Libraries and Art Galleries in Cyprus

Libraries and Art Galleries in Cyprus

Promoting learning and highlighting the evolution of Cypriot Art

In Cyprus there is a plethora of libraries to promote learning and research as well as several galleries that highlight the Cypriot culture through works of art and provide important information both for invaluable works of intellectual value and for their creators.
Photo: Antonis Herakleous‎

The most important libraries in Cyprus are as follows:  

  • Cyprus Library
  • Cyprus Bibliography 1979-2015
  • Kapsalis Collection
  • Health Sciences Library - General Hospital of Larnaka
  • Health Sciences Library - General Hospital of Limassol
  • Health Sciences Library - Nicosia General Hospital
  • Health Sciences Library - General Hospital of Pafos
  • Health Sciences Library - Makarios Hospital
  • Water Development Department Library
  • CTL EuroCollege Library
  • Research Center of Kosta and Rita Severi
  • Elpiniki Library
  • Severios Library
  • Library of the Pedagogical Institute
  • Kykkos Lyceum Library (Pafos)
  • Supreme Court Library
  • Nicosia District Court Library
  • House of Representatives Library
  • Law Office Library
  • Ministry of Justice and Public Order Library
  • Police Academy Library
  • Limassol District Court Library
  • Department of Fisheries and Marine Research Library
  • Geological Survey Department library
  • Center for Scientific Research Library
  • Cyprus Productivity Centre Library
  • Press and Information Office Library
  • Office of the Law Commissioner Library
  • Commissioner for Children’s Rights Library
  • Journalists' House Library
  • Archbishop Makarios III Foundation Library
  • Library of Holy Metropolis of Limassol
  • Library of Meteorology Department
  • Lakatamia Municipal Library
  • Lapithos Municipal Library
  • Larnaka Municipal Library
  • Deryneia Municipal Library
  • Limassol Municipal Library
  • Strovolos Municipal Library
  • Agios Athanasios Community Library
  • Polemidia Community Library
  • Latsia Municipal Library
  • Aglantzia Municipal Library
  • Κykkos B’ Lyseum Library (Nicosia)
  • Theklios Library
  • Achillios Library
  • Livadia Municipal Library
  • Aradippou Municipal Library
  • Library of Cyprus Academy of Public Administration
  • Library of Social Welfare Services

Apart from the libraries, Cyprus also maintains valuable galleries that highlight the evolution of Cypriot art.

The most important of these are the following: 

State Art Gallery of Contemporary Art : It operates under the responsibility of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture. It hosts a representative collection of works by Cypriot artists that highlights and documents the evolutionary course of Cypriot art from the early 20th century. The State Art Gallery is a unique site that gathers the most representative samples of the State Collection as well as information about their works and creators. It is worth mentioning that at the State Art Gallery, lectures, musical events, performances are organized from time to time.

For the map of the area, click HERE
Photo: Στέλλα Καζαμία Ρωτού‎

Limassol Municipal Art Gallery: It has at its disposal one of the largest and richest collections of modern Cypriot art. It includes works that are very important for the history of art in our country, such as Adamantios Diamantis, Michael Cassialos, Telemachos Kanthou, Christoforos Savvas, Victor Ioannidis, Loukia Nikolaidou, Takis Fragoudis, Vassilis Vryonidis, Nikos Nikolaidis, John Corpitz, Andreas Ladomatos, Stella Michailidou, Andros Efstathiou, Spyros Dimitriadis etc. Today there are about 600 works of art in the Municipal Art Gallery covering a wide range of creation.

For the map of the area, click HERE
Photo: Jenny Tolou

The Cultural Center of the Archbishop Makarios III:  It is located in old Nicosia, in the courtyard of the cathedral of St. John the Theologian, next to the Archbishop's Palace.

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