How can I use the library resources?

To use the library resources, you need to be our registered reader with valid subscription.

How can I register as a reader?

  • Registration is carried out only in person and on the library premises. You can find more details of the registration procedure, the types of subscription and other procedural steps in the section  Services => Library Rules.

I want to borrow a book. How can I do that?

  • The library has various departments which offer the option to borrow books in Bulgarian and in foreign languages, as well as other items for home use:
    – Loan Department;
    – Children’s and Teens’ Department;
    – Arts Department;
    – German Reading Room;
    – American Corner.
  • To borrow a library item to take home, you need to have an active subscription of minimum 1 month, but it is preferable to use the option for a six-month or an annual one.

How can I order a book or a periodical?

You can place your order on the library website via an online order form or in person on the library premises.

Following the submission of the order, the retrieval of the ordered item from the book repositories will take some technological time. Please bear in mind that periodicals may not be borrowed for home use!

What is the book loan period?

The loan period for books for home use is 20 calendar days. If less than 20 days remain to the expiry of the reader subscription, its term must be extended.

The same period applies to the reservation of books and periodicals in the respective reading rooms.

The book you are looking for is not in the library catalogues. We can help you!

We can offer you the Interlibrary Loan service, which is available via an online order.