Library and Archival Unit


Lina Šojat
P. +385 1 6112 745
F. +385 1 6112 742
E. knjiznica /

About the origins and the scope of work

The Institute of Art History Library was established in 1969 as a special library. Its purpose is primarily to address the needs of scientific research work carried out by the Institute of Art History and its associates.

The library holdings consist of literature in the fields of national art history, general art history, architecture, history, and comparative literature.

The library stores and grants use of the following collections: monographs, proceedings, exhibitions catalogs, reference material, rarities collection, doctoral dissertations, master's theses, collection of special prints (offprints), serial publications.

The library has about 250 regular users enlisted (associates, professors, doctoral students, independent researchers, artists), and the library holdings are systematically expanding through exchange, purchase, donations and bequests.

The library holdings contain around 20,000 units of monographic and serial publications. Since 2004, books are processed electronically, and the catalog is searchable online through support of the MetelWin library program.

All library material is classified and arranged in accordance with the Universal Decimal Classification.

Special collections

Expert collections bequeathed by prominent scientists / art historians make up a great part of the library holdings:

Parts of their respective collections have been donated by the Institute’s scientists academician Tonko Maroević, Željka Čorak, Ivanka Reberski and others.

Interlibrary loan

The Institute of Art History Library is active in interlibrary loan (of scholarly magazines and books) with a hundred-odd related institutions in Croatia and fifty-odd foreign institutions. If your institution is interested in establishing an interlibrary loan, please feel free to contact us via email: knjiznica /