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About Library

About Library

What is BIBIANA Library?

The BIBIANA Library is a special library that gathers, stores, processes and gives access to children’s literature by Slovak and international authors and also specialized literature on art and literature for children and youth.


What can be found in BIBIANA Library?

  • BIB books, meaning books for children and youth whose illustrations were displayed at the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava since 1967. This is a unique book collection presenting a host of the approaches and traditions of authors, illustrators and graphic designers in children’s book production coming from over 100 countries of the world. All books are richly illustrated and they have been published in numerous world languages (including Catalan, Estonian, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Hebrew and more);
  • Books entered in the IBBY Honor List (International Board on Books for Young People) that won this international award for their exceptional text, illustrations or translation and they also come from all continents and were published in many world languages;
  • Books for children and adults that won awards in The Most Beautiful Books of Slovakia competition;
  • Books by Slovak authors that won awards at the competition for The Most Beautiful and Best Children’s Books of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter in Slovakia;
  • Many other children’s books by leading Slovak authors and illustrators;
  • Visual art and hobby manuals;
  • Special literature on art, book culture, illustration and literature for children and youth including national and international specialized journals in these area;
  • Numerous Slovak children’s magazines.

Who can visit BIBIANA Library?

Everyone, including experts, professionals, artists, editors, students, parents, teachers and children, is welcome.

How, where and when can the library collections be used?

Book collections are unique and so valuable that visitors cannot take them home. They can be reviewed only in the premises of the study room. Items can be loaned exclusively to the BIBIANA staff and to exhibitions.

Please send your requests for inter-library lending services by e-mail.

Detailed information concerning the library services can be found in the Library Code.

The study room is open:

- for students and the professional public:

Monday – Friday:    10.00 – 16.00

Saturday, Sunday:   10.00 – 18.00

Feel free to contact us at:

PhDr. Hana Ondrejičková
T: + 421 2 20 467 181

Mgr. Jana Michalová
T: + 421 2 20 467 182



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Bibiana is closed on Mondays