Skip to the main content


Fire protection in Croatian public libraries : research in Croatian central county libraries and public libraries of the Sisak-Moslavina County

Dunja Holcer orcid id

Full text: croatian pdf 101 Kb


page 220-236

downloads: 280



Considering the delicacy of the materials they preserve and collect, libraries must put in a lot of effort into fire protection. Old and defective wiring and/or the lack of minimal fire protection invite accidents to happen and they can have major consequences, cultural as well as financial. Approaching the library buildings and the preservation of collections in a way which can ensure their protection is a prerequisite for them to be protected from disasters. Measures of protection minimize risks and consequences of a fire, which is why fire protection in libraries, regardless of their type, is of utmost importance. Legislation, guidelines and regulations decree the measures of protection that must be obeyed, but the question remains of how much this actually happens in practice. The purpose of this research was to determine how much the fire protection law is obeyed in Croatian central county libraries and public libraries of the Sisak-Moslavina County, to determine who is responsible for the implementation of fire protection measures is and, finally, to get the answer to the question of whether the existing measures in public libraries are satisfactory.


public libraries; central county libraries; cultural heritage preservation; fire protection; Sisak-Moslavina County

Hrčak ID:



Publication date:


Article data in other languages: croatian

Visits: 931 *