Address: 1043 Sofia, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., Sofia University, South Wing, 4th floor, Room 77
Telephone: (+359 2) 9308 405
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30–12.00 / 13.00-17.30 (Wednesday 8.30-10.30 / 13.00-17.30 )
The collection of library materials in the field of geochemistry started as early as 1899 by a subscription to the first major scientific journals, still being subscribed by the library. The library collections were set apart in 1909 with the division of the Institute of Geology and Petrography into two independent units – Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography and Geological Institute. A valuable library collection contains over 400 imprints, donated by distinguished Bulgarian and foreign scientists. These collections include the private libraries of Prof. Boris Kolykovski, Prof. Georgi Atanasov, Prof. Tsonyu Dimitrov and other scientists and researchers.
Today the library stores and maintains a highly specialized collection in the field of crystallography, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and geology. It consists of 17,100 volumes of books, serials, imprints, maps and cartographic publications, slides of minerals, reference resources.
The library has 7 reading places, including 1 computerized workstation