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About Library

SSU has a powerful information arsenal which provides a European standard of information support of its scientific and educational activities.

The powerful Fund is 2,8 million documents: books, scientific journals, state standards, patents, reports on scientific activities, author’s abstracts, theses on economic, legal, natural, technical, human and medical sciences. Every year we receive more than 60 thousand copies, 50% of this amount is provided by the University Publishing House. The Library Fund includes a collection of publications of university staff in number of about 43 thousand items.

The Library and Information System of the University is conducted such way that you get a possibility of access to necessary information through the site of the Central Library from any workplace (www.library.sumdu.edu.ua).

Such system of access became possible thanks to the introduction of modern information technologies to the Library work.

Our readers got used to having an electronic reader’s card, an electronic account, it’s own electronic signature. Books are given out with help of bar codes and librarians use pens – scanners.

Long before our Library hadn’t traditional card catalogues, they were replaced by the Electronic Catalogue.

Electronic protection systems of Library Funds are introduced in Reading Rooms and readers take books, magazines from shelves independently, they work with computers and Internet.

For reader’s services there are a Hall of Electronic Catalogues and created WI-FI zones of access to Internet. And in the Virtual Reading Room readers can work with electronic journals of Cambridge, Oxford, they have access to Dissertations of Russia, research databases (EBSCO, MEDLINE), resources of scientific and educational network URAN.

The Library is fitted with the latest equipment for work with information: viewing, reading and recording information any format (audio, video, text).

Introduction of technologies isn’t a debt to fashion, it’s a necessity which is dictated by time, it’s a way for orientation in the modern information space.

And whatever resources and equipment with the latest technologies the libraries have, the personnel resource is the most important. The development of any library, like as any institution, depends on the people who work in it, because they put in their labor, knowledge, creativity.

The modern librarian is a bibliographer, document expert, information manager, marketing analyst, a specialist of information technologies of services and information means, a knowledge navigator. Such determination of a librarian suits to each employee of our collective.


Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 09.00-18.00
Saturday: 08.00-16.00
Sundays: closed
Sanitary day - last Friday of the month


Address: 40030, Ukraine, Sumy, Rymskoho-Korsakova street, number 2, Library and Information Centre.

telephone number: +380 542 33-10-39

e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

web: http://library.sumdu.edu.ua


You can get information about Events of the Library in the Information Bulletin of Library, which is published monthly.