The State Scientific Library in Košice (SSL) is one of the largest libraries in Slovakia, the number of the library's collection includes the 2nd place. There is universal scientific library, the primary concern is service to the general public. It's cultural, information and educational institution focused mainly on the library, bibliographic, research and publishing. Serves as a territorial center special technical literature. The nationwide scope of the specialization in mining, metallurgy, applied geology and related ecology.
The library provides consultancy and advisory services to other libraries in the region and makes occasional Library Kosice region.
Library: 2,503,739 documents
books and bound periodicals 1,202,781 documents
special documents 1,210,958 documents
Press 90 000 old documents
9244 persons per year
Views: 398 500 persons
Borrowings: 906 800 kn.j.
* Providing free access to knowledge and information spread to all media.
* Satisfy the cultural, informational, scientific research and educational needs of citizens.
* Develop an information and knowledge infrastructure for lifelong learning and economic development.
* Encourage independent decision-making and spiritual development.
* Create opportunities for meaningful use of leisure.
* Maintain and make available the protection of cultural heritage.
* Build a library of modern multi-cultural, educational and information center with a pleasant aesthetic environment and meaningful interior.
* Among the best libraries in the region and in Slovakia.
* Provide each user requested library funds, electronic resources or the necessary information.
* Co-operate with all the libraries in the region for the purchase of library stock and processing.
* Being networked with outstanding libraries in Slovakia and the use of a single Union Catalog.
* Have enough in the library of professionals and specialists enthusiastic case for libraries.
* Increase the prestige of the library and interested sponsors and patrons.
CHARTER USER LIBRARIES
* The user is the most important visitor library.
* You are not here for us, but we do for you.
* Disturb us from work, instead you create it, you sense our work.
* By helping you, will not show kindness. On the contrary, you show toward us a favor by coming to us and want to use our services.
* Do you have wishes, needs and requirements and we will try to meet them.
* You deserve to be treated with dignity and we will try to meet you.
* We, the staff of the State Scientific Library in Košice, we undertake to comply with these principles. Since you are only required to respect library rules and other library visitors.
OBJECTIVES OF LIBRARIES
* We want to provide quality services and meet the needs of its users.
* We will help find answers to your questions.
* We will address your questions and provide quick answers to them.
* For each visitor, we will behave as an individual.
* Your comments are important because they help us improve our services.