Library

The Library of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) is an open access, non-lending library. A Reading Room functions on the building’s ground floor, where researchers can study and photocopy the sources that they are interested in.

The PIOP Library possesses approximately 57,000 Greek and foreign book titles, as well as periodical publications.

The Library's catalogue is constantly being enriched through the purchase of new titles, which we acquire from special bibliographical sources. It is also expanded through the exchange of books with other institutions, as well as through donations of printed and digital material.

Topics

The Library possesses titles relating to the fields of research and action of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, but also of the Piraeus Bank Group more generally:

  • Industrial archaeology
  • Economic and social history
  • History of technology
  • Geotechnical and environmental issues
  • Museology
  • Cultural management
  • Anthropology
  • Folklore
  • Ethnology
  • Financial, banking and economic subjects
  • Agricultural economy and policy
  • Management 

A significant section of the Library is composed of the Zografos Collection, which comprises rare material from the late 19th century concerning:

  • The agrarian question
  • Agricultural and historical subjects

Organization

The titles are classified according to the Dewey decimal system and are catalogued according to the AACR2 Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules. The Library's functions are automated according to the Greek National Documentation Centre's Library Automation System ABEKT 5.6.