Access CAARI’s Online Catalog here (log in as “guest” with no password).

About the Library

CAARI’s library is the heart of the organization. Its particular strengths are its strong holdings, its accessibility, and its support facilities. The library serves as a magnet to scholars on the island, actively used by foreign and Cypriot scholars and students.


CAARI’s library catalogue is available on-line (log in as “guest” with no password). The library’s catalogue is also included in the Digital Library for International Research, sponsored by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

The library and its computer facilities and photocopier are open seven days a week, day and night, to residents of CAARI and–upon payment of a modest member’s fee–to non-resident scholars; open to the public between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm five days a week. The library also has broadband and wireless internet access, available computers with printers and scanner, and a photocopy machine. The librarian is on duty Monday and Thursday  8:30 am–5:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 am–1:00pm.


CAARI holds a growing collection of more than 9000 books and monographs, 4600 bound off-prints, 4000 papers on Cypriot archaeology, and some 110 periodical titles current through subscription or exchange. A recent grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust has upgraded the library’s electronic catalogue to MARC standards.

Subject fields

The main focus is on the archaeology, art and history of Cyprus and its adjacent regions, from its earliest history up to the modern period. Resources are unequalled in the areas of prehistoric and antique Cyprus, strong in Byzantine and medieval studies; less comprehensive in other periods, but unique in focus and coherence.