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Book access

See how to borrow, renew and request books.

  • All AUBG students have Library accounts automatically created upon arrival at the university. Faculty and staff are registered at the Circulation Desk with their AUBG ID card. Patrons check out materials from the Library by presenting AUBG ID card at the Circulation Desk.

    Books Course reserves Periodicals CDs & DVDs
    Students 20 for 21 days 3 for 2 hours 3 for 3 days 3 for 3 days
    ELI Students 3 for 21 days 3 for 2 hours 3 for 3 days 3 for 3 days
    Faculty 30 for 90 days 3 for 2 hours 3 for 3 days 3 for 3 days
    Staff 10 for 21 days 3 for 2 hours 3 for 3 days 3 for 3 days
    Alumni 3 for 30 days 3 for 30 days

    All checked-out materials should be returned at the Library Circulation Desk.

    If any part is missing upon return, it is imperative that you replace it at your earliest convenience (e.g. booklets, CDs, etc.). If the replacement is impossible, you will be charged for the entire cost of the material. 

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    Course reserves
    Requested materials
    Other limited check-out materials
    €1 per loan period cost + €10 fee
    Books €0.10 per loan period cost + €10 fee
    Periodicals, CDs & DVDs €0.10 per day cost + €5 fee

  • Patrons can renew books either online or at the Circulation Desk before the due date. Requested books cannot be renewed and if they become overdue, there is a €1 fee, accumulated to the patron’s account.

  • Patrons can access their library accounts using the following My Account link on the upper left corner of the Catalog page.



    Username - typе in [email protected] (e.g. [email protected])
    Password - enter the same password you use to log in to your AUBG email

    Faculty & Staff

    Username - type in [email protected] (e.g. [email protected])
    Password - enter the same password you use to log in to your AUBG email

    Students, faculty, and staff at the Elieff Center, Sofia

    Username - type in [email protected] (e.g. [email protected])
    Password - enter the same password you use to log in to your AUBG email.

    Each book may be renewed online only once. Every subsequent renewal is performed by a librarian.

  • If a book is not available, it can be requested either online through "My account"or at the Circulation Desk. Once the book is returned, patrons will be notified by an e-mail. It will be kept at the Circulation Desk for a period of 7 days.

  • The Course Reserve is a collection of materials placed for a specific course by a Faculty member. The reserve can include textbooks for a course, photocopies, additional readings, audio-visual materials, etc. The print Course Reserve is situated at the Circulation Desk. The Electronic Course Reserve can be accessed through the Library Catalog within the university network, using the Reserve search options by an instructor’s name, course ID or a title for the material.

    Students may check out up to three Reserve materials for a loan period of 2 hours and use them only in the library. The fine for overdue Reserve materials is €1 per loan period.

More services

Here's how else Panitza Library can help


  • We can help you locate and use relevant information for your research and learning. Reference activities include: ready references, directions, library catalog (OPAC), database references, Internet references and information literacy instructions, help with senior thesis, access to online resources, and others.

    Inquiries are received and responses made in-person in the library, electronically by mail, electronic form, phone (888 354, 888341), or through the chat.

    Reference assistance hours are Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Basic reference support is available during all open library hours.

  • We supports patrons’ research needs by offering a wide range of additional resources via interlibrary loan (document delivery) service.

    Interlibrary Loan (ILL) acquires books, book chapters, copies of journal articles, conference papers we don't own. We have established good working relations with many local Bulgarian and international libraries in order to supply documents more rapidly.

    Interlibrary loan service is available only to current AUBG faculty, students and staff. See more information on the internal Academic Resources page.

  • Faculty Reserve

    The Reserve is a service representing a special collection of materials placed by professors for specific courses. Print Reserve items are kept at the Circulation Desk and are for library use only (up to two hours). Electronic reserve materials are included in our online catalog and may be searched by instructor's name, title and/or course number. They are visible only within the AUBG network.

    See more information on internal Academic Resources page.

    Resources for Faculty Development Libguide

  • We have two group study rooms on the second floor - 329 and 330.

    Two people or more can reserve a group-study room for only 2 hours at the Circulation Desk or via chat. It is reasonable to do that at least an hour before the group study starts.

  • The Printing Room (on the ground floor between the entrance door and the Circulation Desk) has a black and white and a color printer. These are the only printers in the Balkanski Academic Center and in the library, so you can print your papers from any computer in the building.

    The Printing Room also has a scanner. To use it, just follow the instructions at the desk.

  • We provide special assistance to our senior students working on their theses and projects. Panitza Library strongly encourages you to make full use of its resources and services.

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  • Panitza Library offers mainly online services and resources to the EMBA students.

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  • 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.

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  • Panitza Library is open to the public. Non-AUBG visitors can use the library catalogs and print collections. However, they cannot use electronic resources, take books out of the library or photocopy library materials.

    Before visiting the library, please check our working hours as they vary throughout the academic year. Please note, that access is limited during the final exams weeks.

Information Literacy

To advance AUBG's mission for academic excellence, Panitza Library offers information literacy instruction to the community.

  • Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.

  • A person who can:

    • determine the extent of information needed
    • access it effectively and efficiently
    • evaluate sources critically
    • incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
    • use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
    • understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally
  • To schedule an information literacy class, please email us at [email protected].

    • Orientation training for first-year students
    • In-class general library instruction
    • Discipline-specific library instruction
    • Individual trainings
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