The Library

The Library was set up in 1973. With 90.000 units at its disposal, it provides great possibilities for scientific and research work. The legacies of Arso and Vojka Milatović, of the academician Zarija Bešić, academician Jevto Milović, prof. Jovan and Jelena Vukmanović, the legacy of Aleksa Jovićević, as well as the legacy of Serge Galipeau make special units. The process of taking over the legacy of the academician Mijat Šuković is under way. The legacy of Arso and Vojka Milatović comprises a well-chosen collection of the most significant and oldest publications. In addition to several ecclesiastical hand-written books dating from 16th century, it contains six books from the printing house of Božidar and Vićenco Vuković (Minejpraznični – from 1538, Triodposni – from 1561, Služabnik – from 1554, Psaltir s posledovanjem – from 1561, Psaltir – from 1519, Molitvenik (Prayerbook) – from 1538-1540). The most interesting and the most valuable publication is Psaltir (Psalter) from 1519 with preserved Preface. As assessed by experts, this is the only preserved copy on the territory of the former Yugoslavia.  The articles of Trubarjev written in glagolitic script in 1562 are worth noting as well (there are only 19 copies in the whole world). Incunabules in foreign languages dating back from the 15th century have a significant place, too. The cartographic collection contains 46 cartographic publications: 3 from 17th century, 22 from the 18th century, 14 from 19th century and 4 from 20th century. The most important work in the collection is Atlas geographicus by Tobias Conrad Lotter. The collection of periodicals comprises 117 magazines, newspapers, calendars and other periodicals (national and foreign). It is worth emphasising that the Library contains several copies of the Mountain Wreath from the 19th century: copy printed in Vienna in 1847; printed in Zadar in 1868; printed in Vienna in 1876; printed in Novi Sad in 1889; printed in Zagreb in 1890, and printed in Belgrade in 1892. The Library disposes of 23 copies of the Mountain Wreath printed in the first half of the 20th century.

By setting up the Virtual Library of Montenegro (founders: National Library “Đurđe Crnojević” from Cetinje, University Library of Montenegro and Library of MASA), the cataloguing within COBISS (Co-operative Online Bibliographic System and Services) was introduced. The library deposits the publications of MASA.  The “Bibliography of Publications of MASA” is being developed and is continuously updated. The Library exchanges publications of the Academy with numerous scientific institutions throughout the world. The bibliographies of works aimed at memorials to the deceased members of MASA are developed in the Library, as well as the documentation on the work of the Academy and its members.


The Archive of MASA contains archival collection important for studying the history of Montenegro. The archival units have been listed in the electronic form and are available to the users of the Archive. The Archive comprises the following:

1. Fund of the academician Jevto Milović (ACANU, JM);

2. Fund of the academician Dimitrije-Dimo Vujović (ACANU,DV);

3. Fund of Petar Vukčević (ACANU,PV);

4. Collection of transcriptions and copies of documents (with regestas) of the Historical Archives of Dubrovnik (ACANU,AD);

5. Collection of transcriptions and copies of documents (with regestas) of the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik (ACANU,FSD);

6. Collection of transcriptions and copies of documents (with regestas) of the Library of Baltazar Bogišić in Cavtat  (ACANU,BBBC);

7. Collection of copies documents in the field of musicology from Zadar, Ph. D. Miloš Milošević;

8. Archival collection of the academician Ljubomir-Ljubo Pavićević;

9. Archival collection of the academician Luka Tomanović;

10. Archival collection of Dušan Đurović.

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