Trg sv. Marka 6
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
phone: +385 1 45 69 589
fax: +385 1 63 03 478
The Library of the Croatian Parliament is a special library that maintains and preserves various collections in the fields of law, politics, history, economics and fundamental works on sociology, philosophy and the arts.
The main objective of the Library is to provide Members of Parliament, Parliament’s working bodies (committees) and the Parliamentary Staff Service with information and publications relevant to their work.
Today the Library holds 30,000 volumes, approximately 250 Croatian and foreign periodicals and a CD-ROM collection. The Library safeguards a valuable collection of transcripts in printed form that date from 1861 to 1980, as well as a special collection of antique books and periodicals from the nineteenth century dealing with legislation, politics, history and culture.
It is generally believed that the Library was founded in 1861. The first catalogue of books, entitled Popis knjiga knjižnice Sabora Kraljevine Hrvatske, Slavonije i Dalmacije (Inventory of the Library of the Croatian Parliament of the Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia) was published in 1905. It lists 747 bibliographical units from the Library collection.
The Library is a member of the IFLA, the Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments, and it co-operates and exchanges information with other parliamentary libraries throughout the world.