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  The oldest book kept in the Library was printed in 1720, in Venice. Old newspapers published in Rijeka are also deposited in the Library continually since 1873.
THE LIBRARY

The Library of the Rijeka State Archives is a specialized reference library  used by researchers and the staff. Books have been systematically collected since 1926, i.e. from the inception of the archival services in Rijeka. The Library has been professionally systematized since 1948. The make up of the book collection is subordinate to functioning of the Archives and it is a reference point for scientific research. The Library collection comprises  5147 books and 384 periodicals; 9587 volumes in all. The books are catalogued according to international standards ISBD (M) or ISBD (S) for periodicals and are classified after the UDK classification. From the main catalogue the alphabetical, local and specialized catalogues were made, and a special catalogue for archival literature. Most of the books relate to the general, national and local history, followed by the auxiliary historical sciences and other social sciences. The oldest book kept in the Library was printed in 1720, in Venice. Old newspapers published in Rijeka are also deposited in the Library continually since 1873.

The 19th century books are of special interest, in particular the official papers and collections of laws from the Austrian Empire and Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. On the local level there are various proceedings, electoral papers and other regulations issued by the public authorities since 1844, then reports, statistics and other abstracts from the field of economy, social services, education, public, political and professional organizations, and from the public administration. The Library acquisitions stand at approx. 230 volumes per annum.


The reading room of the library is open for readers every working day 8 a.m.-1 p.m., on Wednesday 3 p.m.-6 p.m..

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