The library selects, collects, professionally processes and custodies all types of materials about Rovinj and its surroundings, about its people and events. The contents of the library holdings focus on historical, archaeological, cultural, artistic, ethnographic and other themes related to the Rovinj area.
Most materials are monographs, periodical journals, magazines and handbooks. The library keeps reference books as well: encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesaurus, bibliographies and specialized handbooks. A distinctive feature of the library is the collection of valuable manuscripts – private collectors’ heritage. The library holdings consist of more than 18.000 items. Library materials and services are primarily used by the museum team of professionals as well as to the interested public. The holdings can be used on-site only, with prior notice.