Slovenská národná knižnica / Slovak National Library

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SNL, Námestie J. C. Hronského 1, Martin


+421 43 24 51 222



Katarína Krištofová


Dušan Kuzma a Anton Cimmerman

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The Slovak National Library is a modern institution that serves all citizens of Slovakia and users from abroad. Preferentially collects indigenous and foreign Slovakicist documents, submits them to expert processing, maintains and protects them as well as provides for their accessibility. It protects publications from Slovakia or publications in Slovak language from ancient times, documents of Slovak writers including documents related to Slovakia. It’s collection includes over 5 million volumes. It provides services especially to university or college students, teachers, academics, scientist, and scholars. Its workplaces are The Literary Museum of the SNL, The Slavic Museum of A. S. Pushkin in Brodzany and historical Apponyi Library in Oponice. The Slovak National Library implemented (2012 – 2015) national project Digital Library and Digital Archive (DIKDA), which aimed to digitize more than 2.5 million cultural objects from the Slavic conservation fund of the SNL and from collections of the Slovak National Archive.

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