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Bissell Library: About

Facilities and Services

  • Over 30,000 full text journals, magazines, and newspapers
  • Over 30 research databases
  • 24/7 access to the online library and library catalog both on and off campus
  • A Wi-Fi enabled building including network ports
  • 250 seating places and 40 computers
  • An open-access library computer lab for up to 24 students
  • Quiet, Group Study, Social zones
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Information literacy sessions
  • A designated Academic Liaison Librarian for each division offering a selection of reviewed resources, as well as help in research, writing, and referencing Subject specific research guides
  • Printing, photocopying, and scanning services
  • Networking cables and headphones
  • Research support (drop-in or by appointment)

Brief Description

The Bissell Library American College of Thessaloniki opened in the fall of 2002 and holds one of the largest English language book collections in Greece. It occupies the ground and upper levels of a 4,500-square meter building, and it is one of the largest private learning resource centers in Southeast Europe. It offers a collection of over 27,000 books in print, 180,000 electronic books, DVDs and other media. Collection strengths include business, international relations, Balkan studies, communication and new media.

The Library building is Wi-Fi enabled and network ports are available for laptops. Three study zones contain 250 seats and computers accessible to enrolled students, alumni, and current Bissell Library members. An additional 24 computers are located in the Library Lab, which also features an interactive whiteboard and projection system for library orientations, information literacy teaching and other ACT instruction.

The Learning Hub is situated within the Library on the upper level, providing support to students in math, reading, writing or refining their digital skills. The Stavros S. Niarchos Technology Center is located in the basement level of the Library building and includes computer teaching laboratories, a multimedia center and lab, two viewing rooms, a Web and teleconferencing center, and the Systems Administration headquarters.