RESEARCH LIBRARY of Tomsk State University

German Reading Room

Chief Librarian: Irina S. Dubovitskaya

Phone: (+73822) 78-51-04


Location: New Building, 3rd floor

Opening hours: Daily  9 am – 7 pm

Sat., Sun. – days off

Last Thursday of the month – cleaning day

The German reading Room is a structural subdivision of the Service Department and is a part of the International Resource Center. It was opened in November of 1993 with the initiative and support of Goethe Institute (Munich). The Reading Room collection (about 7 thousand copies) includes reference books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, books on different fields of knowledge, magazines, audio materials, and video films from Germany. The collection increases annually. The books are open access and are arranged in a systematic manner; they are included in the electronic catalogue of the library. The librarians advise and assist with searching for information and fulfilling inquiries. There are two working places equipped with computers with access to the electronic catalogue of the Research Library, TSU e-library, and electronic scientific and educational resources, including those remotely accessed.

Main services

  • Providing access to the electronic catalogue, electronic library, and local and remote scientific and educational resources;
  • Advising on searching for information in TSU database subscriptions;
  • Fulfilling inquiries and requests for advice;
  • Providing documents for working in the reading room upon readers’ request;
  • Checking out items;
  • Arranging cultural events;
  • Arranging introductory tours;
  • Assisting with basic office software;
  • Tablet and laptop free rental (for use only in the English Reading Room and German Reading Room during their opening hours).