About IUS Library

The Library of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) aims to be a center of research and main resource for academic curriculum. The main goal of the IUS Library is to meet, support and facilitate scholarly needs and intellectual activities of IUS academic community. It is committed to provide available resources such as textbooks, reference books, and academic journals as well as access to e-resources; to provide the best information services and also a comfortable study environment.


IUS Library is located in B building, 3rd floor. ID cards are required at the entrance to the Library.  


The IUS Library occupies a total area of 500 square meters. There are 162 seats divided as follows:

  • the Main reading room - 70 seats,
  • the Group study room - 26 seats,
  • Thesis room with – 10 seats,
  • Study room for PhD students - 10 seats,
  • ELS reading room – 10 seats and
  • Computer room - 36 seats and 10 PCs.


Monday-Friday:   8.30 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.  


The IUS Library possesses more than 32.056 units: textbooks, dictionaries, reference books, handbooks and hardcover periodicals concerning every scientific field. IUS library collections are constantly acquiring new and more recent editions, and they are divided into the following:
IUS Library is divided into following collections:

  • Books in English language,
  • Books in Turkish language,
  • Books in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language,
  • Books in other foreign languages,
  • Periodicals,
  • Archive of the defended final projects, MA thesis and PhD dissertations.

All the collections are classified according to the Dewey decimal classification (DDC) and organized on the shelves with an open access in the same way.


IUS students can borrow Library items with the status “available for loan”. It is possible to loan 3 items at once, the loan period is 15 days. It is allowed to extend the loan period if the book does not have the status “booked”.
IUS academics are allowed to borrow up to 10 items and keep them for one semester if they use them for teaching, research process or anything related to study programs.
Graduation papers from all three study cycles can be used only inside the Library. It is allowed to photocopy the front page, table of contents and references.
Photocopying of library materials is allowed according to copyright of every item.
More about the loan procedures in RULES


An on-line library catalog is a register of bibliographic items in the IUS Library which is available in machine-readable form. A bibliographic item can be any information entity e.g., books, computer files, graphics, cartographic materials, webpage links etc.
In March 2016 the cataloging process started by using new software equipped with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).  It is the latest technology to be used in library theft detection systems. RFID-based systems are tracking systems that combine security with more efficient tracking of materials throughout the library, including easier and faster charge and discharge, inventorying, and materials handling.
Until this period the Library holdings were processed and classified using a program that was developed by the IUS IT Center.
On-line catalog helps the users of the IUS Library in the following ways:

  • They can search a catalog from everywhere by choosing an author's name, a title of publication, a keyword...,
  • It is easy to check availability of the item, loan period and location on the shelves in the Library.

Bibliographical records of IUS Library items are searchable at:  http://catalog.ius.edu.ba


Library has an access to several commercial and noncommercial on-line databases. Those resources help students and academic staff to have an easy access to referred research papers, journal articles, and e-books.  For more info check here E-RESOURCES.


The number of IUS Library holdings is constantly growing due to the process of acquiring new books, receiving gifts or donations, exchange and also IUS own publishing production. 

Acquisition of the library materials is organized in accordance to the needs of the study programs at University.