The Glagolitic alphabet exhibition in the University Library is a permanent exhibition with 127 items, each telling a story about the extensibility and importance of this alphabet in both Croatian and European cultural history. The alphabet was created in the 9th century and was dedicated to the Slavic peoples; its creators were Constantine (known as Cyril) and his older brother Methodius. The Glagolitic alphabet survived longest in the Croatian territory. Since the 12th century, it has developed into the Croatian national alphabet. 


The exhibition confirms Rijeka as a geographical and cultural point linking the powerful Glagolitic traditions of the local areas. Castings of stone inscriptions can be found here, photographs of enlarged literary and legal texts and inscriptions on frescoes. There are also books published in the Glagolitic alphabet and portraits of reliable publishers such as the medieval Rijeka printer Šimun Kožičić Benja.