Ján Bocatius Public Library in Košice

Verejná knižnica Jána Bocatia v Košiciach
Contact: Dr Klára Kernerová (f) Director
Štefan Kolivoško Deputy
Telephone: 421 (0) 55 622 7787
Hlavná 48, 042 61 Košice, Slovakia
421 (0) 55 622 3291
421 (0) 55 622 3292
8am-7.45pm Mon,Wed-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat, closed Sun,Tue

The library has universally-focused services and library collections (over 300,000 documents) which are used by people of all age groups. One of the particularities of the library is that it works with literature and regional documents. It offers a variety of services to the public, which include lending and using of books, journals, local newspapers, CDs, DVDs and CD-ROMs. Besides lending in a central library it also offers its services to people through a network of branch offices. It serves as a methodical centre for regional libraries of Košice Self-governing Region and for libraries of Košice-okolie district. It organises cultural and educational events focused on literature and regional history. Since 1992, NOVA Photo Gallery, which regularly organises exhibitions of work by domestic and foreign photographers, has worked closely with the library. In 1992 the library adopted name of the important 17th-century humanist poet, diplomat, pedagogue, librarian and former mayor of Košice Ján Bocatius.