New City Library of Zagreb for today and tomorrow

By Ismena Meic

At the end of 2017, City Library of Zagreb celebrated her 110th anniversary.

On the occasion of the City Library of Zagreb’s 110th anniversary, the Open Doors Week is organized. The central ceremony was held on the very Day of the Zagreb City Libraries and founding of the City Library of Zagreb on Thursday the 7th of December 2017 at the Croatian National Theatre. At the same time this was a celebration of founding of two other important cultural institutions of the City of Zagreb – The Zagreb City Museum and State Archives in Zagreb.

The City Library of Zagreb was founded in 1907 and they are the oldest public libraries in Zagreb and among the first public libraries founded in Croatia with their long-standing tradition of serving the local community and offering the access to many valuable local, national and international sources of information as well as all sorts of librarian and cultural services to wide age groups of citizens.
From its beginnings the City Library of Zagreb is distinguished as a “free, public and modern library, founded and settled for all citizens of Zagreb” (from the Rules of Procedure dated 1908). It still operates according to the same theses.

As part of the anniversary we highlighted the need for a new building of The City Library of Zagreb.

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