As part of the Acquisition Exhibition 2010-2014, the Museum of the City of Rijeka presents the first time with the collection and secondary documentation funds. The library was founded in 1976 and has approximately 4,000 titles. The bookbasket is filled with the purchase and most exchange of professional catalogs with related museums in the country and abroad, and a number of book books have been acquired through donations or legacies.
Most of the fund consists of monographic publications, professional and scientific journals, periodicals, own publications and other publications. The library’s fund of the National Revolution Museum primarily covered the period of the Workers’ Movement and the Second World War in our area and wider socialist construction. By renaming and changing activities since April 1994, the library of the Museum is focused on the acquisition of literature from the area of general national history, culture, art history and art trade, and in particular the works related to the history of the city of Rijeka and its surroundings.
The oldest and very rare copy of the library is surely a book about the history of the Trsat sanctuary from the tomb of Trsat’s guardsman Petar Francetić, TersaCtVM Coronata DeIpara VIrgIne InsIgne gray Triumphus gloriosissimus B.Mariae Virginis, Matris gratiarum, Venezia, 1718. In addition to this valuable edition, part of the Bible to the Croatian language according to MISA ROMA, the EPISTOLES and the Gospel present all of the litters of the Missal of the Roman Blessed Prayer and Blessings in the language of Slovenian origin, printed in Croatian in 1824 in the printing press of Anton and Josip Karletzki in Rijeka.
Periodical publications, journals and newspapers should highlight Rijeka’s publication in the edition of Società di Studi Fiumani in Fiume, which was donated to the Museum by the University Library of Rijeka in 2000 (22 copies from 1923 to 1938). There are also poetry and poetry journals for La Fiumanella, Delta and Termini, which have been awarded this year with the donation of Società di Studi Fiumani from Rome, as well as many other titles such as Almanah of the City of Sušak, Rijeka’s Show, Dometa, Duhovne revije and others. From the newspaper, the Rijeka Booklet was kept in the library fund for 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952, and the Novi list was imported from 1962 to 2000.