University library "St. Kliment Ohridski"


Dear library users, here you can find information regarding Library services. For additional questions you can use the Ask a Librarian contact form, or send an email to:

  • How to obtain a library user card?

    If you have a valid electronic card of Sofia University you can use the Central University Library and its 28 library branch libraries. More information about how to obtain an electronic card can be found here.


    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, PhD students, 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 28th branch libraries. More information is provided on the Library Rules of Service.

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

    Yes, you need to register as a library user at Sofia University Library. More information about the  provided services may be found on the section Services:


  • 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 outside the library building?

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

  • 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 services.

  • 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.

  • 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. See here.

  • Can I use all the resources in the digital collections freely?

    The Sofia University Library strictly complies with the Copyright Law. 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.

  • How to obtain remote access to library databases?

    Information about remote use of library databases can be found in the description of each of them – for the databases from the National Deal; for the databases of the subscription of the Sofia University.

    The databases can be used with a certificate for remote access More information about it can be found on the following link:

  • 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.

  • Is it possible to ask for help online?

    Yes, there are three possibilities: 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: