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Foreign Language Literature


Collection and resources:

  • over 25,000 printed editions, CDs and DVDs in about 100 languages;
  • educational, methodological and reference literature, books and serial editions in linguistics, economics, history, ethnography, law, medicine, and arts.
  • world fiction in foreign languages, including books by authors from Finno-Ugric regions of Russia; 
  • periodicals in foreign languages, including National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, English Today, The Economist, Speak Out, GEO, Deutsch Kreativ, Vitamin de, Paris Match, Fran Cité, English, Deutsch, Le Français (Pervoye Sentyabrya publishing), Foreign Languages at School, FInno-Ugric World and some others;
  • foreign language training materials, films and music on CDs and DVDs; 
  • Goethe Institut German Collection
  • Péter Domokos collection of Finno-Ugric studies and literature
  • rare books in foreign languages, including Uralic languages, and books by Komi authors and about the Republic of Komi published abroad.


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What you can do: 

  • study in the reading room or borrow required materials for off-site use;
  • get assistance in search of materials and compiling a reference list in English, German and French;
  • request to make a reference list on a given topic (up to 10 titles);
  • order to prepare books in advance for you to collect them later;
  • take part in educational, extra-curricula activities individually or as a group;
  • join our language clubs;
  • watch films in foreign languages;
  • work on your PC using free Wi-Fi;
  • get access to open online resources of other countries. 

Paid services:

  • assistance in locating required information in English, German and French;
  • e-copies of books and articles in foreign languages (in compliance with copyright laws);
  • printing of search results or saving them electronically;
  • scanning of texts and images.
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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