Starting today, Tuesday June 18, 2019, the National Library of Greece (NLG), with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), will be offering expanded service hours at its new home at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in order to meet the increased needs of researchers and the wider reading public.
The expansion of the Library’s service hours was achieved thanks to the participation of 38 new librarian interns to the Paid Internship Program. The Program is implemented by SNFCC SA through an exclusive grant from the SNF, as part of the wider collaboration and development of joint initiatives with the NLG. In order to achieve the extension of the NLG’s hours, the SNF expanded its support of the Internship Program for one year, increasing the number of librarian positions by 31 beyond the existing 7 positions initially stipulated by the Program for each session (June 2019 - January 2020 and December 2019 - June 2020).
The aim of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation is to temporarily assist, through the SNFCC, in the work of the NLG until full permanent staffing is in place, a process which has begun in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and the other relevant ministries.
Therefore, the service hours of the National Library of Greece at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center will be as follows: the General Collection Department: Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 20:00, Saturday, 09:00 to 14:00; the Manuscript, Archives and Special Collections Department: Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 14:00 (those wishing to study manuscripts must contact the Department by e-mail at [email protected]); Lending Department (staffed services): Monday to Sunday, 09:00 to 20:00; Open reading rooms, computers for public use: Monday to Sunday and official holidays, 06:00 to 24:00. The service hours of the National Library of Greece at the Vallianio Mansion (Newspaper Collection) are, for the time being, the following: Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 16:00.
More information regarding the services offered by the National Library of Greece are available at www.nlg.gr.