Special libraries are donated or procured library units, which have been accepted for permanent storage and use under the agreements and Rules of Procedure on the work of the SASA Library.
Library of Academician MIHAILO PETROVIĆ ALAS (1868–1943) – PB 1
The book heritage with just under two thousand titles was incorporated into the SASA Library holdings in 1950. Since this was a collection of non-mathematical works, a selection was made and books deemed not to be for the Library of the Academy were entrusted to the National Library. The majority of the books is for entertainment, on fishing and hunting, there are few in the field of mathematics, several books in other scientific fields (medicine, mechanics, military, politics, philosophy etc). Accepted titles have been processed and placed into the general collection, but the original card catalogue of titles was put under call number PB1 and is available to the users in the Library catalogue. The electronic processing of these books in the COBISSANU catalogue is currently underway.
Library of MILAN JOVANOVIĆ BATUT (1847–1940) – PB 2
The Committee on Public Health Protection donated the library of M. J. Batut to the SASA Library in 1948. Most of the titles, around two thousand of them are in the field of medical sciences. The library was processed and card catalogued under the call number of PB2. It is currently being processed in the electronic catalogue. Certificates and orders being kept at the SASA Library are part of the donation.
Library of Academician STEVAN BOŠKOVIĆ (1868–1957) – PB 3
The SASA Library received this library in March 1958 from the Geographical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences. It contains 537 titles of monographs and journals, with over 1,500 volumes. The majority of the titles are in the fields Academician Bošković studied: geodesy, topography, cartography. The library was processed in the card catalogue under the call number PB 3, it is currently being electronically processed.
Library of Academician MILUTIN MILANKOVIĆ (1879–1958) – PB 4
The library and study of Milutin Milanković became the SASA Library property in 1954 when it was presented by Milanković’s spouse Hristina Milanković. His desk with a chair, leather seating furniture set and a table, as well as the original bookshelves made in Vienna according to his idea, are kept at the first floor of the SASA Palace, at the room 123. The Milankovic bust and several works of art are also preserved. The library of Milutin Milankovic has about 800 books, listed and described under the call number PB 4. These are valuable and rare titles in the fields of climatology, meteorology, mathematics, geophysics and other scientific disciplines, as well as a small number of fiction titles. A printed catalogue of titles has been prepared and the processing is being finalized in the COBISSANU electronic catalogue.
Library of the books printed during the war – PB 5
Library of the Institute for Rural Studies – PB 6
Library of Academician Vojislav Mišković (1892–1976) – PB 7
Library of Academician DEJAN MEDAKOVIĆ (1922–2008) – PB 8
Library of Academician VALTAZAR BOGIŠIĆ (1834–1908) – PB 9
Academician Valtazar Bogisic left his library to the town of Cavtat. The legacy at the SASA Library was created in 1979 by copying the original portion of the library holdings in Cavtat and was acquired thanks to the Academy’s Board for Reprint Editions. The SANUBIB electronic catalogue describes 112 titles, mainly in the field of folk literature of different nations. This library unit is assigned the call number PB 9. Each title is microfilmed and microfilms are attached to the collection.
Library of Academician NIKOLA RADOJČIĆ (1882–1964) and SVETOZAR RADOJČIĆ (1909–1978) – PB 10
The library of Svetozar Radojčić forms a unit with the library of Nikola Radojčić and was procured in 1982 from Svetozar Radojčić’s daughters. The library has around 10,000 books, mostly in the field of history, literature, literary history and history of art. A hundred or so titles of old and rare books are of particular value to the Library. It is available in the SANUBIB electronic catalogue under the call number PB 10.
Library of Academician VIKTOR NOVAK (1889–1977) – PB 11
Library of Academician MILAN BUDIMIR (1891–1975) – PB 12
Library of Academician ANTON BILIMOVIĆ (1879–1970) – PB 13
Academician Anton Bilimović presented his library to the SASA, but it was acquired only in 1971, when the book triage was carried out. Mathematics papers, papers with inscriptions, books and offprints in the fields of mechanics and mathematics were singled out for the legacy. His library was assigned PB 13 call number and it is currently being processed in the electronic catalogue COBISSANU.
Library of Academician STJEPAN KULJBAKIN (1873–1941) – PB 14
The SASA Library received the library of the late Stjepan Kuljbakin as a present from his son Mihail Kuljbakin in 1982. It contains 38 books, mainly in the field of Slavonic philology, particularly old-Slavonic language. It is available in the SANUBIB electronic catalogue under PB 14 call number.
Library of SIMA SIMIĆ (1906–1991) – PB 15
Sima Simić, a journalist, bequeathed his library to the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1980, and the Academy acquired it in 1986 per his request. There are around 10,000 books in the library, mostly in the fields of south-Slavonic history and politics. The majority of the holdings has been processed in the SANUBIB electronic catalogue under PB 15 call number.
Library of Academician MIODRAG IBROVAC (1885–1973) – PB 16
Library of LJUBIVOJE STEFANOVIĆ (1923–1983) – PB 17
A standout in terms of its beauty, exclusiveness and significance is the special library of Ljubivoje Stefanović, founded in 1986, as the legacy of Olivera and Velimir Stefanović, the wife and son of Ljubivoje Stefanović’s, whose dedicated work went beyond our country’s borders. The legacy comprises 59 monographic publications, most of which are luxuriously produced facsimile editions: Codex Atlanticus and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, Trattato di architettura by Francesco di Giorgio, the Bible of Juraj Dalmatinac from 1584, etc. The library was processed in the SANUBIB electronic catalogue under PB 17 call number.
Library of Academician MIROSLAV PANTIĆ (1926–2011) – PB 18
The special library of Academician Miroslav Pantić, a literary historian and university professor, was formed in 1987 and it includes publications which he donated to the SASA Library, which his beneficiaries continued even after his death. This library unit is still being updated with new publications. The library holdings have around 5,000 titles, mainly monographs with Dubrovnik literary works and studies about them being the most prominent. The books received until 2012 were listed and described in the SANUBIB electronic catalogue (2,131 titles), and the influx is regularly being electronically catalogued in the COBISSANU. The library has been assigned the call number PB 18.
Library of MIROLJUB TODOROVIĆ (1940– ) – PB 19
Library of the Board for Folk Proverbs and Sayings – PB 20
Library ‘Serbian Editions in Emigration’ – PB 21
Library of Prof. Dr BRANISLAV NEDELJKOVIĆ (1907–1989) – PB 22
Library of LJUBOMIR NIKIĆ (1925–1990) – PB 23
The book heritage of the renowned bibliographer and bibliophile Ljubomir Nikić is one of the most treasured among the holdings of the SASA Library. Dr Zorica Nikić-Božinović donated the entire library which Nikić meticulously collected all his life and which incorporates over 25,000 entries to the library holdings. It consists of the works in the field of literature, linguistics, history, history of art, law, church history. Additionally, a part of the donation is a rich photographic archive. The Library has partially processed it in the electronic catalogue SANUBIB, under the call name PB 23.
Library of RAJKO VESELINOVIĆ (1912–1987) – PB 24
Library of Academician VASKO POPA (1922–1991) – PB 25
Library of LJUBOMIR DURAKOVIĆ-JAKŠIĆ (1907–1997) – PB 26
Library of Academician DUŠAN NEDELJKOVIĆ (1899–1984) – PB 27
The book collection of Academician Nedeljković arrived at the SASA Library in 1991 as a present from his spouse Prof. Marija Nedeljković. It predominantly contains philosophical works (Marxist literature), ethnology, as well as academic papers of Academician Nedeljkovic. The holdings’ call number PB 27 of approximately 1,600 units of monographic materials and periodicals is mostly listed and described in the SANUBIB electronic catalogue.
Library of ANDRIJA STANOJEVIĆ (1922– ?) – PB 28
Library of Academician GOJKO NIKOLIŠ (1911–1995) – PB 29
PB 29 The book heritage of Academician Gojko Nikoliš includes books in several scientific fields – medicine, philosophy, applied sciences, technology, as well as literature, history, geography, political history and art. The books are mainly in Serbian, English and French. In 1993, Academician Nikoliš personally presented the library with nearly a thousand publications, with 133 being periodicals, to the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The library was listed in the card catalogue and periodicals in the electronic catalogue SANUBIB. It has the call number PB 29.
Library of Corresponding Member DANILO KIŠ (1935–1989) – PB 30
Library of Academician BRANKO ĆOPIĆ (1915–1984) – PB 31
Branko Ćopić’s spouse, Bogdanka Ilić-Ćopić founded the Branko Ćopić Endowment in 1989 in her declaration of will and the complete property bequeathed to the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Following Ćopić’s spouse death in 1994, the SASA inherited the entire property, including the library of over 4,000 books. The work on classification and processing of Branko Ćopić’s library started in October 1996 in the apartment of the Ćopić family, in Kralja Milana Street. The library was transferred into the Academy building in 2003, to the room on the first floor, which nowadays represents Memorial room of Branko Ćopić. This memorial room was arranged in the same manner as Ćopic’s study. The library was assigned the call number PB 31. Overall it contains 2,990 entries with 4,559 volumes. The books are classified in the following groups: Branko Ćopić’s works, other authors’ monographs, serial publications, handbooks etc. It was listed in the card catalogue, and it has been processed for the most part in the electronic catalogue COBISSANU.
Library of MARKO RISTIĆ (1904–1982) – PB 32
Marko Ristić’s personal library was relocated to the SASA Library based on the agreement between the City Hall of Belgrade which was presented with the library by Marko’s spouse Ševa, and the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The library was entrusted to the SASA for safekeeping, caretaking, protection, expert processing and use. The Library was listed in the electronic catalogue SANUBIB under the call name PB 32. It is being kept in the memorial room on the first floor of the SASA Palace together with Ristić’s desk, chair and his grandfather Jovan Ristić’s escritoire. This is the largest, completely preserved private library of Surrealism and therefore this legacy is one of the most valuable ones in the SASA Library, with over 10,000 entries, including the entire first edition of Diderot’s encyclopedia in 35 volumes, numerous French surrealistic editions with authors’ inscriptions, bibliographical editions, and rare journal issues.
Library of Academician MIODRAG PAVLOVIĆ (1928–2014) – PB 33
The library unit of the eminent poet and essay writer Miodrag Pavlović was most probably created in 1996, encompassing books which Academician donated to the SASA Library to help create his bibliography. It contains 125 titles, with 114 being monographic publications, the rest being periodicals. The holdings are mostly editions of Pavlović’s works in Serbian and foreign languages and it was fully described in the SANUBIB electronic catalogue under the call number PB 33.
Library of MILAN GROL (1876–1952) and VOJISLAV GROL (1911–1987) – PB 34
The books of this library reached the SASA Library in 1996, as a present from Jelena Grol, the widow of Vojislav Grol. This valuable book heritage of 248 titles contains publications of Serbian and French literature, the history of Serbs and other South Slavonic people, as well as books dealing with the Yugoslav idea and unification. Marginalia, autographs and inscriptions of the author to Milan Grol, Mita Rakić, Ljuba Kovačević etc. The library was fully described in the SANUBIB electronic catalogue under the call number PB 34.
Library of Academician MOMČILO M. RISTIĆ (1929– ) – PB 35
Academician Momčilo M. Ristić presented a part of his personal library with 1,240 titles to the SASA Library. The books were incorporated into the Library holdings in 1999, and by the end of 2000, the listing in the electronic catalogue SANUBIB was finished under the call number PB 35. The books cover mainly the field Academician M. Ristić studies, the science on materials. Most books are in foreign languages: Russian, German and English.
Library of Corresponding Member Bishop Sava Vuković (1930–2001) – PB 36
Library of MILAN DEDINAC (1902–1966) – PB 37
Library of Academician DINKO DAVIDOV (1930–2019 ) – PB 38
From 2011, Academician Dinko Davidov regularly donated books from his personal library to the holdings of the SASA Library, where these books are kept as a separate unit under the call number PB 38. These are mostly books in the field of history of art, art in general, history, literature and general culture. Many editions contain authors’ inscriptions to Academician Davidov. Around 500 titles were accepted and were processed in the electronic catalogue.