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Working hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm
  • Friday: 8am - 3pm

Location

Ground floor of the Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Trg Ljudevita Gaja 7

e-mail: knjiznica@efos.hr

Telephone for patrons: 031 224-478

Library leader

Jasminka Mihaljević, M.Sc.
Telephone: 031 224-428

About

History

The study of Economics in Osijek began on June 25, 1959 with the establishment of the Center for Economic Studies, which became the Higher School of Economics in 1960 and, finally, the Faculty of Economics on September 1, 1961. As one of the founders, the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb provided expert support to the establishment of the Faculty of Economics and its library. Their support continues to this day.  The Library of the Faculty of Economics in Osijek was established simultaneously with the foundation of the Faculty and has been its integral part since then. During the Homeland War, the Faculty received sixteen direct hits, one of which destroyed and damaged part of the library space and library holdings.

Today, the Library is a part of the Faculty as a separate unit responsible for the acquisition, processing, dissemination, loan and keeping of professional and scientific literature as well as providing information support for students and assistance in scientific research work for the teaching staff. The Library has a standing cooperation with the libraries of other faculties of economics in Croatia (Dubrovnik, Opatija, Pula, Rijeka, Split, Varaždin, Zagreb), as well as with individual libraries abroad (Augsburg, Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana, Maribor, Pecs, Pforzheim). In addition, the Library collaborates with the City and University Library Osijek, the National and University Library in Zagreb, the Croatian Librarian Association, the Association of Librarians of Slavonia and Baranja, publishers, secondary schools and their teachers.

Space and equipment

The Library is located on the ground floor of the Faculty and covers an area of over 400 m2 in which there is a lending department with free access shelves and a reading room. There is also a closed storage intended for library materials. The Library has five computers for employees, two printers and two scanners. In the reading room there are thirty-four computers intended for users. The computers are equipped with MS Office packages and Internet access with the possibility of local and international databases through the Centre for online databases. At the beginning of 2014, the Library purchased the CROLIST program for library activities and began with the formation of an online catalog.

Library collections

The sum total of the library’s holdings is close to 40,000 volumes and 125 titles of professional and scientific journals and newspapers. The bulk of the books were purchased with the Faculty’s own financial resources, and the rest were obtained through gifts and exchanges or various foundations. The Library collection includes textbooks, manuals, periodical publications, master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, final theses, and other professional and scientific literature that is needed for the studies of economic sciences. There is a separate section for reference books: encyclopedias, lexicons and dictionaries. Users are allowed free access to the library holdings and catalog. All library materials are available for loan or for work in the reading room.

 Library services

The Library of the Faculty of Economics in Osijek conducts library and information activities in accordance with principles of the highest quality in order to achieve excellence in using the total available resources: the entire library fund, employees, equipment, and space. In order to increase the level of knowledge and information literacy, the Library allows users easy access to information necessary to administer the curricula and courses of individual studies as well as the research and teaching work. The main task of the library is the acquisition, processing, dissemination, loan, protection and preservation of library materials, and the provision of easy access to all of its users.

The Library organizes group and individual training sessions on sources of information, the methods of database research and other topics of interest.

Library users can directly communicate with the staff. They can send their comments, suggestions, compliments and criticisms by email. In addition, proposals for the acquisition of literature can be written in the desideratum book.

The Library allows interlibrary loans in the country and abroad.

The Library shall take part in the publishing activities of the Faculty, which includes publishing textbooks, books and collections of works presented at domestic and international scientific conferences. The Library shall work in coordination with the editors and carry out secretarial and administrative tasks for the journal “Ekonomski vjesnik / Econviews: Review of contemporary business, entrepreneurship and economic issues” published by the Faculty.

Library access requirements and borrowing of library materials

Library users are students of the Faculty of Economics in Osijek (full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, postgraduate students, doctoral candidates), professors, teachers, assistants and associates of the Economics Faculty and other faculties of the University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, economists, businessmen and other public citizens.

In order to borrow Library materials, users must present their Student Transcript Book (indeks), e-index (x-ica) or ID card.

The following materials may not be taken outside the Library premises: reference books, dissertations and master’s theses, journals, the last and only copy of the title, protected materials and those located in the exhibition hall of the library.

Access & Borrowing Policies

a) students and faculty members – a maximum of three books,

b) teaching staff of the Faculty – a maximum of 50 books,

c) non-teaching staff of the Faculty – a maximum of 10 books.

The loan period is defined by the type of user, as follows:

a) students and faculty members – a maximum of 14 days, with the possibility of extension,

b) teaching staff of the Faculty – indefinite,

c) non-teaching staff of the Faculty – a maximum of one year.

External users can borrow books under the same conditions as students and faculty if they are registered users of the Library but they are required to present a personal identification document and leave it as a deposit.

Students of the Faculty are required to return all borrowed materials prior to enrollment into the successive year of study. The students of the Faculty cannot be issued a diploma until all library debts are cleared. In case of loss or damage to a library item,  the user is obliged to replace it with a copy identical to the lost or damaged item, and in case of inability (or inexpediency) of replacing it a user is obliged to pay the replacement value of the publication.