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The Library of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia is developing collections of printed and electronic resources in the area of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Balkan Studies in the modern and contemporary era. It aims to serve as a Balkan information center about major scientific forums in these fields which take place in Bulgaria, the region of Southeast Europe, and Western Europe. The library is an open-stack, lending facility, primarily designed for use by CAS fellows, but it is also open to the general public upon request. It provides library and reference services based on traditional and electronic information resources.


The CAS Library collections and services are mainly specialized in the sphere of the Humanities and Social Sciences with focus on the Balkan Studies area. CAS collections consist of: books and monographs; periodicals; reference collections; online academic databases; the offline database “The Balkan Bibliography 1985-2001″; special collections (monographs, articles, periodicals, bibliographical data, Internet resources) that were created for the purposes of individual CAS projects.


The CAS library serves and supports the fellows and external academic researchers in a traditional and electronic way via:

  • Book loans (only CAS fellows)
  • Access to the collection of periodicals
  • Access to online academic databases (only CAS fellows)
  • Bibliographical reference

Library Hours

Monday      14:00 – 18:00
Tuesday            10:00 – 14:00
Wednesday      10:00 – 14:00
Thursday          10:00 – 14:00
Friday                10:00 – 14:00

Rules of use

Books are borrowed only by CAS fellows:

  • during the working hours of the Library
  • for a period of 7 days

Access to online databases provided by CAS

Please address the CAS librarian for details on online access

Subject guides & library catalogs

Humanities and Social Sciences

Balkan Studies

East European Studies

European Studies




Library catalogs of libraries in Southeastern and Central Europe