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of the Komi Republic
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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.

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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

    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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