University library "St. Kliment Ohridski"


Dear users here you can find information regarding the Library services. For additional questions please Ask the Librarian. 

How to obtain a library user card?

The registration of library users takes place in the Central University Library from Monday to Friday, from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm. Faculty, students and staff members of Sofia University will need to present during registration a valid University identification document and a photograph. The price for this type of library user card is 5 BGN and is valid for one calendar year from the date of registration. This library card provides access to the Central University Library and to all 28 branch libraries. 

More information on how to become a library user you can in the Library Rules of Service.

If you have an electronic card of Sofia University, you will have free access to all services offered through the Central University Library and its 28 branches for one academic year. More information about how to obtain a Sofia University card can be found at the Card centerкартов-център 

Can I use the University Library services if I am not a student of Sofia University?

Yes, you may register as user of Sofia University Library.

Is it possible to borrow printed materials for home use from the library?

Faculty and staff of Sofia University may borrow printed materials for home use from the Central University Library and from all 28 branch libraries. Students may borrow materials for home use only from the branch libraries. External readers are not allowed to borrow library materials for home use.

Can I search the library electronic catalogue from home?

Yes, you can. The electronic catalogue of the University Library is available on the following link

How to renew borrowed library materials online?

You need to sign in to the electronic catalogue of University Library. For this you need a user ID and a password, which you can find in your library user card 

My username and password do not work and I cannot make an online request. What should I do?

First, make sure that you use the correct identification data. Use identification ID from user cards issued by the University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Use ID (example: UL001234) or identification barcode (example: SU123456) for user cards issued by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. If the input still does not allow you access to the library electronic catalogue, contact a librarian following the Feedback button in the electronic catalogue.

Some of the digitized resources are locked and cannot be accessed remotely.

The University Library observes the Copyright Law and its Related Rights strictly. Only resources without copyright or with permission from the authors for digitization and upload are open access and can be used for private purposes. The other resources are digitized for preservation purposes and can only be used in the university computer network.

Is it possible to ask for help online?

Yes, you may consult librarians using the service Ask the Librarian, or using the Feedback button in the electronic catalogue of the University Library, as well as writing to email

How to obtain a remote access to library databases?

A certificate for remote access (outside the Sofia University computer network) is provided by Sofia University IT Center:

How to cite a source in a certain standard?

You can select the standard type for citing documents in the Catalogue NALIS. For this purpose you need to enter its full record and click on the “Tools” button.

How to request a book or an article that is not available in the library?

You can request library materials from foreign and Bulgarian libraries using the Interlibrary Loan service

How to connect to the wireless network in the library?

To make an internet connection you need to connect to the wireless network of Sofia University SU Wi-Fi.