Department of the Library Holdings and Services
с 1501 г. – to the present.
- publications in Western European languages - from 1501 to the present;
- publications in Slavonic languages- from 17th cent.– to the present;
- publications in Finish - from 17th cent.– to the present.
2 017 517 items (for 01.01.2022)
The foreign book holdings are made up of works published in European languages since 1501 in various fields of learning. They trace the history of science, the history of socio-political and revolutionary movements in the countries of Western Europe over several centuries. It is one of the largest collections in Russia.
Description of the Collection
Lenin Reading Room (1/3, Ostrovsky Sq.; advance order of publications from 16th cent. to 1940)
Reader Service Desks (165/2, Moskovsky Pr.; advance order of publications from 1941 to the present)
Publications of the 16th Century in Foreign Languages
The 1st Cadet Corps Library
Books in West European Languages Published in Russia
between 1701 and 1800
If you have not found the publication, you can send an inquiry to bibliographers through the requst form.
2003-5/1526; A-1/115; 153/16; 220.127.116.11; С.28.2.1; H Фин/2-187; Мд11 г-3/17
Landmark Literary Works
Other holdings containing publications of the same type:
The 16th century rarities are included in the collection of Rare Books. Books on arts are housed in the Prints Department. Publications describing travels to different countries, with many maps attached, are kept in the Maps Department. Some reference books are also stored in the Central Reference Library.
European Books Collection
European Books. Brief Summary