The Library of the Educational Research Institute is a specialised open scientific library performing information and library services for the researchers of the Institute and, mostly, building up bibliographies of the researchers in the COBISS system. The library of the Educational Research Institute functions as a public library and is in charge of lending, buying, and cataloguing professional literature while ensuring additional professional literature for research work. The library stores different book materials (monographs, handbooks, studies, reports, elaborates), foreign and national serial publications (open access) and special documents (EU publications, UNESCO publications, publications of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport) in the field of pedagogy, philosophy, psychology, sociology, upbringing and education.


Contact information: Documentalist: Polona Ramšak Zaviršek
Phone number: +386 1 420 12 46


Information on the application form: Membership in the ERI Library is unlimited and free of charge (upon presentation of a valid identity document).
Lending of books: Books can be lent for 1 month, while magazines can only be borrowed in order to make photocopies. Foreign citizens may borrow materials to photocopy them upon presentation of their passport.
Working hours: Upon agreement. The library is closed on Fridays.
Bibliography: COBISS PI


General services

Specific services

  • use of the library fund
  • building bibliography databases
  • building quotation databases
  • informing on current events
  • lending services
  • inter-library loan for employees only
  • searching in databases
  • SDI – Selective Dissemination of Information
  • RP – Retrospective Queries
  • searching through foreign databases
  • creating queries in relation to a certain theme
  • educating users


Through consortiums, the library information service enables access to the following databases: