First Slide
Regional Library
Petko R. Slaveykov

Regional Public library „Petko R. Slaveykov”

The library holds a collection of 600,000 paper and digital works and serves 10 000 visitors annually

Virtual Tour
Book foyer
Regional Library
Petko R. Slaveykov

Book Foyer with autograph 2024

Expect interesting meetings with favourite authors and their new books

Big & small
Regional Library
Petko R. Slaveykov

Library for everyone - big and small

We organise various interesting events, and competitions throughout the year open for all age groups

Annual Competitions

Part of the Library's rich cultural calendar are the competitions that take place throughout the year. Library professionals are involved in their organisation.

Digital Library

A collection of digital copies of unique old printed, rare and valuable books, periodicals and archival documents of local history.

Scientific Conference

Since 2002 the Regional National Biibliotheque "Petko R. Slaveykov" - Veliko Tarnovo has been the main organizer of the National Scientific Conference "Libraries-Reading-Communications"

Past Events

19 Apr 2024
There are places where happiness lives - this is the feeling left by Galya Shtarbeva's book "To Catch the Forest". These are 30 stories of dreams come true, challenges, eccentric ideas and lessons in patriotism.
19 Apr 2024

The meetings with authors, part of the BOOK FOYER WITH AUTOGRAPH 2024, continue with prof. Plamen Doynov and the presentation of his new book "Beside Terror. Modelling the New Writer of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (1944-1956)".

See all past events

Event Calendar

 Regional Library Petko R. Slaveykov in Veliko Tarnovo city is the largest public information centre in Northern Bulgaria.


Recommended Books

Smart predi rojdestvo

Death before Christmas

  • Author: Svetla Andreeva
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Faber
  • ISBN: 978-619-001686
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 94

"The stories in Svetla Andreeva's new book are similar and united by the interrogator Dragolyub Mihailov.

Read more …

Never ending time

  • Author: Petar Stoyanovich
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Knigomania
  • ISBN: 9786191953691
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: hard
  • Pages: 392

"Never ending time" by Petar Stoyanovich are memories without the burden of memory.

Read more …

To catch the forest

  • Author: Galya Shcherbeva
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Елпи-02
  • ISBN: 9786199003626
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 176

30 of the most inspiring stories and travel ideas from the show "To Catch the Forest"

Read more …


Stories from hand luggage

  • Author: Georgi Milkov
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Книгомания
  • ISBN: 9786191953493
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 520

In "Stories from the Hand Luggage" Georgi Milkov describes encounters, places and events that made him become a diligent collector of experiences.

Read more …


What is sacrifice? To die on the battlefield in the name of the fatherland or to save the life of a child?

Read more …

See all recommended books

Annual Competitions

Summer campaign "Come to the library"

The Summer Campaign "Come to the Library" is an initiative, conceptually designed to provoke the students from I to XII grade from Veliko Tarnovo, who are readers of RL "Petko R. Slaveykov" to read more and more books during the summer holidays.

Read more …

"/Un/solved case"

The National Crime Writing Contest, under the general title of "/The/ Unsolved Case," will launch in 2021. The contest is held over a one- or two-month period, traditionally during the fall season of a given calendar year.

Read more …

"My hometown"

With the longest and most successful implementation is the annual competition "My hometown". Its first edition was in 2000 and has since become a favorite and recognizable for the participants from the city and the region.

Read more …

Foyer of the book with an autograph

Regional Library "Petko R. Slaveykov" - Veliko Tarnovo over the last ten years has established an extremely prestigious cultural event, which is the "Foyer of the book with an autograph". The philosophy of this forum is related to the promotion of Bulgarian printed book production not only in the region, but also nationally.

Read more …

Latest News

Национална библиотечна седмица 2024

Библиотеките - по- нужни от всякога

Read more …

Visiting the RL "P. R. Slaveykov" in the primary school "St. Patriarch Evtimiy"

On April 18th, on the occasion of Reading Month, the students of the IV "C" class of the "St. Patriarch Evtimiy" Primary School with class teacher Mrs. Elena Angelova

Read more …

See all news

Regional Public Library

Petko R. Slaveykov

5000 Veliko Tarnovo

2, Ivanka Boteva

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalina Ivanova


+359 62 620208

+359 88 9 297 269

Dr. Ivan Aleksandrov

Deputy Director

+359 62 628098

+359 88 8 790 104

Branch 'Buzludzha'

8, Denyo Chokanov st.

+359 62 648 803

Main Building

2, Ivanka Boteva st.

+359 62 627 901

Art Department

8, Krakov st.

+359 62 630 410

Department for Senior Readers 'Snejana Yaneva'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

+359 62 641 856

Branch 'Slaveiche'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

Children's Department

+359 62 641 856

Foreign Language Centre 'Eagle'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

+359 62 646 916

Sorry, this website uses features that your browser doesn’t support. Upgrade to a newer version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge and you’ll be all set.