The Municipal Center for History possesses today a rich archive that consists of the Volos Municipality archive (1883-1982), 46 private archives concerning directly or indirectly the city and its greater area, archives of old industrial enterprises, as well as important material of building plans, maps, aerial photos, transparencies and photos.

The library of Volos's Municipal Center for History and Documentation started operating in 1992, its aim being the collection, administration, utilization and promotion of any kind or form of printed documents.

Operation Regulations of the Reading Room and the Lending of Books

The library services (information search and lending) are free of charge.

The library's venue is available for reading and information search, with the help and advice of the reading room manager. Access is allowed only to the predetermined areas. Users of the reading room are not allowed to replace the books on the shelves.

It is not necessary to be a member to be allowed to read and search for information.

It is advised not to consume food and drinks inside the library.

An identification card or any other official document certifying identity is essential for membership registration and borrowing books. Minors can register as members of the library the relevant documents provided by their parents.

Each member can borrow two (2) books for fifteen (15) days, with the possibility to renew the lending 15 days.

The lending section of the library is housed in a separate area and it includes books of literature and popularized psychology in Greek, English, French, German and Italian. No other part of the collection can be lent or moved from the library.

The library can deny membership to individuals that repeatedly damage or delay to return books. It can also request replacement of books lost or destroyed.

A maximum of 20 photocopies is allowed, under the librarian's supervision, depending on the condition of the documents. Photographic cameras or scanners are not allowed inside the library.

It is forbidden to photocopy encyclopedias and rare books in order to avoid damage.
The cost of photocopies inside the library is 0.06 euros per page.

 

 
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