National library

The Biblioteka Kombëtare e Kosovës ‘Pjetër Bogdani’ (BKK) at Pristhinë, Kosovo is maybe the most impressive building of the city. It is the largest library of the Kosovo and was founded at Prizren in 1944. It moved to the new building located at the university area near the city center of Pristhinë in 1982. The building was designed by Andrija Mutnjaković, is decorated with numerous steel elements and has 99 cupolas.

The style of the building is unique as the many works inside concerning history and literature of Kosovo. As an additional name the library carries the name of author Pjetër Bogdani – he was born in Albania and died in Pristhinë in 1689. His work Cuneus Prophetarum is an important example of early Albanian literature and therefore his face is also depicted on the 1000 Leke bill.

The National Library of Kosovo ‘Pjetër Bogdani’
Biblioteka Kombëtare e Kosovës ‘Pjetër Bogdani’

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