Slovene National and Study Library in Trieste
|Narodna in študijska knjižnica Trst|
|Via S. Francesco 20,|
|Phone||39 (0) 481 531733, 39 (0) 40 635 629|
|Fax||39 (0) 40 348 4684|
|Martina Strain, Board President|
|Gabriela Caharija, Librarian|
|Ksenija Majovski, Librarian|
The library's collection consists of more than 145.000 book and non-book items and over 500 titles of Slovene periodicals. The purchase priority is books in the field of Slovene literature and humanities, also literature on law and economics. Since 1998, the library has been part of the COBISS - Slovene Virtual Library database.
The vibrant history of Slovene and Slavic cultural activity in Trieste dates back to the pre-war period of the 19th Century. The first Slavic National Reading Room in Trieste was established in 1861, other cultural institutions and societies in the city and its surrounding areas followed soon after: the Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste was established in 1902, for example. The development of libraries and workers' organisations was hindered by World War I. Sociocultural life in Trieste was again devastated in 1920, when Fascist commandos burnt down the National House, the community hall of the Slovenes living in the city.
In 1973, the Socialist Republic of Slovenia conferred on the library the right to receive a deposit copy of every publication printed in Slovenia. Between 1991 and 2000 the institution was funded by Italian State subsidies. Since 2001, however, it has been financed by the Slovene community in Italy.
- Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste
- COBISS - Slovene Virtual Library
- Slovene Study Library in Klagenfurt
- Slovene National and Study Library in Trieste website (in Slovenian, Italian and English)
- Article about Slovene bookstore and National Study Library in Primorske novice newspaper (in Slovenian)