This branch library was established in 1980, following a decision of the Academic Council of the University of Veliko Tarnovo. It has a large, specialized stock of more than 13,000 items, including books and periodicals in Bulgarian and in other languages, theses, prints of articles, brochures, CDs, etc. In addition, it has a considerable amount of general and specialized reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and atlases. Its collection has been expanded with the contribution of prominent Bulgarian historians and university lecturers. The library has 52 reading places, three of which are computerized.
By virtue of a decision of the Faculty of History’s Faculty Council in 2016, the Prof. Petar Todorov Research Archives became operational within the library. Based on the donated personal archives of Prof. P. Todorov, Dr. Habil, its purpose is to preserve, protect, and ensure access to donated personal documentary and other archives of historical importance.