Books Sector was organized in 1978. Especially valuable editions are kept in storage and
studied in the Sector. The fund consists of books that had been published before 1825,
editions illustrated by famous artists, books with prints and lithography, books that
are the monuments of polygraph and books with inscriptions of artists and cultural
principle of forming these rare holdings has been by collection. There are three
types of collections:
according to the time of edition - books edited in
the18th, 19th, and 20th centuries;
number of holdings is about 5000 items in storage of the Rare Books Sector. The
work of studying this collection is constantly being carried out in the Library.
On-going work on acquisition of new holdings allows us to improve existing
collections and create new ones.
subject collection - editions of
children's illustrated books, genealogy, etc.;
private book collections of cultural workers -
A.N.Benois, V.V.Lebedev, E.N.Tevyashov.