How to register at the library
You can register in person at any location of the library or via an online form.
If you register via the online form, you will receive your library card on your first personal visit, when you will also pay the registration fee. The library registration is valid for 365 days and thanks to it you can borrow books, magazines or board games and take them home.
It also allows you to use free study rooms, book orders or bicycle deliveries. By obtaining membership, you agree to follow the Library Rules and Regulations where you can find all the necessary information.
Yearly membership price
|Full-time high school and university students under 26 years of age||€2.80|
|Severely disabled people||€1.00|
Free registration can be used by
- children under 15 years of age
- recipients of benefits in material need
- visitors of the Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired with an expert medical assessment
How to borrow a book?
By registering, you get the possibility to choose documents in person at all locations of the library or through our online catalog.
You can borrow the documents for 31 calendar days. If you cannot return them on time, you can extend the loan period in the online catalog or by phone.
You can reserve books that are currently unavailable. That is why it is important that you respect the loan period deadlines. In case you exceed it, you may be required to pay a fee for delay.
If you have any questions regarding the registration or use of the services of the City Library in Bratislava, do not hesitate to contact us.
Frequently asked questions
You can register at the library in person or online.
When registering in person at any library location, you will fill out a registration form and pay the annual fee. Payment is possible in cash and by card. At registration, you will receive an account for using the online catalog and a membership card to identify yourself when visiting the library in person.
You can register at the library remotely via the online catalog. Click the Sign in button at the top right, and then click Pre-register new user. After filling in and sending your personal details, you will receive an email with further information. After paying the registration fee, you will get access to the online catalog. You can pick up your membership card at the library on your first personal visit.
If you qualify for a discount or free registration, you must provide a valid confirmation document at registration. Children under the age of 15 can only register at the library with the written consent of their legal guardian.
Regardless of which library section you register at, registration entitles you to use all sections and services of the library. An exception is the services of the Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which are intended for people with disabilities. To use these services, you must provide a medical certificate. Also, holders of a children’s membership card can only borrow literature for children and teens.
Yes, you can use the library services if you are registered at one of the following libraries: Local Library Karlova Ves Local Library Záhorská Bystrica Istracentrum – Local Library Devínska Nová Ves Local Library Vajnory Local Library Vrakuňa Local Library Ruda Morica in Stupava
For a free registration at the City Library in Bratislava, it is necessary to bring a confirmation of payment of the current annual membership fee at a partner library.
Children under the age of 15, persons qualified to use the services of the Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired and recipients of benefits in material need can register free of charge. Children under the age of 15 need the consent of a legal guardian, expressed by the signature on the registration form.
Even without registration, you can spend time in the library, read, or access public Wi-Fi. You can attend events and use musical instruments. If you want to spend time in a study room or use computers with internet access, you must pay a symbolic fee of €1 per day.
A valid ISIC card allows you to obtain a discounted membership – student registration at the library costs €2.80 per year. By registering, you get access to all the services that the library offers. You can then use your ISIC card as a library card.
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