Head Librarian


Phone (495) 695-49-52

The library of the IAS holds the largest unique collection of scientific and reference literature on Africa in the Rus¬sian Federation and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The library stocks about 120 thousand of items: books, brochures and dissertations and periodicals in Russian and foreign languages covering the prob¬lems of Africa and the Arab East.

The library organises thematic exhibitions of books and journals on the occasion of conferences, commemorative dates and meetings of the Academic Council of the IAS. It also maintains a permanent exhibition of the Institute's most recent publications.

Library staff actively employ newest information technologies and opportunities created by the Internet, including electronic research tools and academic databases.

With a view to improving and modernizing its work, the library of the IAS regularly shares its experiences with organisations with similar remits such as the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the RAS, the Central methodical office of Moscow State University and other Russian and foreign libraries and informati
on centres.