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The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has the ramified network of scientific libraries conducting scale work on information maintenance of scientific, scientific and technical and innovation activities as of Academy's organizations, and scientific organizations and higher educational institutions from a whole country. The main place in the academic library network is occupied with the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of NAS of Belarus, which has 25 branches in various organizations of the Academy of Sciences, is the republican depository of the documents in the natural sciences, has three-million assembly of the national scientific documents and the largest fund of the foreign scientific literature in Belarus. The central branch scientific library on information-librarian maintenance of agriculture in the country is the Belarusian Agricultural Library of NAS of Belarus being also the National centre of the international information system for the agricultural sciences and technology of FAO (AGRIS/CARIS), participant of international AgroWeb Network in Central and Eastern Europe AgroWeb CEE and branch national depository of the literature on agriculture.

State Institution

15 Surganov Street, Minsk BY-220072, Republic of Belarus
Fax: +375 (17) 284-14-28. E-mail:
WWW Home Page:

Founded 1925

Director: Doctor of Hist.Sc. Aleksandr I. HRUŠA, tel.: +375 (17) 284-14-28
Deputy Director for Science: Oksana M. DROZD (Mrs.), tel.: +375 (17) 284-14-12
Scientific Secretary: Marina P. AKHREMCHIK (Mrs.), tel.: +375 (17) 284-14-41

Field of Activities: Forming the library collections of scientific documents and providing access to information resources; fulfilling the functions of a republican branch depository and a center of interlibrary loan in natural and exact sciences; scientific and methodical management and coordination of libraries' activities at the research institutions of the National Academy of Sciences; scientific research in the field of library science, bibliography, bibliology, bibliometrics and book culture

Subdivisions: Scientific Forming of Library Collections; Scientific Processing of Documents; Scientific Systematization of Documents; International Relations; Electronic Resources; Rare Books and Manuscripts; Software and Hardware Maintenance of Scientific Research; Marketing Research; Organizing of the Basic Library Holdings; Servicing of the Readers; Sociocultural and Information Activities; Research Department of Library Science; Scientific-and-bibliographic Department; Department of Photocopying and Binding; Maintenance Department

Reading Rooms for: Periodicals; Natural and Engineering Sciences; the Humanities; Rare Books and Manuscripts; and Reference Documents.

Centers for: Reference and Information Service; Internet Access to Electronic Resources; and Ecological Information "Eco-Info"

Services: electronic delivery of documents; virtual reference service; search for information on users' requests; indexing of documents on UDC and BBK; revision of bibliographic information; assistance in determining of scientific rank for scientist and / or organization (total number of citations for publications and h-index); organizing and holding of cultural, scientific and technical, and educational events; photocopying and binding; scanning and printing of documents; etc.

State Institution

86/2 Kazinets Street, Minsk BY-220108, Republic of Belarus
Fax: +375 (17) 212-00-66. E-mail:
WWW Home Page:

Founded 1960

Director: Vitaliy N. GERDIY, tel.: +375 (17) 212-15-61, e-mail:
Act. Deputy Director for Science: Dmitriy P. BABARIKO, тел.: (017) 212-11-61, e-mail:
Scientific Secretary: tel.: +375 (17) 212-09-30, e-mail:

Field of Activities: Information support of scientific research in the sphere of agricultural sciences and agro-industrial complex. Realization of information delivery services, organization of the direct access to the international and national information resources on agriculture and related branches. Formation, storage and use of information resources on agriculture and related branches. National center of the international information system of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Depositary Library of FAO documents, member of FAO AGRIS, AGLINET, and AgroWeb CEE international information systems and corporations

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Subdivisions: departments of Library Resources, Information Services, FAO Center, Automation, Material and Technical Supplies; branches of Acquisitions and Serials, Cataloging, Information Resources, Personal Public Services, Document Delivery Services, Reference Services

Services: information retrieval in databases according to users' requests, document delivery services from other information centers, organization of subject exhibitions and topical collections of documents, editing of bibliographic lists of users, photocopying and scanning of documents form Library collection, creation and support of personal web pages of agrarian scientists in the Internet, realization of training coursers and consultations on information search for users

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