Friday, September 22, 2017

Nordic Library

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Nordic Library

Address:Kapetan Mišina 6 (UK Parobrod)
Working hours:Mon 12:00 – 16:00, Tue 11:00 – 19:00
 Wed – Thu 10:00 – 16:00
Lines:tram 2, 5, 7, bus 24, 26
Website:Scandinavian Corner FB

Belgrade has got its first Nordic Library, situated at the Cultural Center Parobrod. The group od local and foreign cultural centers has become richer for a small, yet very valuable library that consists of literature from Scandinavian countries, including Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. At Nordic Library you can find more than 600 books, either translated or in original language. The members of the Library will be able to use services and participate in all activities of Nordic Library.

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The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations. 

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this cultural relations.

We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosperous world. In terms of our reach and impact, we are the world’s leading cultural relations organisation. Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to-people links and complements government-to-people and government-to-government contact.

We use English, Arts, and Education and Society – the best of the UK’s great cultural assets – to bring people together and to attract partners to working with the UK. The British Council has over 7,000 staff working in 191 offices in 110 countries and territories.

The British Council in Serbia

Belgrade was one of the first eight cities in which the British Council opened its offices overseas.

Our first office in old Yugoslavia was opened in 1940. It was known as the Yugoslav-British Institute and occupied the first two floors of the Anglo-American-Yugoslav club. The Club itself was located in the heart of the town, in the building that is today known as Albanija. At that time we had two main activities: running English language courses and an English kindergarten.

During the Second World War the work was disrupted, but was resumed as early as June 1945. The first British Council Library was set up as part of the operation in 1946. Development of cultural and technical cooperation was also very rapid with first exchanges and visits taking place in 1947.

Having moved premises several times and having had our office and library separate for almost 40 years, we settled into our current building on Terazije Street in January 2001. We are now only 100 metres away from the place we first began work as the Yugoslav-British Institute.

In 2008, the British Council redefined its role across Europe in order to ensure that we continue to contribute to stronger cultural relations within and beyond Europe in a rapidly changing environment.

This change directly affected our library services. Since the uniqueness of the British Council library offer was gone, we transferred the resources to our new partner libraries in Novi Sad and Kragujevac. This transfer also meets the long-standing need of these important Serbian University cities, and will help us provide information services to a wider audience in Serbia.

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