BCA has a fully stocked library with over 3000 titles. The collection is organized in accordance with the international standards of librarianship. The subject indexing is based on the subject headings of the Library of Congress of the U.S, and the classification is based on the decimal system of Dewey. The library has a fully automated system and the catalogue of the collection is available online.
In addition, given BCA’s collaboration with the British partner University, all students have access to academic and scientific electronic libraries, which include thousands of peer-reviewed e-books and e-journals. Moreover, the BCA library has an institutional subscription with Clarkson’s Shipping Intelligence Network, providing online access to over 100,000 pages of data about the shipping industry.
All members of the College are eligible to use the printed materials as well as the online resources of the library.
BCA’s Library provides all members the opportunity to borrow printed material. Members must comply with the conditions of use described in the regulations of the library. The terms, rights, and obligations of members regarding the use of the library, are described in detail in the Rules of Operation available both in hard copy and electronically.
The Library offers as a value-added service the option of ordering material that is not available in its collection (books, articles from journals, etc.). This process is conducted through the National Documentation Centre. More information is available in the library.
The library is equipped with photocopiers, which can be used to reproduce material by using special magnetic cards. Users must respect the copyright law and follow the restrictions set by the relevant legislation.
In the BCA library, students are allowed to print material via computers. Printed materials are subject to copyright law (Law 2121/1993) and its amendments.
Information Literacy Seminars
At the beginning of each academic year, the librarians of BCA deliver to students, seminars about Information Literacy. During these seminars, the full range of library services is presented. The aim of the seminar is to familiarize members of the academic community with the services of the library, the library collection as well as the cultivation and development of skills required for the effective use of the library resources.