Regional Library Petko R. Slaveykov

Veliko Tarnovo

Ask the Librarian

The Middle School Department was opened for the primary purpose of providing neighborhood readers with access to library and information resources.

The department's collection is richest in Bulgarian and translated fiction, as well as scientific and popular literature. Part of the department's collection consists of textbooks and teaching materials for students in grades 8 through 12. Among the book wealth here can be found materials for the benefit of students of various specialties of the University of St. Petersburg. In addition, the students of St. Cyril and Methodius" and "Vasil Levski".

The most borrowed literature for home by the readers of the Secondary School Department are works of the crime and romance genre, as well as science fiction and fantasy series. Of the popular literature in the department, the most popular are books on psychological, pedagogical and historical subjects. The department owns biographical books about famous Bulgarian and world musicians, artists, sportsmen. The aim is to replenish new and up-to-date literature in time, in accordance with the pace of development of the book market in Bulgaria.

The Secondary School Department has a Reading Room Fund as well as a Reference Fund. Books from these can be used in a separate small reading room, part of the department, where subscriptions to periodicals maintained in the respective lending library, regional newspapers kept on deposit in the branch's storerooms, and publications from the Agrarian Department are available for use.

The Secondary Department employs librarians with many years of experience who also assist in the preparation of oral and written bibliographical references. They help readers daily with information on what they can find not only in the Middle School Department, but also in the other departments and branches of the Regional Library.

Priority is given to collecting the latest literature published in Bulgarian. In order to facilitate the choice of literature and also to provoke the interest of the readers, showcases with new books are maintained and corners with titles related to various historical events are also formed. Thematic showcases are opened according to the cultural calendar in connection with anniversaries of famous personalities and authors, and also in line with the current situation in the cultural life both in Bulgaria and worldwide.

Events such as book presentations and meetings with authors are organised in the borrowing halls of the BIC "Slaveyche", as well as in the adjoining premises, and training and lessons are held with students in the BIC.

Users of the Secondary School Department are upper secondary school students, students, working citizens and pensioners. New readers are registered here daily.

    • Ралица Чешмеджиева – Иванова,
    • Цветелина Пашова,
    • Елина Данева,

Recommended Books

Smart predi rojdestvo

Death before Christmas

  • Author: Svetla Andreeva
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Faber
  • ISBN: 978-619-001686
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 94

"The stories in Svetla Andreeva's new book are similar and united by the interrogator Dragolyub Mihailov.

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Never ending time

  • Author: Petar Stoyanovich
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Knigomania
  • ISBN: 9786191953691
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: hard
  • Pages: 392

"Never ending time" by Petar Stoyanovich are memories without the burden of memory.

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To catch the forest

  • Author: Galya Shcherbeva
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Елпи-02
  • ISBN: 9786199003626
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 176

30 of the most inspiring stories and travel ideas from the show "To Catch the Forest"

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Stories from hand luggage

  • Author: Georgi Milkov
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Книгомания
  • ISBN: 9786191953493
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 520

In "Stories from the Hand Luggage" Georgi Milkov describes encounters, places and events that made him become a diligent collector of experiences.

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What is sacrifice? To die on the battlefield in the name of the fatherland or to save the life of a child?

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Annual Competitions

"/Un/solved case"

The National Crime Writing Contest, under the general title of "/The/ Unsolved Case," will launch in 2021. The contest is held over a one- or two-month period, traditionally during the fall season of a given calendar year.

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Summer campaign "Come to the library"

The Summer Campaign "Come to the Library" is an initiative, conceptually designed to provoke the students from I to XII grade from Veliko Tarnovo, who are readers of RL "Petko R. Slaveykov" to read more and more books during the summer holidays.

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"My hometown"

With the longest and most successful implementation is the annual competition "My hometown". Its first edition was in 2000 and has since become a favorite and recognizable for the participants from the city and the region.

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Foyer of the book with an autograph

Regional Library "Petko R. Slaveykov" - Veliko Tarnovo over the last ten years has established an extremely prestigious cultural event, which is the "Foyer of the book with an autograph". The philosophy of this forum is related to the promotion of Bulgarian printed book production not only in the region, but also nationally.

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Latest News

Дарение от Полския институт в София

На 06 юни директорът на Полския институт в София г-н Карол Желински посети Народна библиотека "Петко Р. Славейков" във Велико Търново

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Visit to the colleagues in RL "Nikola Furnadzhiev", Pazardzhik

The team of RL "P. R. Slaveykov" was on an exchange of experience in RL "Nikola Furnadzhiev", Pazardzhik.

We got acquainted with the structure of the library and exchanged experience by department with colleagues from the Pazardzhik Regional Library. The director of the library Lachezar Rikov presented the development of the library over the years and presented a picture of their library building to the Art Department fund. All colleagues left with a gift of a pencil with a thought related to the book and reading.

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Regional Public Library

Petko R. Slaveykov

5000 Veliko Tarnovo

2, Ivanka Boteva

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalina Ivanova


+359 62 620208

+359 88 9 297 269

Dr. Ivan Aleksandrov

Deputy Director

+359 62 628098

+359 88 8 790 104

Branch 'Buzludzha'

8, Denyo Chokanov st.

+359 62 648 803

Main Building

2, Ivanka Boteva st.

+359 62 627 901

Art Department

8, Krakov st.

+359 62 630 410

Department for Senior Readers 'Snejana Yaneva'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

+359 62 641 856

Branch 'Slaveiche'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

Children's Department

+359 62 641 856

Foreign Language Centre 'Eagle'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

+359 62 646 916

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