Library activity

  1. CROSS-BORDER FREEDOM TO PROVIDE SERVICES: If you already have a registered establishment in another Europan Union Member State/EEA Country, you can provide services on occasional or temporary basis without the requirement of registration to the competent authority
  • submmision of e-notification about occasional/temporary provision of services without an establishment.


  • Library materials
  • Premises, equipment and access to information and communication technology
  • Resources for the work of the library (resources for wages, resources for librarary materials, material expenses, continuous professional training of professional library staff, resources for the protection of library materials, aswell as resources for investment and maintenance
  • Professional staff
  • Programme of work and development
  • Entry into the Register of Libraries of the Republic of Croatia within 8 days from when the Decision on the entry of Library or Library materials into the Court Register or other appropriate Register became final.


No fee

e-access to this service activity

  • The form should be filled out and signed personally
  • The form should be sent by e-mail to the competent procedural body, together with all the necessary documents – all in scaned PDF or jpg format
  • If the documents are sent by e-mail, there is no obligation to send them by regular mail or in a physical way
  • The approval / decision regarding the carrying out of an activity may, upon request, be obtained from the competent procedural body by e-mail. You will also receive it afterwards by regular mail. The end deadline is 30 days of a duly filed request.
  • After obtaining the approval, you can start carrying out the service activity.


E-mail to which all the documentation should be sent:

Titled: e-request – Point of Single Contact

Info: on your registered e-mail you will receive a notifiction about the submission of the request and a certificate of obtaining authorisation

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Competent body and regulations

Ministry of Culture

Directorate for Archives, Libraries and Museums

Runjaninova 2, 10 000 Zagreb

+385 1 4866 200

Law on Libraries and Libar activity (Official Gazette number 17/19)

Ordinance on the Register of Libraries and Libraries within legal persons (Official Gazette number 139/98, 25/17)

Approval to carry out the activity

Decision on the existence of conditions required to establishing libraries

Period of obtaining the decision: up to 30 days

Legal remedy and appeal

No appeal is allowed against the decision of the Ministry of Culture, but an administrative dispute may be instigated by lawsuit before a competent local Administrative Court (in Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka and Split) in 30 days. Upon receiving the complaint the Administrative Court shall determine the regularity of the complaint and whether the conditions required for an administrative dispute have been met, the Administrative court shall forward the complaint to the defendant and other interested parties for their response. The Administrative Court  will assess freely the evidence and determine the facts. The complainant is obliged to indicate in the complaint all of the facts on which his claim is based, suggest the evidence and respond to all the claims and evidence suggested by the other parties.

All of the information derives from the regulation within the remit of the competent body.

Time of update: 31.07.2019.

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