6th April 2020

National and University Library in Zagreb: Online Resources

#StayHome and visit the National and University Library in Zagreb online


The National and University Library in Zagreb had to temporarily close its doors to the public due to COVID-19 epidemic in accordance with the instructions of the Croatian authorities.

However, the services that can be delivered online continue:

Ask the librarian
Reference services
Bibliometric services
Services to publishers (assignment of identifiers and CIP)
Technical support for member libraries of integrated library system
Professional and advisory support to school, pubic, university and special libraries (including the call issued to libraries damaged by earthquake in Zagreb and its surroundings)
Online access to e-resources


Access to digital collections is additionally promoted and the users are invited to explore a range of different services:

Portals containing digitised and digital resources: Digital NSK Collections(https://digitalna.nsk.hr/pb/), Historical Croatian Newspapers(http://dnc.nsk.hr/Newspapers/) and Historical Croatian Journals(http://dnc.nsk.hr/Journals/Default.aspx), Croatian Web Archive(https://haw.nsk.hr/), Croatian Digital Theses Repository (https://zir.nsk.hr/), Croatian Digital Dissertations Repository (https://dr.nsk.hr/) and thematic portals Glagolitic Heritage (https://glagoljica.hr/) and Virtual Exhibitions(http://virtualna.nsk.hr/) .

These portals are available in Croatian, but some virtual exhibitions can be accessed by wider audiences since they are available in English:

Croatian Glagolitic Heritage http://virtualna.nsk.hr/glagoljica/?lang=en

Marko Marulić http://virtualna.nsk.hr/marulic/en/

Faust Vrančić http://virtualna.nsk.hr/vrancic/en/

and German: Marko Marulić http://virtualna.nsk.hr/marulic/de/


Young audiences can play with mobile apps based on digitised heritage:

Greetings from Zagreb (http://pozdravizhrvatske.nsk.hr/zagrebapp/)

Quizes (http://pitalica.nsk.hr/)

Puzzles (http://slagalica.nsk.hr/)

Colouring books, based on digitised materials from special collections (like: http://www.nsk.hr/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bojanka_gradovi1.pdf)