Slovensky penaznik from 1911
The library was created during the existence of Štátna banka československá from the collection of the books of various banks operating before 1950 and it is still being extended. At present, the books fund includes over 2,500 units. Some of the books are unique copies with great historical and informative value. The books fund is structured into logical subjects groups: history, law, banking industry, banking and insurance business, economy and economics, archiving, dictionaries.
Periodicals, most of which form closed units in that they are no longer published, comprise a special group. Many periodicals have been preserved only as incomplete collections. A gem among the periodicals is the Slovak oldest professional banking and monetary journal Slovenský peňažník, issued between 1909 and 1922 with a break during World War I. Its first editor in chief was Viliam Pauliny. Equally valuable is Slovenský kompas of 1911. The periodicals comprise a complete digest of laws from the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918 up to the present.
The oldest publication in the Archive's library is a German grammatical dictionary of 1773. A noteworthy one is the digest of Hungarian laws Corpus iuris Hungarici and the economic and financial Compass /from 1881/. The mosaic of precious units of the books fund is completed by historical lexicons of towns and villages, calendars of banks ceased long ago, the magazine Mercur and many others. In addition to the biographies of many important representatives of monetary and banking history (Imrich Karvaš, Jozef Fundárek, K. Engliš, A. Rašín, etc.) you can also find their works here. The library also possesses a unique comprehensive history of the Slovak Banking and Monetary System (up to 1950) by authors Ján Valach and Štefan Horváth.
The library of the NBS Archives is a specialized library, in which its staff gather, process, keep and utilize the specialized literature oriented above all to the areas of monetary system, banking, history and law. It also provides its services to all NBS staffers, as well as to researchers such as historians and economists and students.
Books and journals for the public can only be studied on the library premises.