Library Services for Alumni

Panitza Library at the American University in Bulgaria is pleased to provide to AUBG alumni borrowing privileges for print books, on-site access to electronic databases, reference assistance as well as other services.  

Alumni Library Account

In order to open an alumni Library account, you must fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page. To use Alumni Library Services described below, you must pay an annual membership fee. Information about the Rules for Usage of AUBG User accounts can be found here.

Borrowing Cards

AUBG alumni can get their borrowing cards issued by the Security Office. You have to send your digital picture to

Borrowing Privileges

As alumni, you can borrow up to 3 books at a time from Panitza Library for the period of 1 month.  Upon request, the books could be sent to the borrowers via courier at their expense (valid only within Bulgaria).

Books can be renewed just once using your online My Account profile, by phone, or at the Circulation Desk. A renewal is allowed only if the book is not reserved by another reader.

All checked-out materials should be returned to the Circulation Desk or sent to the Library via a recorded mail.

On-Site Services

Alumni are welcome to use all Library services on-site, including accessing online databases, as well as obtaining information literacy instruction and professional assistance from reference librarians.

Due to strict licensing agreements, AUBG alumni must be on campus either in Panitza Library (Blagoevgrad) or Elieff Center (Sofia) to access the databases contents.

Electronic resources and the Internet can only be used on the spot on guest computers. Please show your Alumni card to the librarian on duty or a staff member in Elieff Center.

Users must comply with the Internet/platform providers’ ethics and copyrights. The licenses do not permit publishing and storing copies of the materials on another server for online access or using them for commercial purposes.

Alumni can obtain electronic copies of journal articles or chapters of books from other libraries through Document Delivery Service. Please be reminded that this is a paid service and there is an additional cost for it.

Scanning is also available on-site without further charges.

Library services annual membership fees:

  • Book borrowing - $30 membership plus $ 50 deposit
  • Both book borrowing and access to e-resources - $40 membership plus $ 50 deposit

Information how to pay the fee can be found here.

Library Registration Form for AUBG Alumni

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