Sofia City Library
Sofia City Library was established in 1928 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule and 1000 years from the Golden Age of Bulgarian Culture and Literature in the 10th century. Today Sofia City Library is the biggest public library in the country with over 150 000 visitors per year. It is a modern cultural and informational institution with a fund of over 1 000 000 books, periodicals, graphic works, cartographic editions, official publications, printed music, sound records and pictures. Over 200 000 of them are in foreign languages and the visitors have access to them in the specialized reading-rooms – Spanish, German, American, Portuguese and Turkish, united in a Centre for Intercultural Dialogue. The Library has the richest documentation and information archive of the history, development and modern status of Sofia. Of unique and exceptional value is the personal collection of 2055 books of Konstantin Stoilov – Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1894–1899), donated to the Library by his heirs.