The Basic Library ISISS RAS created in 1918, has the status for a library of federal value, since 1920 it receives the obligatory complimentary copy of documents. The number of the funds of the library is in total of 13,5 million copies of documents on ancient, modern East, European and Russian languages. Rare editions of XVI - the beginning of XX centuries are also stored in the fund.
The information on funds is reflected in the system of card (alphabetic and subject) catalogues, electronic databases (2,5 million bibliographic records), printed current and retrospective bibliographic indexes on social and humanitarian sciences. The Basic Library ISISS RAS provides library-information and reference-bibliographic service for users in specialized reading rooms, scientific - information centres, the interlibrary subscription through a network of libraries in the institutes of the Russian Academy of Science, and also gives access to electronic resources in the Internet network.
The Library performs scientific and methodical work on the problems of library science and bibliographic knowledge. The Basic Library ISISS RAS carries out wide international cooperation in the field of library science. The Library conducts the international book-exchange with 874 partners in 69 countries of the world, in structure ISISS RAS is a member of Russian library association (RBA) and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). .
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The staff of the Library - 342 persons
The additional information
Rules of record
For record in Library are necessary: the passport, the diploma about education (or the post-graduate certificate, the student's card), one photo 3 to 4.
For not the employees of the Russian Academy of Science - . a letter-directive from the organization addressed to Director of ISISS RAN JU.S. Pivovarov, the Academician of Russian Academy of Science.
The Library ISISS RAN works on weekdays from 9-30 o'clock till 18 o'clock. Saturday and Sunday - the days off.