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National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nacionalna i univerzitetska biblioteka Bosne i Hercegovine
Национална и универзитетска библиотека Босне и Херцеговине
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CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
Established31 October 1945
Reference to legal mandateRegulation on the National Library of the Peoples Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
LocationSarajevo
Coordinates43°51′21.5″N 18°23′50″E / 43.855972°N 18.39722°E / 43.855972; 18.39722Coordinates: 43°51′21.5″N 18°23′50″E / 43.855972°N 18.39722°E / 43.855972; 18.39722
Other information
DirectorIsmet Ovčina
Websitewww.nub.ba
Map
Building details
Stari Grad Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - panoramio.jpg
The building of the Vijećnica, by Karel Pařík, Alexander Wittek and Ćiril Iveković (1891-1896)
Etymologyfrom "vjećanje" / "vjećnici" / "vjeće", Serbo-Croatian for deliberation, counseling / counselors
General information
Architectural styleMoorish Revival
LocationStari Grad, Sarajevo
Coordinates43°51′33″N 18°26′00″E / 43.859167°N 18.433333°E / 43.859167; 18.433333
Completed1894
Opened20 April 1896
Renovated9 May 2014
Destroyed25 August 1992
Cost984,000 crowns + 32,000 crowns
Renovation costcca. €13 million
OwnerCity Council of Sarajevo
Technical details
Materialbrick, concrete, marble
Design and construction
Architect(s)Karel Pařík
Other designersAlexander Wittek and Ćiril Iveković

The National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina (NUL) (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Nacionalna i univerzitetska biblioteka Bosne i Hercegovine / Национална и универзитетска библиотека Босне и Херцеговине) is the national library of Bosnia and Herzegovina based in Sarajevo.[1] During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, during the siege of Sarajevo, in the night from 25th to 26 August 1992, members of the Army of the Republika Srpska shelled Vijećnica where the library was located at that time. As a result, many of its archival and library holdings were destroyed.

History

The National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina was established by the Regulation on the National Library of the Yugoslav republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, signed by the then Minister of Education Ante Babić, which was published in the Official Gazette of the Peoples Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 31 October 1945.

The introductory part of the document reads: "On the basis of the authority of the National Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 9 October 1945. The Ministry of Education stipulates the following Decree on the National Library of the Peoples Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina."
In the first article of this legal act of stands: "It shall be established in Sarajevo National library of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It comes under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. The National library is the central library for the Federal republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, its activity covers the whole territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina."

The mission for which this institution was founded as highlighted in Article 2 of the said Regulation:
"The National Library in Sarajevo has the task: to its readers and provide comprehensive knowledge of the life and culture of our peoples, especially the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to enable individuals and institutions and work in the field of science and art; to promote the establishment and improvement of library in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by agreement with the Ministry of Education of the Peoples Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina."

Thanks to its successful development, this institution has received a university function, which proved to be justified, because today the majority of its users are scholars, professors, and students of Bosnian-Herzegovinian universities.

In October 1995, in the Official Journal of the Republic of BiH, no. 37/95, the Law on Libraries was published, on the basis of which the NUB BiH operates.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nacionalna i univerzitetska biblioteka Bosne i Hercegovine NUBBIH - Naslovna". www.nub.ba (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 21 December 2021.

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