University of Cyprus
The University of Cyprus has the largest university library in Cyprus in terms of building and collection. Accordingly, the Library (established in 1992) managed to gain the respect of the academia and the general public of Cyprus and soon was able to participate in consortia and networks of Europe and beyond. In December 2018 the Library relocated to its new premises, the Learning Resource Centre – Library “Stelios Ioannou” on the University Campus. The building houses all Library functions, services and collections, which spread to five levels combining stacks, reading rooms, work stations, study areas, a 24-hour reading area, as well as a children’s library in a dedicated, specially designed area. The building has 950 seats for studying in all levels, including 31 four-seat and six-seat group study rooms.
Among other tasks and projects, for the last 15 years the University of Cyprus Library is actively supporting the European Commission’s vision for Open Science. Since 2009, the Library has been participating in European projects and acting as the Only National Open Access Desk (NOAD) in the country.