Our library today
The Komi National Library is a major institution of culture in the Northwest of Russia operating as a multi-functional information hub. It serves as:
- a center for reading culture and local history information. In 2014, the library established the Museum of Reading Culture of the Komi Republic;
- an access point to electronic resources;
- a center for socially significant information. The library provides counseling in environmental and legal issues, intellectual property rights and entrepreneurship;
- a methodology center for 323 municipal libraries of the republic, assisting the librarians in their professional growth;
- a platform for communication, creativity and idea sharing. The library hosts 12 recreational clubs and interest groups, holds exhibitions, concerts and book fairs and organizes family-friendly Sunday programs;
- an accessible environment for patrons with special needs.
Other popular customer-driven services include printing, scanning and photocopying, assistance in compiling reading and reference lists for research and education, training in data searching skills, citation and referencing styles.
Facts and figures
The library holdings contain the total of 880,000 items
The electronic catalogue comprises 4 million records
153 thousand visitors come to the library annually (as of 2020)
- 20,000 patrons (as of 1st January 2021)
In 2017, the library celebrated 180 years since its foundation