Regional Public Library Petko Rachev Slaveikov

   Regional Public Library “Petko Rachev Slaveikov”
 The library was founded in 1889 as the first public library in Veliko Tarnovo with own regulations. In 1920 the library received the status of third national book depository. The first Bulgarian local history card index was established in 1934. Public regional library Veliko Tarnovo was named after the great Bulgarian poet, publicist and national leader Petko Rachev Slaveikov, who was born in Veliko Tarnovo.
 In 1994 the library introduces the automation in library services.
 In 2000 by government degree the library takes the function of regional methodical center of 322 libraries on the territory of Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, and Lovech regions.
 For optimization of the services the library bought in 2003 new software compatible with the leading library practices.
 Today the library has an universal fund of 600 000 volumes literature, services more than 10 000 readers yearly, participates in international projects and programs, cooperates with social organizations and unions and corresponds with leading public libraries.