The Collection of children’s books is located at the children’s area (Level 1) and is divided in the following categories:
- Illustrated stories up to the age of 4
- Information material
- Children’s books, ages 6-12
The printed collection of juvenile literature is located at the children’s area (Level 1) and includes:
Juvenile Literature, Greek and Foreign
The printed collection that is addressed to adults as well as to teenagers (Level 2) includes books of all the topic categories divided in the 10 basic categories of Dewey classification system.
In more detail, the categories that represent it are the following:
ΟΟΟ GENERAL WORKS
100 PHILOSOPHY, PARANORMAL PHENOMENA, PSYCHOLOGY
300 SOCIAL SCIENCES
500 NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
600 TECHNOLOGY (APPLIED SCIENCE)
700 FINE ARTS AND DECORATIVE ARTS
800 LITERATURE AND RHETORIC
900 GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND AUXILLIARY FIELDS
The Library also has three local newspapers to be used in the Library
- Erevna (The Investigation) (Daily newspaper of Trikala)
- Meteora (Weekly newspaper of Kalambaka)
- Dialogos (Dialogue) (Weekly newspaper of Trikala)
- Special Collections
At Level 2 there is the special collections room, which contains all the old editions of the Library.
It hosts the documents of the Library of fifty years ago, in an environment adjusted with the appropriate temperature and humidity conditions, so as to contribute to the maintenance of these books in perpetuity.
The oldest edition is dated back to 1836 and is entitled "Athens and Attica journal of a Residence There" by the Rev. Christopher Wordsworth.
Among the collection there is also "Contrat Social ou Principles du Droit Politique" by Rousseau edited by Garnier Freres and year of edition 1873 as well as “Travelling Notes on Macedonia, Epirus, new borderline and Thessaly” by Nikolaos Th. Schinas, dated in 1886.
"History of the Greek Nation" by Paparrigopoulos, edition of 1896 also has a place among the shelves of this room.
The Protective glass with a lock, which was placed aiming at the safekeeping of these books, has a double role.
The aim is their safekeeping as well as the possibility for everyone to have the opportunity to admire these books closely.
It is the intension of the Library to urge book lovers donate rare books, old editions aiming at their maintenance and promotion worldwide.
In the same place the user is able to study a part of the work of Rigas Velestinlis in a case that includes in 13 copies the original Charta of Greece (Map of Greece) as well as his two works Thourios (Warlike), Farewell to Genus, whilst part of the special collections is on map collection dated 1914-1916.
Among the special collections there are also some icons, one of which is a donation by the Prior of the Megalo Meteoro monastery, which is a copy of the Icon that is kept in the Monastery and called Rodon to Amaranto (Unwithered Rose).
The material of the special collection is not lent but a reservation can be made following communication with the personnel and it can be used in the premises of the Library, to be studied.
- Information material
The information material is hosted in the multimedia room that is located at level 2 of the Library and includes the following:
- Art publications
This material is not lent and it can be used in the premises of the Library, to be studied.
6. English-language material
At level 1 there is also the called English-language Corner that contains the English-language documents of any category. It is hosted in a round construction with shelves, where each shelf has its own special category, starting with the illustrated stories that are addressed to pre-school children.