Why you should visit the Central University Library “Carol I”

A historical library dedicated to education

Inaugurated on March 14, 1895 as the Royal Foundation, B.C.U. “Carol I” offers a dynamic continuity to cultural and educational traditions.

Access to databases and over 2,000,000 volumes

The “Carol I” Central University Library offers opportunities for information, study and research in all areas of knowledge.

A beautiful place within the heart of Bucharest

The building was designed by the French architect Paul Gottereau, author of the old Royal Palace.

An institution for the well-being of the university youth

In a letter to the President of the Council of Ministers, a document that can be considered a true founding act, King Carol I declared his desire to “set up an institution for the well-being of the university youth from all the universities of the Country, endowed with a permanently open library.”
The future place of culture was to be certified by law as a state institution, under the administration of the Ministry of Cults and Public Instruction.

Library access

User access is based on an library card and protocol.

Digital library

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Book Loans

Ways to borrow available documents

User support

Bibliographies on request, remote document availability, email references

Visits & Guided tours

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Useful documents

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