National University Library

  Turjaška 1      +386 (0)1 200 11 88     20 Nov 2019

Known to locals by its Slovene acronym NUK, the library was originally established by Empress Maria Theresa in 1774 and moved to its current Plečnik-designed building in 1941. Aside from serving as one of the country's central educational and cultural institutions it's also considered one of the prolific architect's most monumental works, and is a must see for visitors to Ljubljana. Highlights include the somewhat schizophrenic brick and stone façade, the colonnaded central staircase and the massive main reading room. A planned expansion on nearby Zoisova Cesta has been in the works for nearly 20 years, but has been plagued by a host of problems, most notably caused by the discovery of Roman ruins, which is a surprisingly common occurrence in and around the city.





Open 09:00 - 18:00, Sat 09:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun.


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