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Parliamentary Library is a self-standing division of the Chancellery of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, included into the Parliamentary Institute.
Parliamentary Library was created by the decision of the Presidency of the Slovak National Council Nb. 1511/1991.

Parliamentary Library is not a public library. According to the Library Act 126/2015 it has a status of the special library. The services are provided for the members of parliament, the staff of the Chancellery of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, special users and the university students since 2012 as well (see Library and Loan Rules of the Parliamentary Library).

Parliamentary Library co-operates with the greatest libraries and information institutions in Slovakia, with selected institutions of the European Union and foreign parliamentary libraries. Since 1991 the Parliamentary Library has been a member of the Section of Parliamentary Libraries and Research Services IFLA (International federation of Library Associations).

Library, reference and information services are provided in the:

- Law and European Union Study-room
- Socio-scientific Study-room
- Periodicals Study-room

The library collection:

The book collection consists of 75 000 books (from the areas: law, politics, parliamentarism, statistics, economy, information technologies, social sciences, encyclopedia, vocabularies, etc.). Special collection consists of the complete Collection of Laws of Czechoslovakia and Slovakia since 1918, parliamentary documents, constitutions and standing orders of the countries of the world.

According to the act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No 378/1990 and its ammendments No 49/1997 and 182/2000 Coll. on mandatory issues of periodical and non-periodical publications, the library gets a free copy of the publications issued in Slovakia.

The periodicals collection consists of aprox. 800 titules of periodicals and 50 titules of foreign periodicals. CD-ROM and DVD databases are included into the library collections.