Located in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, this University Library was designed by the practice of a02 Atelier in 2013 for the Catholic University as a part of the campus design which began in 2006 with a competition.
The entire campus will host the residence halls, the structures of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, of the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law building, a chapel, a new auditorium, concert hall and underground parking.
The library hosts around 700000 volumes and there are 500 study areas as well as spaces for conferences or exhibitions with a total public area surface of 5000 square meters. The open layout of the library wants to ensure multifunctional uses so that the areas can be easily adapted to host lectures, workshops, literary and artistic activities as well as multimedia events.
The entrance is at the ground floor with an information and control zone as well as the catalogues. The second and third floor contain the library stocks, study areas and multimedia rooms, while the fourth floor provides a multifunction hub for club activities and a roof space for exhibitions connected to a small coffee lounge.