Services for libraries

Unique services to simplify cataloguing, enhance your collaboration with other libraries and facilitate user access to scientific content

Using expertise acquired operating the Digital Library of Science, Technology and Culture and the long standing collaboration with Greek libraries, the National Documentation Centre has developed a set of services to improve library functions and offer new capabilities for public use. As a result of being included in specific library databases such as Argo and the National Union Catalogue of Scientific Journals (ESKEP), and using interlibrary loan services GRNET, libraries can broaden their scope, link up with other libraries and provide users with open access to a rich content, fully exploiting single search digital tools, while reducing operational costs.



openABEKT union catalogue

All content aggregated and documented in each individual catalogue of a library is fed into openABEKT’s Union Catalogue, where it is indexed and presented in real time through a single Graphic user interface (GUI0 of all institutions using openABEKT.


The National Union Catalogue of Scientific Journals gives details of library holdings and bibliographic data on scientific journals, printed and electronic, available in the collections of Greek libraries.

Interlibrary loan service

The National Network of Scientific and Technological Libraries is a network of libraries that collaborate online so that copies of journals or journal articles in their collections can be made. The operation of GRNET is based on the Interlibrary System developed by EKT and on the utilisation of the online database of the National Union Catalogue of Scientific Journals of the Greek scientific and technological libraries.  


Argo is an open access environment with bibliographic information resources available in both Greece and abroad. It is mainly designed for librarians and users from scientific, research and educational communities facilitating the search and acquisition of bibliography in different subject fields.