The Library

The Film Library operates within the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum – Cinematheque. Its opening took place in March 2013 during the 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - 21st Century Images.

The collection comprises a variety of publications (on the History of Cinema, Dictionaries, Annual Film Catalogues, Director's Monographs, Actors' Biographies, publications on Film Aesthetics and Theory, on National Cinemas, Script-Writing etc.) as well as Greek and foreign film journals and periodicals some of which since their first publication (such as Cahiers du Cinéma, Sight and Sound, Contemporary Cinema etc.).

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Part of the collection exists in digital form, a fact that guarantees the preservation and safe maintenance of archival material while at the same time makes the collection easily accessible by the wide public. Moreover the digital collection contributes to the best possible organization and operation of the Library according to modern standards and ensures the interconnection with other libraries in Greece and abroad. The digitization of the rest of the collection is under way and funded by the European Commission.

The Film Library operates within the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum – Cinematheque, Warehouse A, Thessaloniki Port.

Opening Hours
Monday - Tuesday 11.00 - 15.00
Wednesday - Friday 11.00 - 19.00

Suspension of the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum's operation
Friday, October 30th 2020
Following the announcement that raises Thessaloniki regional unit's risk status to level 4 in the Map of Health Safety and Protection, the operation of the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum and of the Film Library is suspended. The suspension of the Museum's operation will last for as long as the region's increased risk level remains in effect.

We hope that very soon we will be able to welcome you again in our Museum! In the meantime, you can explore the Film Library's collection online, at

A Donation by Stavros Niarchos Foundation made possible the creation of the space hosting the collection.