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of the Komi Republic
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  • Phone: +7 (8212) 255-422 (ext. 522, 524)
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  • Head of Department: Ekaterina Beskupskaya
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Collection and resources

The collection comprises more than 70,000 items in all types of art:

  • 19, 000 books about arts;
  • 43,000 music sheets;
  • 800 storage items of handwritten sheet music by Komi composers, including 150 in the National Electronic Library of the Komi Republic
  • 700 rare music editions;
  • the audio collection of Prometey Chistalyov Folklore Music Heritage;
  • 9,000 audio-visual materials;
  • 7,000 vinyl records;
  • 19 periodicals;
  • 19,000 books;
  • online resources of sheet music.

What you can do:

  • borrow any printed materials for off-site use;
  • listen to records and browse electronic media materials;
  • work with the library online catalogue and full-text resources;
  • get assistance in compiling reference lists;
  • attend concerts and exhibitions, take part in art-hours and group quests;
  • take a course in information search competence;
  • join our clubs

Paid services:

  • printing of search results;
  • order preparation and editing of reference lists on a given topic. 

Also available:

  • online inquiry service;
  • lectures;
  • individual and group informing;
  • free Wi-Fi;
  • interlibrary loans and electronic delivery of documents.
Explore our collections
  • 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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