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Local History and Komi National Literature



  • 7,000 documents about the local history of Komi in the department room (the total stock in the library holding is 100,000 documents);
  • 12,000 books and 3,000 periodical items in the Komi language;
  • books on history, culture, folklore, economics, and geography of the Komi Republic;
  • brochures, booklets, periodicals, serial editions, and maps;
  • books on CD and microfilms;
  • bibliographic books on local studies;
  • rare books of XIX - early XX century.


What you can do:

  • borrow books to study in the reading room, including rare editions;
  • check availability of a particular document;
  • receive information about the availability of a specific document in the library holdings; 
  • clarify the information about an author, title, publication place or article source;
  • receive information related to a particular event, fact or person;
  • attend meeting of the Reading Discoveries Club;
  • communicate in Komi;
  • get assistance in doing homework in the Komi language.

Paid services:

  • photocopy or scan of a required document ;
  • Russian-Komi and Komi-Russian translation of texts;
  • selection of documents on a given topic;
  • reference list on a given topic.

Also available:

  • online inquiry service;
  • thematic events to support educational needs.
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    • The Marvellous Republic of Komi
      Compiled and edited by Natalia Melnikova
    • Komi Highlights
      Elvira Kagantsova
    • Менам муза абу вуза / Ma muse n'est pas à vendre
      Ivan Kouratov
    • From the Cincinnati Reds to the Moscow Reds. The Memoirs of Irvin Weil
      Irvin Weil
    • On the Border of Language and Dialect. Studia Fennica Linguistica 21, 2018
      Edited by Marjatta Palander, Helka Riionheimo and Vesa Koivisto
    • Russian Settlement in the North
      Terence Armstrong
    • Biarmia. Komi eepos
      Žakov Kallistrat
    • In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts
      Eugen Ruge
    • One of Us. The Story of a Massacre and its Aftermath
      Ã…sne Seierstad
    • Albert Edelfelt and The Tales of Ensign StÃ¥l
      Marina Catani, Maritta Pitkanen, Marketta Tamminen
    • Komi Mythology
      N.D. Konakov
    • Hidden Rituals & Public Performances: Traditions & Belonging Among the Post-Soviet Khanty, Komi & Udmurts
      Anna-Leena Siikala and Oleg Ulyashev
    • Mostly Mittens. Traditional Knitting Patterns from Russia's Komi People
      Charlene Schurch
    • The Komi Republic by Motorcycle - an expedition to the northeastern corner of Europe
      Kenneth Mikko
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