Our Library

Library Staff:
Librarian: Mr Chris Harvey (BEng, AssocDipLibPrac, BTh)
Library Technician: Ms Zorka Simich (DipLibInfoServ)

Phone:  +61 2 9549 3105
Fax:      +61 2 9549 3151
Email:   library@greekorthodox.org.au

Open Hours During Semester
22 July - 15 November 2019)

 → Monday to Wednesday: 10am-2pm and 3-6pm 
 → Thursday and Friday: 10am-2pm and 3-5pm

Open Hours Outside Semester

 → Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm
 → Closed Public Holidays as well as 6 January, 25 March, Holy Friday, Easter Monday and 15 August.


The library was established with the opening of St Andrew's in February 1986.

The first full-time librarian was appointed at the end of 1987. Until that time the library was largely an accumulation of books and periodicals bought by academic staff and donated by other libraries in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. 

In September 1995 the library moved to its new premises. Since the move, new chairs, study carrels, computer terminals, a serials display stand, reception table and loans desk have been added, custom-made to suit the refined and academic atmosphere of the library. 

The collection currently consists of over 16,000 monographs and 200 periodicals available in English and Greek with specialisation in (Greek) Patristic texts, Eastern Orthodox doctrine and spirituality, and Byzantine Music transcripts.

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The Library has been greatly enriched by the benefaction of the Very Rev. Miltiades Chryssavgis and Presbytera Alkistis Chryssavgis, the late Archimandrite Chrysostomos Vogiatzoglou, and the late Mr Michalis and Mrs Chrystalla Lavithis.

Borrowing is available to staff and students of the Theological College. Limited borrowing rights exist for staff and students of member institutions within the Sydney College of Divinity, as well as members of the general public. All requests for inter-library loans should be directed to Mr Chris Harvey. 

General internet access is also available from two public terminals within the library, as well as WIFI for connecting portable devices.

Students of St Andrew's wishing to borrow from libraries of other Sydney College of Divinity member institutions need to complete an Application Form and consult the Librarian, Mr Chris Harvey. Details of the various member institution libraries are available from this brochure.