Syktyvkar, 13 Sovetskaya St.

+7 (8212) 255 422

Mon-Fri: 10 - 20

Sun: 10 - 17

Sat: closed

The National Library
of the Komi Republic
A smart library for the knowledge-based society
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Humanities and Sciences


  • Phone: +7 (8212) 255-422 (ext. 531, 534)
  • E-mail:
  • Head of Department: Tatyana Olifir

Collection and resources

  • We hold over 50,000 books in the open access, on the shelves. These are scientific, educational and popular publications in humanities and sciences:
  • mathematics and physics;
  • biology, chemistry and ecology;
  • pedagogical sciences;
  • philology;
  • psychology and others. 
  • The section of periodicals comprises 170 Russian, republican and district magazines and newspapers, including electronic copies.
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  • Loans outside the library premises are provided by the Bookmobile - a travelling library on wheels catering for remote districts by the schedule. The Bookmobile regularly delivers fiction and non-fiction to readers living outside Syktyvkar and also takes orders for more specialized literature. 
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  • The collection of the Repentance Foundation is a unique series of research and reference literature dedicated to the period of political repressions in the Soviet Union. The collection includes rare and limited-edition books.

What you can do:

  • study in the reading room using our computer or your PC;
  • borrow materials for off-site use, free or with a deposit;
  • attend thematic events, club meetings and workshops of the literature department of People's University.

Also available:

  • computer work place;
  • interest clubs;
  • online inquiry service;
  • lectures;
  • free Wi-Fi.
    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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