Traditional catalogues 2019-04-30T17:24:13+00:00

Catalogues of the main collection

    • BOOK CATALOGUES
    • Alphabetical catalogue – Because of the difference in the alphabets of the books, acquired and stored in the library, they are sorted in three groups of catalogues:
      1. Catalogue of Bulgarian books;
      2. Catalogue of books with Cyrillic alphabet in other languages (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, etc.);
      3. Catalog of books in Latin alphabet.
    • The catalogue of books in Latin alphabet is in two series: books received in the library until 1977, and books acquired after 1978. This division is a pure formality. It was considered necessary due to the preparation of a printed catalogue.
    • The catalogue of books written with Latin alphabet includes the catalogue descriptions of the books in all languages, written with Latin alphabet (original works and translated works).
      1. Systematic Catalogue
      2. The systematic catalogue arranges the content of the library holdings by systematically sorting the catalogue descriptions based on the classification selected by the National Library.
      3. The systematic catalogue of the St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library is divided into three series due to a change in the classification schemes in 1960 and 1993. In each branch of knowledge, the catalogue cards are arranged first in Cyrillic script, and then in Latin script (in alphabetical order, without sorting by language).
    • Subject catalogue
      The subject catalogue arranges the content of the library collections by referencing literature on specific topics and subjects arranged alphabetically. The subject headings are followed by subject cards, indicating the literature on these subjects. The subject catalogue does not include: fiction, textbooks up to 8th grade, collections with mixed content or without exact subject.
    • Union catalogues
      Union catalogues of the collections of major scientific libraries in  Sofia, in two series – 1944-1979 ; 1980-2007

 

CATALOGUE OF CONTINUING EDITIONS

In the following language series:

  • Continuing editions in Bulgarian
  • Continuing editions in Cyrillic script in other languages
  • Continuing editions in Latin script
  • Bulgarian continuing editions in Russian
  • Bulgarian continuing editions in Latin script
  • Individual sheets

The traditional readers catalogues of books include the library documents processed until June 2010.

Catalogues of special collections

OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. General alphabetical catalogue;
  2. Systematic catalogue under the UN scheme;
  3. Alphabetical catalogue of periodicals.

MAPS AND GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTIONS

  1. Alphabetical catalogue of albums;
  2. Alphabetical catalogue of sheet graphics (the catalogue cards are provided with contact copies which give an immediate visual idea);
  3. Alphabetical catalog of cartographic publications;
  4. Systematic catalogue of albums;
  5. Systematic catalogue of posters, portraits, reproductions;
  6. Territorial and systematic catalogue of cartographic publications.

MUSIC PUBLICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDINGS

  1. Alphabetical catalogues of music, sound recordings and books;
  2. Systematic catalogues of music, sound recordings and books.

LIBRARY STUDIES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, BOOK STUDIES AND SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION READING ROOM

  1. Alphabetical catalogue of books;
  2. Alphabetical catalogue of periodicals;
  3. Systematic catalogue of books;
  4. Systematic catalogue of standards;
  5. Systematic card catalogue of articles.

“BIBLIOGRAPHIC AND INFORMATION SERVICE”

Systematic catalogue of reference books

“PRESERVATION OF THE HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTARY HERITAGE” DIRECTORATE

General catalogues:

  1. Alphabetical catalogue of books from the reference collection;
  2. Systematic catalogue of books from the reference collection.

Manuscripts and Old Printed Books Department:

  1. Alphabetical and chronological catalogues of old printed, rare and valuable Bulgarian and foreign editions (in Greek, Wallachian, Russian, Serbian, etc.);
  2. Alphabetical and chronological catalogue of rare miniature publications;
  3. Catalogue of periodicals from the National Revival period;
  4. Inventories of manuscripts from the “Slavonic Manuscripts” and “Greek and Other Foreign Manuscripts” collections;
  5. Card index of microfilms and microfiches of the handwritten collections of the library, of other libraries in the country and abroad.

CATALOGUES OF “BULGARIAN HISTORICAL ARCHIVE” DEPARTMENT:

  1. Alphabetical catalogue of the books from the reference collection of “Bulgarian Historical Archive” Department;
  2. Topographic catalogue  of the books from the reference collection of “Bulgarian Historical Archive Department”;
  3. Systematic catalogue of the books from the reference collection of “Bulgarian Historical Archive” Department;
  4. Alphabetical card catalogue of the collections – contains the library holdings in the archive collection of “Bulgarian Historical Archive” Department; Alphabetical card index of the “Portraits and photos” collection; Overview of the archival holdings, collections and single acquisitions, stored in the Bulgarian Historical Archive. Book 1-8; Sofia, 1963-1995.

Catalogues of Oriental Collections Department:

  1. Alphabetical catalogue of the books from the reference collection and the book depository of the Oriental Collections Department (including transliterated descriptions of old printed books in Arabic script);
  2. Systematic catalogue of the books from the reference collection and the book depository of the Oriental Collections Department (including transliterated descriptions of old printed books in Arabic script);
  3. Alphabetical catalogue of books in Arabic script from the reference collection and the book depository of the Oriental Collections Department;
  4. Subject catalogue  of books in Arabic script from the reference collection and the book depository of the Oriental Collections Department;
  5. Catalogue of current periodicals in Cyrillic and Latin script;
  6. Catalogue of periodicals in Arabic script, printed in Bulgaria (1868-1940), stored in the collections of the Oriental Department;
  7. SIJILL catalogue – chronological catalogue of the Ottoman court registers, stored in the collections of the Oriental Department;
  8. DAFTAR catalogue – chronological catalogue of the collection of Ottoman financial registers, stored in the collections of the Oriental Department;
  9. Alphabetical card index of the collections – contains the holdings in the archive collection of the Oriental Department.

 

Union catalogues

ALPHABETICAL CATALOGUES

Union catalogue of the foreign books issued after 1944 and acquired at the central libraries, the major scientific and institutional libraries in Sofia.
The catalogue is in 2 series: in foreign Cyrillic and Latin alphabet. It is chronologically divided into two parts: 1944 – 1979 and 1980 – 2007. Since 1995 it has been established as an electronic catalogue of foreign books.

PRINTED CATALOGUES

“Foreign periodicals in the major scientific libraries in Bulgaria” is published every 2-3 years. It covers the period from 1900 onwards.
The information from 1984 to 2007 is also communicated as an electronic union catalogue of the foreign periodicals in Bulgaria.