Central Medical Library
Vrazov trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana
pon. - čet. od 8:00 do 19:30; pet. do 15:00

telephone: 01-543-7730
Fax: 01-543-7745

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CMK Departments

1. Issue Desk Services

Information about Issue Desk Services in provided below.

1.1. Borrowing books:

Issue desk in Room 8, 1st Floor

  • Borrowing, returning and renewing books
  • Returning journals
  • Access to reference collection and textbooks on CD-ROM's
  • COBISS/OPAC on-line search for literature from 1989 onwards
  • Card catalog search for pre-1988 publications
  • Assisting users with library search, Biomedicina Slovenica database and ebooks
  • Providing information in person, by phone (01/543 7741) and e-mail
  • Membership fees
  • Fines and charges

1.2. Borrowing journals:

Issue Desk in Room 19, 1st Floor

  • Requesting article copies and journals
  • Returning items (books, journals)
  • Providing information in person, by phone (01/543 7730) and email
  • Membership fees
  • Fines and charges

After 3pm: Contact the Issue desk to buy textbooks, pick up the copies made from desktop computers or in case you need other copying services.

Issue Desk in Room 27, 2nd Floor

  • Requesting article copies and journals (including current issues)
  • Borrowing, returning and renewing journals
  • Providing information in person, by phone (01/543 7733) and email
  • Assisting users with library search, biomedical databases, ejournals

2. Literature Search and Training Courses

Room 19, 1st Floor

  • Finding information and help with efficient literature search
  • Information on training opportunities: Library & information skills courses, one-to-one sessions

3. Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Room 23 and 28, 2nd Floor

  • Delivery of books, journals and other related documents from CMK for non-members
  • Delivery of items from other medical libraries and institutions within Slovenia
  • International library loan and document delivery from abroad: US National Library of Medicine, Subito and many other foreign suppliers

4. Library study rooms

  • The main reading room is located on the 2nd floor with 41 seats. Readers can also access a collection of open-shelf current journal titles that are arranged alphabetically. A collections of dental journals and slovenian journals are kept on separate shelves.
  • The Quiet study room is on the 1st floor with 20 seats.
  • There is another study room - Room no. 20 on the 1st floor. It is furnished with 12 chairs and can be booked for group sessions. The room also contains 2 computers.

5. Computers

There are 20 desktop computers across the Library (located on both floors). 

Computers offer access to the internet, email, bibliographic collections, ebooks and ejournals. They all have standard Microsoft office software including printing facilities.

Headphones can be obtained from the Reprographics Department.

6. Acquisition and Collection Development

Room 17, 1st Floor

It focuses on:

  • Ordering databases, Slovenian and foreign journals, textbooks and reference collection for students and academic staff at the Faculty of Medicine
  • Giving information about Slovenian and foreign publishers and vendors
  • Information about resources: journals, books (e.g. new editions, prices), biomedical databases
  • Selecting books on different biomedical fields
  • Replacement of lost or damaged items

7. Cataloguing

Rooms 27 and 32, 2nd Floor

It creates and maintains bibliographic records for books, journals and non-book materials.

8. Photocopying and Other Reprographics

Room 12, 1st Floor

  • copying, scanning and printing facilities
  • document binding
  • membership fees

users can pay their charges such as:

    • fines and reminders for overdue items
    • costs for lost or damaged items
    • book loans for non-members
    • interlibrary loan and document delivery
    • information services and training courses


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