The Mary Glyn Hick Library

The Mary Glyn Hick Library was renamed so in 2016, dedicated to Pinewood’s long-serving librarian.

Mrs. Hick served as the Pinewood Librarian from 1968 – 1994 where she used her degree in Library Science to build the Pinewood Library into “the largest library of any international school in Europe”, holding over 15,000 books. 
–Mary Glyn Hick: Library Dedication Ceremony in 2016

The Mary Glyn Hick Library is located in the basement floor of our campus, along with the Art Room, Dance Studio, and the Student Services & Counseling offices. Below you can find the library’s floorplan.


Our library facilitates various functions and offers many services, including but not limited to: 

  • A large collection of books
  • The ability to borrow books or read in our cozy library environment.
  • Study halls
  • Quiet place to study/read/think
  • Teacher workspace
  • Library workshops 
  • Space for tutoring and supervised testing
  • Multipurpose space for event and training


The Mary Glyn Hick Library is the home of over 15,000 volumes for readers of all ages. Our main circulating collection is split into six sections: Fiction & Non-fiction (ages 11+), Junior Fiction & Junior Non-fiction (ages 6-12), Early Years (ages 5-), and ESL/Early Readers.

Each of these categories contains books in English, Greek, French, Russian, and more!

Our library also has a large reference collection, composed of Textbooks, Dictionaries (various language combinations) and Encyclopedias of varying topics and for different age groups.

Audiovisual Material

The Mary Glyn Hick Library is in the process of developing its virtual material database. At the moment there are limited resources available in Anatomy & Physiology, but we are always looking for suggestions and donations to add to our collection.

Interlibrary Loan

Through our collaboration with Anatolia College, our IB students are able to access and borrow ACT’s Bissell library collection in addition to Pinewood’s resources.

Reservation Instructions

  1. Visit
  2. Log in using your pinewood email and password
  3. If you don’t see the book list immediately, then in the menu on the left hand side of the screen, navigate to Library>Institution Library
  4. Enter your search criteria (if you just want to browse, you can skip this step)
  5. Click Search (even if you did not enter any search criteria)
  6. Once you have chosen the book you want to reserve, click on the Actions drop-down menu that is immediately left of the book title, and select ‘Reserve’
  7. Come to the library to pick up your book!

Click the button below that corresponds to your group, to read the rules and procedures for borrowing books from the library:


Class Sets

All class sets are situated in the library. You may borrow as many copies as you would like for your classes, as long as you provide the librarian with a list of students who will borrow copies, ahead of time, so the books can be checked out and assigned to each student individually.

Please contact the librarian for more information.


Any textbook sets that are standard and given to students every year are also situated in the library, and you can lend them to students as long as you provide the librarian with a list of their names ahead of time, so the books can be checked out and assigned to each student individually.


Teachers are welcome and encouraged to use the library space any time for individual work.


Donations to our library are always welcome and greatly appreciated! 


In order to make a donation to the library, simply bring your items in a box or bag, and leave them at the front office, making sure to first inform Ms. Dimitra Tzimka that the donation is intended for the library. Please also mark your name on the container so we can thank you on our website, unless you wish to remain anonymous.

Whether you are a student, teacher, staff member, parent, or other member of the Pinewood community, our library can always benefit from your ideas and suggestions!

Please feel free to use the form below to give us your feedback on our services, organisation, space, web page, or any other component of our operation. You are also welcome to propose ideas about new services or additions to our collection.

The form will not collect identifying data such as your email, so you can submit it anonymously. If you decide you wish to identify yourself, you will be given the option to provide your name at the beginning of the form.

  1. Can I bring my class to the library?
    Due to COVID restrictions, whole class visits to the library are not currently allowed. However, you can schedule a time with the librarian during which you may send your students to the library in groups of 3-4 (maximum) to borrow books.
    Before sending your students to the library, make sure they are familiar with the Library Code of Conduct.


  2. May I use the library as a work space?
    Yes. Whether you are a student, staff member, or teacher, you are welcome to use the library as a workspace. If you do, please make sure to follow all COVID guidelines, posted throughout the library for your convenience, and respect other who may be working in this space.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like assistance, you can contact our Library:

  • via e-mail at [email protected]
  • via phone by calling 231 030 1221 and asking to be connected to the library

Library News

On October 19, 2020, Mrs. Victoria Drakou-Kaffas kindly donated a copy of her book “Victoria” to the Mary Glyn Hick Library.”

Mrs. Drakou is a Greek national born in Constantinople (Istanbul), and her book explores the complexities of the life of the Greek minority in this historical city.

If you have a passion for historical novels, and a desire to understand how other people experience the world, you are welcome to visit our library or contact our library staff and ask to borrow a copy!