Following the earthquake that hit Zagreb in spring 2020 and due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Library operates in difficult circumstances.
In addition to borrowing and copying materials, the Library provides all other services online wherever possible.
For all types of queries, the Library can be contacted only by e-mail:
Borrowing of materials and copying services is available at:
Gundulićeva 10, room nr. 8
Working hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
In accordance with the current epidemiological measures, users are obliged to announce and arrange an appointment by e-mail to email@example.com before arriving at the Library.
To extend the loan period, please use the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall II on the ground floor of the building on Trg Republike Hrvatske 3 is open for the work of the reading rooms of the Faculty of Law, and it is equipped with twenty computers that provide access to domestic and foreign databases, and there is also a collection of study literature and selected periodicals. In addition to using the computer to search for legal sources, students will also be able to print out various certificates.
The Reading room is open to all students, teachers and other interested users every working day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Online Library Services
In the online catalogue of the Library https://www.pravo.unizg.hr/knjiznica/online_katalog, users can independently search the holdings and check if the Library has the requested title.
By searching the catalogue, you will get bibliographic information about library materials. Send an email to email@example.com if you wish:
- to check if the requested title is available for loan or use
- to order the supply of titles from remote storages
- to access the full text of the article published in a publication that the Library has, but is not available in electronic form or in free access
- to order copies or scans of material from the Library’s holdings.
Other legal sources and full-text databases can be accessed from the Library’s website under the e-Source section https://www.pravo.unizg.hr/knjiznica/e-izvori (use your AAI identity to log in).
Contact the Library by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if:
- you encounter difficulties in trying to access a particular database
- you are not sure which e-source or database contains the material you need
- you need help in creating a search strategy
- you need help in finding the full texts of articles and other publications
About the Library
The Library of the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, established in 1906, is the richest and best equipped treasury of legal literature in this part of Europe. It collects, formally and substantively processes, stores and makes available domestic and foreign legal literature from all areas of law, and its collection, including numerous rare items, covers around 500,000 volumes.
With its rich information resources, which are increasingly a significant part of numerous digital and online resources, our Library forms the backbone of any serious research in the field of legal sciences conducted by teachers and researchers at our Faculty, as well as members of other academic institutions in the country, as well as external users such as members of state administration, lawyers, judges and legal practitioners.
The Library of the Faculty of Law in Zagreb has subscribed to hundreds of domestic and foreign magazines in paper or digital form, making it one of the leading legal libraries in the country. An increasing number of titles of legal journals and other sources are available through specialised legal databases, most often with access to the full text. Some of the most important databases that provide users with access to the latest world and domestic scientific production in the field of a number of legal branches, and thus a high level of research work, are HeinOnline, BeckOnline, Westlaw, LexisNexis, ProQuest, Web of Science, JSTOR, Cambridge Journals Online, Taylor & Francis Online, SAGE Journals, SpringerLink, Kluwer Arbitration, and many others.
In order to contribute to better information literacy of its users, the Library conducts trainings related to academic writing or searching legal sources and databases at undergraduate or postgraduate level. In cooperation with the student association ELSA, the Library once a year organises a three-day workshop called “Academic Writing” that has been attracting more and more students for several years.
The Library of the Faculty of Law in Zagreb is a member of a number of domestic, regional and international professional organisations and bodies such as the South East European Association of Law Libraries (SEALL), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche (LIBER), and the Library’s employees are active members of the Croatian Library Association (HKD) and the Croatian Information and Documentation Society (HIDD) and their professional working bodies.
The Library of the Faculty of Law in Zagreb is also the seat of the European Documentation Centre (EDC), which operates as part of the European Commission’s information network in the Member States of the European Union. EDC offers expert information support to legal researchers in the field of European public law, but is also available to the general public for queries related to the activities and policies of the European Union and its institutions, agencies and bodies. The European Documentation Centre regularly implements educational programmes on the use of information resources of the European Union for members of the academic community of the Faculty, as well as external users, in particular judges, lawyers and legal practitioners who need quick and effective access to the legal resources of the European Union in their daily work. EDC also participates in the work of European Sources Online, which serves as an information platform for the EDC network in the European Union, thus working closely and exchanging experiences with a number of information experts from EU Member States.
Brief instructions to users
Due to spatial constraints, most library materials are not available in open access, but are located in storages in several locations in the city, so the borrowing process implies the supply of material from the storage facility.
If you want to check if the Library has a specific book, magazine, article or any other type of material, use the classic online catalogue available here or the most modern Vero search engine that works similarly to Google. The catalogue will give you an insight into the bibliographic data on the selected material, based on which librarians will locate the requested title and, if available, give you the same for use.
In addition to classical materials, the Library offers access to a number of databases containing, among other things, domestic and foreign electronic journals in the complete text.
Databases can be accessed individually – by selecting the one most appropriate to your information needs in the list of available databases, or by searching multiple databases at once through the unique EBSCO Discovery interface.