Institute of Albanology - Prishtina
The Library

In order to assist the further development of albanological sciences in general, during its existence the institute has endeavored to establish, run and enrich a specialized scientific library. The books and other materials of the library are accessible not only to scientific staff of IA, but also to all outside contributors and other interested parties.

Today the Institute counts around 20,000 different book titles in its library fund, 130 manuscripts and photocopies and around 17,000 different journals. The IA Library has cooperated with many other libraries and scientific institutions, both international and national, especially with the Albanian educational and cultural institutions.

The Library of the Institute of Albanology, just like the Institute itself has undergone different challenges in its history. After 1981 due to the situation created in Kosova, the international cooperation was interrupted. Until March 1994, the Library fund was protected with every standard norm. After the IA staff was violently expelled from their building, the fund of the Library was placed in private houses of some generous citizens in Prishtina.

After the war in Kosova and the return of the employees in the IA building, the books were also returned in their place and today the library of the IA is enriched with new titles and we hope that soon it will be equipped with computerized database for simpler usage.

2013 * Copyright Instituti Albanologjik
Të gjitha drejtat e rezervuara