Library Services for Alumni

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

Alumni Library Account

In order to open an alumni Library account, you must fill in this registration form. 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.

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 on how to pay the fee 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 ilko@aubg.edu.

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. 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 for Education and Culture (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.

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Personal Data Processing 

AUBG will be processing your personal data in relation to your registration for library services for alumni and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Bulgarian data protection law and AUBG data protection policies and procedures. You may find AUBG general policy on data protection at www.aubg.edu/internal-rules-for-data-protection and the Privacy Notice for Library Patrons.

Submitting your registration for alumni account at Panitza Library will represent a contract between you and AUBG. Please review the terms and conditions at www.aubg.edu/borrow-renew-reques.

Successful registration form needs to have the required fields, marked with * filled in. If there are missing fields, AUBG will not be able to process your registration.

Your personal data in the fields above will be collected and processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner. The lawful base for data processing will be Art. 6, (1), (b) of GDPR - contractual obligation – based on your request to create an alumni account at Panitza Library.

Your data will be processed only for the purpose of creating and maintaining your user account at Panitza Library. Unless you renew your account membership, Panitza Library at AUBG will delete your personal data after expiration of your one-year term.

If you have requested and access to e-resources, AUBG may share your name, AUBG ID and email with ProQuest Ebook Central, EZproxy, Virtua Library Management System for the purpose of providing online access to e-resources and Information Literacy based on partnership agreements with these institutions.

By submitting your registration, you confirm that:

  • You understand that your registration will represent a contract between you and AUBG;
  • You understand and accept all Panitza Library terms and conditions;
  • You agree to comply with AUBG policies and procedures;
  • You are aware that you may find AUBG Rules for Data Protection at: www.aubg.edu/internal-rules-for-data-protection.

Library Registration Form for AUBG Alumni

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