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About the Research Library


The Research Library unifies the activities of the Central Research and Technical Library (CRTL), which was established in 1962, with the largest specialized library in the area of pedagogy, education, and moral upbringing, which was founded by Prof. Ivan Shishmanov back in 1950.

The rich and varied resources of this library fund amount to 1 million library materials. The fund has been organized in separate collections, such as books, dissertations, periodicals, collections of science and research papers from various conferences, reference literature, etc. There is a unique collection of handwritten and old printed books in the area of education, including textbooks, school curricula, methodological and supplementary literature, whereby the earliest editions date back to the beginning of the 19th century.


Librarian services are performed in three reading rooms entitled “Books”, “Periodicals”, and “Pedagogy”.

Editions belonging to the fund are for in-house use only, i.e. in the three reading rooms of NACID. However, NACID offers the opportunity to copy or scan chosen documents, as well as the possibility to reserve them for a given period of time.

The information centre of the library makes it possible to use the digital resources of NACID, including catalogues, own databases, as well as access to the portals of leading information centres containing bibliographical, reference, and full text information in all walks of knowledge and science.


Apart from administrative services NACID also offers:

  • Internet access
  • Expert consulting
  • Express references and/or enquiries by phone and e-mail
  • Binding copied or scanned materials with a plastic spiral
  • Lamination for A4 format materials
  • Computer and copying services

The office hours of the library are:
Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:30

Every last Wednesday of the month
the library is open for readers till 12:00 only.

№ 50, Dr. G. M. Dimitrov Blvd.
1125 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: (+359 2) 817 38 41 or (+359 2) 817 38 42