    The library of the University of Thessaly participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and also serves HOU students from a distance. Those who wish to borrow books from a distance must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. The borrowed material is sent to the library of the HOU which, in turn, will send it to the student's residential address (unless he/she can pick it up from the premises of the HOU library). The shipment and return of the material must be carried out by a private courier company and HOU students bear the cost.
    Contact details of the branches of the University of Thessaly for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Dimitrios Mariotakis and Sakis Kravaris, tel: 24210 06328, fax: 24210-74851, e-mail: ill@lib.uth.gr

  • University of West Attica - Campus 1 (former Technological Educational Institute of Athens) Open or Close

    The library of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries and lends to HOU students up to 5 books for 10 days. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request. HOU students can renew the material for 5 extra days unless the it has been requested by another user or it's overdue, in which case it must be returned immediately.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case they have to bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Despina Fintanoglou, tel: 210-5385133, e-mail: definda@teiath.gr

  • University of West Attica - Campus 2 (former Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus) Open or Close

    The library of the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries lending material to HOU students. HOU students can borrow material for up to 15 days and renew it as long as there are enough copies. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case they have to bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books.
    Contact details of the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Aggeliki Malafouri, tel: 210-5381201, fax: 210-5690158, e-mail: lib@teipir.gr

  • University of Western Macedonia Open or Close

    The library of the University of Western Macedonia serves HOU students lending them up to 3 books for 15 days. Students are entitled to one renewal for 7 days. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library. You will be informed promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.
    HOU students can have the books sent to their residential address if they wish, by a courier service. In that case they bear the cost of the shipment and return of the books. In case items are lost or damaged, HOU students are obliged to replace them.
    Contact details of the University of Western Macedonia for information regarding InterLibrary Loans:
    Florina branch: Athanasios Baitsakis, tel: 23850-55052, e-mail: abaitsakis@uowm.gr
    Kozani branch: Theodora Trigoni, tel: 24610-56610, e-mail: ttrigoni@uowm.gr

  • Western Macedonia Educational Technological Institute (in Kastoria,Kozani,Florina) Open or Close

    The library of the Western Macedonia Educational Technological Institute participates in "IRIS", the InterLibrary Loan Service of books of Greek Academic Libraries thus lending material to HOU students. In order to borrow books you must fill in and send electronically a Book InterLibrary Loan Request Form  to the HOU Library, which will inform you promptly by e-email, regarding the availability of the material as well as the progress of your request.

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