Though the Kočevje Library was officially founded in 1951, its roots can be traced back to 1919, when a national reading room was established in the city. Today it strives to provide information to and foster cultural awareness in the population of the region. The premises encompass an adult department, a children’s department, which also features a fairy-tale room, where the youngest of library-goers can read and play, a reading and study room, and a gallery suitable for smaller exhibitions. The media department offers a selection of DVD titles, while in the music corner members can listen to a variety of genres and artists. The library hosts several events, such as story-telling hours, lectures, literary evenings, author meetings, creative workshops, and exhibitions.