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.

Volos Municipality Libraries Network

The libraries currently in operation within the Municipality of Volos area belong to private law corporate bodies (purely municipal enterprises) with the purpose to reinforce, but also serve its activities.

Specifically, libraries operate:

At the Municipal Center for History. It began with the Volos Municipality old collections and local and historical interest editions. Today it numbers 35.000 volumes of books, about 500 titles of periodicals, as well as 4.000 filed articles of mainly local interest. It also includes a mobile library collection of literature books and knowledge books for students.
At the Municipal Institute of Professional Status (DIEK). The library operates in order to facilitate the students of DIEK and it includes about 1000 titles, mainly books of art.

The Volos Municipality Artistic Organization supervises the libraries housed at:

At the Children hangout (1986). It is a lending library numbering about 5.500 titles of books, it appeals to children and youths, while it possesses many titles of books for older ages. Many events are held for book promotion (presentation of authors, theatrical games, educational programs etc).
At the Youth Center "Diavlos". It numbers about 3.700 titles, it is a lending library and it appeals to ages over 15.
At the four youth centers of the Municipality. They possess about 1.000 not classified titles of books in total and they are lending libraries. They do not occupy private space in the buildings or personnel for their operations.
At the Municipal Conservatory. This library operates for the facility of the Conservatory students too.

The libraries supervised by the Volos Municipal Organization of Health and Social Matters are housed:

At the Center for Creative Activities of Neapolis. It includes 4000 titles of books for children and youths.
At the Boarding Center for Individuals with Special Needs, in the Palea District. It includes 800 titles relevant to this subject.
At the Center for Professional Support of DEOV (Volos Municipal Educational Organization). It includes books and works of employment market research.

The Municipality of Volos plans to re-operate the theatrical library of DI.PE.THE (Municipal Regional Theatre) at the Municipal Theatre venue with the purpose in order to collect material for the theatre of the area as well as of the rest of Greece, to support the performances of DI.PE.THE of Volos, to develop a theatrical education and for the facility of the Volos Drama School students.

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