National and University Library of Slovenia (NUK)

The National and University Library, established in 1774, is one of the most important national educational and cultural institutions of Slovenia. It is located in the centre of Ljubljana, between Auersperg Street (Turjaška ulica), Gentry Street (Gosposka ulica), and Vega Street (Vegova ulica), in a building designed by the architect Jože Plečnik in the years 1930–31 and constructed between 1936–41. The building is considered one of the greatest achievements by Plečnik.
A four-storey, four-winged building in the shape of an irregular rectangle, with two small inner yards can boast with an interior with a number of excellent architectural details, made of marble, bronze, or wood.
The main tasks of NUK are collecting and preserving the national collection (Slovenika), enabling access to its collection, co-creating the supra-national virtual world library (E-library), providing expert support to the national library system, and developing its functions as a central library of the University of Ljubljana.

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