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of the Komi Republic
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History of establishment

31 January 2007, by the Russian President's Order #34-rp On the Establishment of the Library of the President of the Russian Federation, a new national library was formally founded.

Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library was officially opened by President Dmitry Medvedev on 27 May 2009 in St. Petersburg.

The next stage was creating regional centers of the Presidential Library under the roof of regional and republican libraries across Russia, operating as a network with a uniform methodology and software support. 

The Regional Center of the Presidential Library was established at the Komi National Library in 2008 with the financial assistance of the government of Komi. In 2009-2010, centers of access to the government information resources were opened in central libraries of 20 municipalities of the republic.

Collection and resources

There are over 17 million electronic documents:

  • the National Electronic Library of the Komi Republic: printed editions and manuscripts related to regional studies, works of fiction by classical Komi authors, prominent modern writers and new authors, music sheets, periodicals beginning with 1920 to the present day, books in Komi and other Finno-Ugric languages, audio recordings or fairy-tales.
  • the electronic collection of the Presidential Library: printed editions and old manuscripts, graphic art and maps, audio and video; materials about Russian history (from ancient times to the present day), domestic law and the Russian language.
  • the National Electronic Library of the Russian Federation: multi-disciplinary collection from various Russian library holdings.
  • the Digital Dissertation Library of the Russian State Library: full-text dissertations and abstracts in all scientific disciplines;
  • legal reference systems (Consultant-Plus, Garant, Russian law);
  • test access to other full-text resources;
  • materials on CDs and DVDs.
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What you can do:

  • get access to free W-Fi;
  • use the Internet (browse social media, watch a film or listen to music online);
  • work or study using Microsoft Office programs;
  • search online library catalogues;
  • get expert advice on working with electronic resources;
  • attend our events, exhibitions, and lectures.

Paid services:

  • make a scanned copy of an article or part of a book*;
  • photocopy, print and save documents electronically*;
  • receive individual assistance on computer skills;
  • order to type a text.

*in compliance with Part 4 of the Civil Code.

Also available:

  • group consultations and trainings in computer skills for pensioners (by appointment);
  • individual and group information service;
  • online inquiry;
  • 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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