FAQ

Library opening hours:

Mon – Fri 815am – 5pm

Sat & Sun closed

 

Mon – Fri 815am – 5pm

Sat & Sun closed

Opening hours of Library departments

 

Library Location:

Sumy State University Library

Rymskoho-Korsakova str., 2, Sumy, 4007

 

Medical Institute Library

Sanatorna str., 31, Sumy, 40018

 

Library Branch

Pokrovska str., 9/1,Sumy, 40000

It is necessary to issue a library card. Contact the ID Issuing Office:

Central Library Room 206, and Library Branch Congress center (r. 217), 9/1 Pokrovska str.

You need to bring a passport or another ID.

For your convenience and safety, we offer to order the library card online and pick it up at a convenient time.

Library cards are cost and valid for different categories of users.

Library card’s validity:

  • for students of all forms of studies and SumDU employees – during the whole studying period/work at the University
  • for external users and schoolchildren – 1 year
  • one-time library card – 1 day

 Library card’s cost:

  • for students, postgraduates of full-time studies and employees – free of charge
  • for students, postgraduates of extramural studies – 75 UAH for the period of studies
  • for external users – 75 UAH per year
  • for schoolchildren – 35 UAH per year
  • one-time library card – 10 UAH
  • duplicate – 75 UAH for all users

A one-time library card is issued for 1 day. The cost of it is 10 UAH.

ID Issuing Office: Central Library Room 206,

Library Branch Congress Center (r. 202), 9/1 Pokrovska str.

Duplicate library card is paid. The cost of it is 75 UAN.

If you forgot your password, you can use the form to recover your password or contact the Service Department:

Central Library – r. 208

Library Branch Congress center, r. 202, 9/1 Pokrovska str.

Medical Institute Library, 31 Sanatorna str.

It is necessary to issue a library card. Contact the ID Issuing Office

 

Central Library, r. 206, Library Branch Congress center, r. 217, 9/1 Pokrovska str.

You need to bring a passport or another ID.

Library users can:

use the Library collections from reading rooms, including electronic resources

use literature and equipment in reading rooms

use the electronic catalog

get advice from library specialists

get a reference and bibliographic advice

visit art exhibitions 

✔ use open Wi-Fi area

No. You can use books only in reading rooms.

Yes. It is necessary to issue a library card. Contact the ID Issuing Office

Central Library, r. 206, Library Branch Congress center, r. 217, 9/1 Pokrovska str.

You need to bring a passport or another ID.

The Circulation Desk of the Central Library is located on the 2nd floor (2, Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);

The Circulation Desk of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical Building of the Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);

The Circulation Desk of the Library Branch – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 217 (9/1 Pokrovska str.).

 

The Reading Room of the Central Library is located на 3rd floor, r. 305 (2, Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);

The Reading Room of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical Building of the Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);

The Circulation Desk of the Library Branch – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 217 (9/1 Pokrovska str.).

The Central Library, the Medical Institute Library and the Library Branch have powerful WI-FI zones.

The library supports the idea of ​​a free book exchange. Bookcrossing shelf is located on the Circulation Desk of the Central Library, 2nd floor.

The exhibition of new books is located:

  • on the Circulation Desk of the Central Library, 2nd floor (2 Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • in the Reading Room of the Library Branch (9/1 Pokrovska str.);
  • in the Reading Room, the Reading Room of the Dental Building of the Medical Institute Library (31 Sanatorna str.).

You can get acquainted with the list of new arrivals and the most interesting novelties on the Library site.

  • Books with the author's signature
  • Books which are winners of competitions
  • Books which are awarded the State Prizes of Ukraine
  • Collection of the rare book "Foliant"
  • Reprint and facsimile reproductions of editios
  • Rare modern editions
  • Rare publications on the medicine of the XIX - early XX centuries (1848–1925)

The library has audiobooks. Use the electronic catalog, find the needed audiobook.

Reading rooms of the library at all locations are equipped with headphones to listen to the audiobooks.

After finishing or expulsion from the university, the user must return to the library all the documents received in the library and sign a exit checklist at the certain location:

  • Circulation Desk of the Central Library, 2nd floor (2, Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • Circulation Desk of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical Building of the Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • Circulation Desk of the Library Branch – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 217 (9/1 Pokrovska str.).

Yes, you can use your laptop in the reading rooms, but without sound signals.

Yes, you can. Outerwear can be left on hangers in reading rooms

 

At first go to the e-catalog site or click the link lib.sumdu.edu.ua. You must authorize yourself. Fill in the required search fields – the documents are searched by the title of the document, author, type of documents, language and years of edition. The e-catalog contains information about the distribution and availability of the publication, provides access to electronic copies of publications and the possibility of online order.

When you find the needed book in the e-catalog, click the link Document description, find information about the storage place of the document.

If the storage place is the book storage of the Central Library, the Circulation Desk of the Central Library, Circulation Desk of the Medical Institute Library, Circulation Desk of the  Library Branch, contact the employee of the Circulation Desk and receive the book.

If the storage place is another department of the library, contact the employee of the required department and get to know about the conditions of using the book.

 

Let us know in any convenient  way for you: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.FacebookInstagramTelegramor directly contact the Central Library, 2nd floor, r. 213.

Yes. Electronic versions of dissertations are available to download.

The private cabinet will provide information about books which you should return to the library. From the e-catalog site you can go to your own private cabinet, entering your login and password.

Viewing the private cabinet is available from the e-catalog under the conditions of authorization (library's card code and password).

Available information for viewing:

  • received books;
  • date and place of giving out of books
  • history of giving out of documents;
  • status of online order.

 

Depending on the specialty, you can get sets of educational and methodical literature at:

  • Circulation Desk of the Central Library, 2nd floor (2, Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • Circulation Desk of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical Building of the Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • Circulation Desk of the Library Branch – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 217 (9/1 Pokrovska str.).

Textbooks are given out for a semester or academic year.

Scientific literature (up to 15 copies) – for 1 month.

Fiction (up to 3 copies) – for 15 days.

In the absence of demand for the edition, the period of use may be extended.

To extend the period of use of books you need to come to the Circulation Desk of the library and re-register the necessary literature.

Students of other departments can use the literature of the library of medical institute only in the reading rooms.

If you lost books or caused them irreparable damage, you need to replace them with the same or equivalent books. For more information, contact the Circulation Desk.

Users of SumDU Library (except for External Users) can use the paid service – оvernight loan and receive fiction and popular literature of high demand in temporary use. The term of the service use is 1-7 days.

To get acquainted with the originals of dissertations and abstracts, please contact to:

  • reading room of the Central Library, 3rd floor, r. 305 (2, Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • reading room of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical Building of Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • sector of information and analytical work of the Library Branch – Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 235 (9/1 Pokrovska str.).

Originals of dissertations and abstracts on economic and legal topics are available.

To assign a UDC for the article or scientific work, apply with a receipt for payment to:

  • Literature Collection and Processing Department, Central Lbrary, 1st floor, r. 110 (2 Rymskoho-Korsakova str.)
  • Sector of information and analytical work (SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 235), indicating the topic of your scientific work.

The service is paid. You can pay on the Circulation Desk of the  Library Branch – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 217 (9/1 Pokrovska str.) and in the Central Library, 2nd floor, r. 206.

You also have the opportunity to use the UDC online service.

In the library it is allowed to take photos with your own camera in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On Copyright and Related Rights".

Yes, the library provides services of binding documents:

  • stapling documents with a stapler is provided in the reading rooms of the library.
  • the service of binding documents with a binder is provided in the reading room of the Central Library, r. 305

You can scan / print material or make a photocopy in:

  • the reading rooms and on the Circulation Desk of the Central Library (2 Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • in the reading room of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical Building of the Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • on the Circulation Desk of the Library Branch – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 217 (9/1 Pokrovska str.).

It is forbidden to make photocopies of dissertations.

Users of SumDU Library can order a paid service – Thematic literature selection for educational and scientific works.

The literature selection is carried out among the documents of the library collections, subscribed databases, data sources.

The term of the service is 2-5 working days.

To do this, fill in the form or personally refer to:

  • Information and Bibliography Department of the Central Library – 2nd floor, r. 212 (2 Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • Reading Room of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical Building of the Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • Sector of Information and Analytical Work - SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 235 (9/1 Pokrovska str.)

You can select the literature yourself using the e-catalog. Enter keywords from your topic in the Search field Document title.

Also use the Subject Resources of free access on the library's website, where electronic editions, databases, Internet resources, open learning materials are grouped by the fields of knowledge.

SumDU Library provides a paid service – Editing References for educational and research work in accordance with DSTU 7.1: 2006, DSTU 8302: 2015 and international citation styles.

The term of the service is 2-14 working days.

If you want to use the service, you need to fill in the form or refer to:

  • Information and Bibliography Department of the Central Library – 2nd floor, r. 212 (2 Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • Reading Room of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical Building of the Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • Sector of Information and Analytical Work – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 235 (9/1 Pokrovska str.)

You can create a list of references yourself, using free citation generators (RefMe, BibMe, CiteThisForMe, Citation Machine, etc.) or reference managers (Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero).

SumDU Library provides a paid service – Editing lists of used sources for educational and research work in international styles.

The term of the service is 2-14 working days.

If you want to use the service, you need to fill in the form or refer to:

  • Information and Bibliography Department of the Central Library – 2nd floor, r. 212 (2 Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • Reading Room of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical Building of the Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • Sector of Information and Analytical Work – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 235 (9/1 Pokrovska str.).

A reference manager is a software package that allows scientific authors to collect, organize, and use bibliographic references or citations, full texts of documents.

With help of reference managers (Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero) you can keep documents in your own electronic library, quickly select information from various Internet sources, find a journal for publication, provide access to bibliography to other users for common work, create a list of references in any citation style.

If you have questions about using reference managers, please refer to:

  • Information and Bibliography Department of the Central Library – 2nd floor, r. 212 (2 Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • Reading Room of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical Building of the Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • Sector of Information and Analytical Work – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 235 (9/1 Pokrovska str.).

SumDU Library receives newspapers, scientific journals from various fields of knowledge. The list can be found on the website of SumDU Library

You can get acquainted with the full list of titles of subscribed journals and the place of their storage on the library website

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique hyperlink that provides a direct link to a publication. DOI is a code that allows you to find any publication on any resource, regardless of the language of the original link, clearly indicates the location of the article on the Internet, provides a constant and reliable connection between publications. There are no strict rules for DOI location in a scientific article. Therefore, the DOI is located on the web pages of the summary, content, on the first page of the article. Sometimes the DOI is indicated in the footer, or under the summary, and sometimes in the form of a footnote

Sumy State University publishes scientific journals and periodicals in various fields of knowledge. The full list is available on the website of SumDU library

The access to all resources is provided through the library's website

You can get a consultation on Creative Commons licenses and the use of open access resources when you refer to:

  • Department of Information and Analytical Work and Electronic Resources of the Central Library – 2nd floor, r. 213 (2 Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • Reading Room of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical building of Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • The sector of Information and Analytical Work – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 235 (9/1 Pokrovska str.).

To check the work for plagiarism, please refer to:

  • Department of Information and Analytical Work and Electronic Resources of the Central Library – 2nd floor, r. 213 (2 Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • Reading Room of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical building of Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • The sector of Information and Analytical Work – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 235 (9/1 Pokrovska str.)

The сheck is carried out by StrikePlagiarism and Unicheck, which are recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

If the work is rejected after the check by plagiarism сheckers, the new version of the work needs to be rechecked. The service is paid.

You need to register within the local network of SumDU

The library informs about access to international databases in social networks, in the news of the library and university website, and the Resources section.

If you have questions about the use of resources/databases, please refer to:

  • Department of Information and Analytical Work and Electronic Resources of the Central Library – 2nd floor, r. 213 (2 Rymskoho-Korsakova str.);
  • Reading Room of the Medical Institute Library – Theoretical building of Medical Institute, 2nd floor (31 Sanatorna str.);
  • The sector of Information and Analytical Work – SumDU Congress Center, 2nd floor, r. 235 (9/1 Pokrovska str.)

The general list of seminars and webinars which are held in the library you can view in the Announcements of events and the section Consulting & Training on the website of SumDU Library

Annually the collection of the Medical Institute library is replenished with modern editions of world publishers, such as Elsevier, Springer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Sumy State University Library
Rymskoho-Korsakova str., 2,
40007, Ukraine, Sumy

  +38 (0542) 33-10-39
  info@library.sumdu.edu.ua

When using materials from the site of the Library of the SumDU, the reference to the resource is necessarily!

library.sumdu.edu.ua