The FECE library supports not only its teaching activities but also its research, whether undertaken by the academic staff or students in projects and theses at the pregraduate as well as postgraduate levels. Its reading material covers various fields relevant to education, including pedagogy, psychology, sociology and other social sciences, philosophy, literature, linguistics, history, the arts, mathematics and the physical sciences, research methods, etc. Roughly half of its material is in Greek and the overwhelming majority of the rest in English.
Many scientific journals are available electronically through the University Library site (www.lib.uoa.gr) and can be downloaded by students but only through the FECE computer facilities. The same site allows searches for books and journals in the various libraries of the University overall as well as information on books in other higher education libraries in Greece. Postgraduate students in the M.A.s of Human Rights and Education as well as Special Education can also use the library in 35 Ippokratous Str., 3rd floor.
The FECE library loans material to the academic and administrative staff as well as students at all levels, with the exception of journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias and other information-bearing material. Material which is not loaned can however be photocopied in the library itself with the use of a magnetic card which can be bought from the library staff. Further information on the terms of loaning, including length of time and quantity of material, is given by the staff as well.
The library is located on the mezzanine floor of 33 Ippokratous Str. It opens Monday to Friday from 9-3. Additional hours are occasionally announced whenever there is availability of personnel. It can be used by a maximum of 30 students. Its visitors must leave their belongings on shelves outside the entrance. Mobile phones, food and drink are not allowed. The library staff provides assistance of all sorts. Typically, books and journals are found by users themselves after a search in the library site as to their precise location. They must be returned on special desks and not directly on the shelves from where they were picked up.