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CAS Library

The Library of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia develops collections of printed and electronic resources in the area of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Balkan Studies in the modern and contemporary era. The library is an open-stack lending facility, primarily designed for use by CAS fellows, but 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 Humanities and Social Sciences with focus on Balkan Studies. 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) created for the purposes of individual CAS projects.


  • 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