Information for tourists



The National and University Library invites you to visit one of the most beautiful buildings of the architect Jože Plečnik. Every working day between 10.00 and 18.00, visitors and tourists can take a look at the staircase with the entrance hall, which forms the central space of the building, the Information Centre and the Plečnik Hallway in the basement of the library.

Visiting of the Main Reading Room is only possible on Saturdays between 2.30 pm and 6.00 pm, or by a prior arrangement.


Opening hours for Tourist visits  

visiting the library
day hour
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday* (free entry) 10 am–6 pm
Saturday** (Entrance fee: 5 €,free entry for children under 15 years) 2.30 pm–6 pm
Sunday, holidays closed for visitors


* Free entry. You are invited to visit the staircase with the entrance hall and the current exhibition.

** Entrance fee: 5 € (free entry for children under 15 years). You are invited to visit the staircase with the entrance hall, the Main Reading Room and the current exhibition.


Guided tours for groups

Large groups can visit the library by a prior arrangement, measures and restrictions must be observed. Tours include spaces that are freely accessible to all visitors (excluding the Main Reading Room). For groups of pupils, students and others we organize free guided tours of the library.

Orders for guided tours should be sent by e-mail at least one week before the desired date of the tour. Please indicate the following data:

  • Name of the institution,
  • Name of the contact person,
  • Telephone number,
  • E-mail address,
  • Desired date and time of the visit,
  • Number of visitors.

Based on the information supplied and the available options, you will be informed about your visiting date, and we will communicate you the name of the library assistant who will guide you through the Library.




It is not allowed to take pictures of the Library premises or its visitors when the library is open to users. Postcards and souvenirs with NUK motifs can be bought in the shop of the Library reception desk (Ground floor, room 38).


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