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 85,000 books. It holds 17 incunabula, i.e. books printed before 1501, a large collection of books by XVI-XVIII cc. writers and scholars - Galileo, Copernicus, Isaak Newton, Lomonosov, Pushkin, Shevchenko 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 readers are provided with various information and
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catalogues, including on-line catalogues, card-files, and the