Jože Goričar Library at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, 2013
Established in 1985, the Jože Goričar Central Social Sciences Library facilitates and supports teaching, study, and research in the social sciences. Named after prominent Slovenian sociologist Jože Goričar, it is located on the first floor of the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. In addition to lending library material, members are welcome to use the reading room which spans on 1000 m2 and houses over 44,000 units in free access, 178 seats and thirty-two PC workstations and eight carrels. In 2009 they opened another 137 m2 large international reading room, where students have space for group work, meetings, videoconferencing and relaxation.
The library compiles its own databases which encompass faculty theses and Slovene social sciences articles. In 1993 it was the first library of University of Ljubljana to include its holdings in COBISS - Slovene Virtual Library catalogue and since 1995 library's lending system is supported by a computer system. Since JGCSS is a hybrid library, members may also access a wide array of e-journal and e-book databases, for example, Sage Journals Online, Ingenta Connect, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, OCLC ECO, PSycArticles, and NetLibrary. Library staff also provide information retrieval services, bibliography searches and creation, and various forms of education.