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Bulgaria - Obtain a Library Card

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In Bulgaria for the use of library materials must be presented a library card.


Every citizen has the right to use the services in a library, and for that he must be registered as a reader and apply for a library card. Library card is personal and not transferable. Honorary library cards that are open-ended and free are issued with the permission of the Director of the library.

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The library cards are:

  • permanent - they are issued for a period of one calendar year and shall be revalidated every year - until January 20 of each calendar year
  • monthly
  • daily

Required Information

Individuals with registered permanent address at another location are eligible to enroll for readers and apply for library card after monetary deposit. The deposit is returned after they declare that they are written off and cease to use the library.


User registration and issuance of library card is carried out at the registration counter. To obtain a library card is required presentation of an identity card and a fee, as approved by the Director of Price list of services in the library. Along with the registration, users are introduced through information materials with the types of services that can get in the library, with the location and order of their receipt, and with their duties and responsibilities.

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Required Documents

  • identity document;
  • fee as established by the Director of the library;
  • one photo;


  • permanent library card – free
  • temporary library card (grants the use of library materials in the library and its subsidiaries).
  • For one working day - 2.00 lv
  • For five working days - 5.00 lv
  • For users using only publications from the United Nations funds are issued free library cards.
  • Seniors and students up to 14 years old can get a discount;


Permanent library cards are issued for a period of one calendar year. Users who have declared lost or stolen library card will be issued a new one.

Documents to Use

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Processing Time

One to five working days depending on the service that is chosen.

Office Locations & Contacts

Please find below a link with all library locations and contact information in Bulgaria:

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Information which might help

When there is a data change in the ID card, the user must notify the Library.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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