15, Tsar Osvoboditel, Blvd., 1504 Sofia
tel.: +359 2/ 8467-584; 9308-554; 9308-209

BOOK ORDERS: Monday – Friday, 08:00-17:30
READING ROOMS: Monday – Saturday, 08:00 – 23:00


The University Library at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski is one of the biggest scientific libraries in Bulgaria. It was opened in 1888 at the same time as the Institute of Higher Education in Sofia and today it plays a major role in the development of science and education in Bulgaria.

The library structure consists of a central library and 26 branch libraries at different faculties and departments of the university. For information about location and opening hours of the branch libraries, please visit HERE.


Access to the library collections and services is provided with either an ISIC SU or a library card.

  • For more information regarding the ISIC SU card, please see here.
  • If you do not own an ISIC SU card and want to register as a library reader, please visit your Erasmus coordinator at the International Relations Office.

Students can use materials of the Central Library only in the reading rooms and are allowed to borrow for home use books from the branch libraries only. According to the Instructions for preservation of library collections expensive and valuable library materials such as manuscripts, archive materials, incunabula, early Bulgarian printed books, rare publications and reference editions, dissertations and other library materials, received by means of inter-library Loans are not given for home use. The lending period of library materials for home use is one month. Lecturers can borrow up to 5 volumes; students and staff – up to 3 volumes.