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Welcome to the Central Medical Library (CMK)! You can join us, request material and buy textbooks from October 3rd onwards

On your first visit to the Library:

  • Come to the Issue Desk

  • Bring two forms of identification: a personal ID/or a passport and a College ID card/or«Indeks«/or a confirmation of enrolment

To save time, you can print a copy of the Application form and complete it in advance of your visit. Remember to bring it with you when you come.

The Library is located at Vrazov trg 2, Ljubljana. Take the stairs up to the 1 st floor, go past the Secretariat and the office of the Dean until you come to the glass door, the main entrance to the Library. For more information see the the Library map.



Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8.00 - 19.30

Friday: 8.00 - 15.00

Summer opening hours
(July and August):

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8.00 - 15.00

Wednesday: 8.00-18.00



First visit

On their first visit exchange and regular students have to provide two forms of identification: a personal ID/or a passport and a Student ID card/"indeks" or a confirmation of enrolment.

Membership Fee

Membership fee has to be paid when you visit the Library for the first time.

Circulation & Information Resources

When you have the material that you would like to borrow, present your Student ID card (or some other sort of identification). Users can borrow items from the Library if there are not any outstanding charges on their Library accounts.

»Reference only« items can only be used in the Reading Room until closing time.

Borrowing Books & Loan Periods

Books can only be loaned to Library members with a valid Student card. Students can borrow up to 15 items at a time.

Faculty of Medicine students can borrow core textbooks for 3 months, and additional readings for 1 month.

Readers are responsible for any item issued to them.

Borrowing Journals

Journals may be borrowed for a maximum period of six days, with the exception of thematic issues, which are loanable for a period of one month.

Orders can be forwarded to the Library by e-mail ( Print and electronic forms are also available on the web pages (

Renewing Materials

Books can be renewed only once for one month before their due date. They can be renewed by phone, email ( or via COBISS/OPAC, My Library at Please ensure you have OPAC username and password, both can be obtained from the Circulation Desk.

Journals cannot be renewed.

Reserving Items

All users can reserve items  via COBISS/OPAC- My Library, in person, by phone or email.

A total of three items may be reserved if your present loan does not exceed 15 items.

Items are held in the Library for three working days, the fine is charged if the reserved material is not picked up by a patron in time.

Fines & Charges

If books are not returned or renewed by the due date, the Library charges fines at the rate of 0,25 € per book per day overdue. For »Reference only« items, the charge is 5,80 € per unit per day.

Library sends overdue reminders through email and post. Patrons are charged: 0,46€ for the 1st overdue reminder, 0,93 € for the second , 2,01 € for the third and 3,09 € for the final overdue reminder.

Readers will also incur fines for the items that have been lost or badly damaged (eg. text being underlined, etc).

All items have to be returned and charges to be paid before the students finish their studies at the Faculty of Medicine Ljubljana.

Interlibrary Loan

Materials that are unavailable in the Library, can be obtained from other Slovenian and international libraries through an inter-library loan service.

ILL forms are available at the Circulation Desk or can be forwarded to the Library by post, fax or email to the following address

Library portal & Digital Library CMK

Portal CMK is an interface to access the Library's numerous services and e-resources including Digital Library CMK, a list of core textbooks and other useful information.

Digital Library CMK is a broad collection of licenced e-resources (full text e-journals, e-books, databases) as well as freely available titles to support study, teaching, research and clinical practice. It is available 24/7.

There is also a wonderful selection of e-books in the Digital Library CMK to support your course of study. We highly recommend using Access Medicine and Ovid Primal Pictures as well as many others.

On-site access: If you are at the Library or the Faculty, most of the e-resources can be accessed directly from the Library's web pages. Go to »Portal CMK« and click on the menu »Digital Library«.

Off-site access: Most of the e-resources can be accessed off-site, allowing you to work from home or from another location. Click on the menu »Off-site access« and log in with your OPAC username and password.

In case you need a username or a password, ask a member of staff at the Circulation Desk or email

Library computers & Eduroam

There are 19 desktop computers in the Library. They all have standard Microsoft Office software, Acrobat and a choice of Internet browsers.

Prints can be obtained from the Reprographics Department for a fee. There are three computers at the entrance to the Library, which require a pre-paid account for printing. For more information, ask at the Reprographics Department.

The Library also offers Eduroam, wireless networking access. You will need a user name and password obtained from the University of Ljubljana or your home organisation. For more information please visit the University's web pages:

The Library IT specialist will also help you with setting up the account so please contact one of the Issue Desks when you need help.

Ask a Tutor

A tutor provides help with your library research, guides you to books, journals, databases and other resources, shows you how to use the digital library, explains »Remote access« etc.

To get help, please contact your tutor Nana Turk (e-mail:; phone: +38615437730)

Prepared by Nana Turk, Stanka Jelenc, Darko Majcenović, Vesna Cafuta, Boža Oberč and Anamarija Rožić.


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