The Library is a specialised section of the Academy whose role is to obtain, process and hold library materials and to facilitate the promotion of scientific, scholarly and artistic activities undertaken by the Academy.
It also runs an exchange of the Academy's publications with the publications of other Academies and scientific institutions inMacedonia and abroad. It gathers bibliographic information and collects and catalogues materials relevant to the scholarly, scientific and artistic work of the members of the Academy.
The Library of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts holds more than 145,000 titles, 52,000 of which are monographs and about 100,000 issues of 1,500 journals and magazines, 200 of which are of Macedonian and 1,300 of foreign origin.
The Library is managed by the Library Committee consisting of members of the Academy, who outline general direction and set a policy on acquisition.
The Library exchanges materials with more than 450 Macedonian and foreign institutions. It obtains more than two thirds of its annual acquisition through this kind of exchange.
Its policy is primarily to collect scientific and scholarly publications (encyclopaedias, lexicons, dictionaries, etc), major works of science and art worldwide; materials from scientific and scholarly conferences and symposia held in Macedonia and abroad, and Macedonian and foreign monographs, magazines and journals.