National Library Fund

The “Sotir Kolea” center has long served as an “Annex” of the National Library, housing several hundred thousand books, particularly those confiscated during the Communist regime. It is named after an influential figure in Albanian culture, the head of the National Library from 1928 to 1937, who significantly contributed to establishing the foundations of librarianship in Albania. In 2023, the EU4Culture programme equipped the center with cutting-edge technology, enabling the preservation, restoration, and online accessibility of books.