The Library was founded together with the University in 1804 The Library has a rich collection of rarieties and ancient publications which comprises more than 60,000 books. It holds 17 incunabula, i.e. books printed before 1501, a large collection of Peter the Great epoch, books by XVI-XVIII cc. writers and scholars - Galileo, Copernicus, Isaak Newton, Lomonosov, Pushkin and many others.
The Library exchanges publications with a large number of universities and other institutions. Among our partners of book-exchange are university libraries of Cambridge, Oxford, London, Uppsala, Tokyo, Sydney, British Library, Library of Congress, New York Public Library and others.
The bibliographical section contains the hall where more than 40,000
local and overseas encyclopedia, reference books, dictionaries, bibliographical
publications are stored. The readers are provided with various information
and bibliographical services on the basis of the system of catalogues,
including on-line catalogues, card-files and the library's fund.