The Museum’s library contains books, periodical publications and volumes of proceedings. The topics that are covered are either related to the Museum and the island of Crete in general through the years (folklore, history, archaeology, literature, botany, art) or to the aims and goals of the Museum (museology, museopedagogy and others). Nevertheless, one can find books –not so many though- of general interest (traveling books, ecclesiastic and environmental).

All the books are classified by subject and at the back of each book there is a code that describes the thematic, the code of the author and finally its number. The collection contains 1755 volumes all registered in an electronic data base.