The Library of the Croatian Parliament is a special library that maintains and preserves various collections in the fields of law, politics, history, economics, sociology, philosophy and the arts.
It is generally believed that the Library was founded in 1861. The first catalogue of books, entitled Popis knjiga knjižnice Sabora Kraljevine Hrvatske, Slavonije i Dalmacije (Inventory of the Library of the Croatian Parliament of the Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia) was published in 1905. It lists 747 bibliographical units from the Library collection.
The main objective of the Library is to provide Members of Parliament, Parliament’s working bodies (committees) and the Parliamentary Staff Service with information and publications relevant to their work.
The Library is located on the street level of the Croatian Parliament Building, right next to the entrance at Opatička Street.
The Library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday and during sessions of the Croatian Parliament, but not later than 7:30 p.m.