Rhodes Public Libraries

Public Library

The Public Library is situated in the center of the Old Town near the Sea Gate, on the ground floor of the “Kastellania” building that used to be a gathering point for merchants, the office of the market inspectorate and the merchants’ court during the period of the Knights. The building was transformed to a library in 1947. Today it stocks approximately 31,000 volumes covering nearly all subjects, especially literature, history and education. It also has all the local newspapers since their issue and all national newspapers since 1950.

Open: Monday – Friday (09:00 -14:00 hrs) and Wednesday (16:30 – 19:00 hrs)
Address: 1 Aristotelous Str., Rhodes 85100, Greece, GR
Tel: +30 22410 24448

The Library of the Historical and Archaeological Institute of Rhodes

By the museum of Popular Art, one can find the Library of the Historical and Archaeological Institute of Rhodes. It is situated in a what it used to be the first hospital of the Knights. It is not open to the public but it is permitted to be used after special permission, by those carrying out researches. The books cover topics concerning history, archaeology and art in ancient, medieval and recent times in addition to topics relevant to popular art.

Address: Platia Argyrokastrou, Rhodes 85100, Greece, GR
Tel: +30 22410 75674

Municipal Library

The Municipal Library of Rhodes is hosted in the Municipal Cultural Center, in Rodiaki Epavli the former Royal Pavilion. It has around 10,000 volumes covering a variety of topics in Greek and a substantial number of works in English, French and German. The Library houses a small exhibition of sculpture collection which belongs to the Municipal Art Gallery and which is open to the public. Its reading room has a spectacular view of the gardens.

Muslim Library

Founded towards the end of the 18th century, the Muslim Library may well be of interest to many tourists sightseeing around Rhodes. The library itself was created at the request of the Rhodian muslim Ahmed Hasuf. Step inside the library and you will discover a large and interesting collection of both Arabic and Presian scripts, along with a collection of Korans written by hand on parchment.

Open: Monday to Saturday – 09:30 to 16:00
Address: Platia Arionos, Rhodes 85100, Greece, GR