The New Bulgarian University Library was founded in 1995 comprising the collections of three libraries - the old AONSU library, The Master's Faculty Library and the Library of the Law Department. This was the beginning. Overall reconstructure aiming at the furter functioning and development of the newly created library was the next step. The renewed complex was inaugurated on 17 June 1998 and in 2007 was opened the new reading room "Prof. Ivanka Apostolova, D.Sc.".

New Bulgarian University Library is a national "Hristo G. Danov" laureate in category "Best Library 2007" and "Library of the Year 2013" awarded by the Bulgarian Library and Information Association.