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On 13 July 2006, the Embassy of Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus gifted to the National Library of Belarus a collection of books by Russian publishing houses.

From 7 to 8 July 2006 in the National Library of Belarus took place the XXIII-th sitting of Intergovernmental council for cooperation of building organizations of member countries of the CIS. In the sitting participated directors and delegations of building organizations and the CIS Executive committee.

We Congratulate the NLB's Director Roman Motulski on Academic Status of Professor.

You are welcome to tours of the National Library's new building.

"Dedication to Belarus" - this is the name of a Republican fine art exhibition, dated to the opening of the National Library's new building.

Book-illustrated exhibition "Best Books of Belarus"
National Library of Belarus presents a book-illustrated exhibition "Best Books of Belarus".

Dear visitors!
We sincerely welcome everyone who shares our joy on the occasion of a solemn opening of the new building of the National Library of Belarus

Since 10 until 18 June 2006 in Crimea took place the 13th International Conference "Crimea - 2006" "Libraries and Information Resources in Modern World of Science, Culture, Education, and Business". In the Conference took part a group of the NLB's specialists: Alexander Golubev, Liudmila Kurilina, Vera Myhlik, Angelica Predeina, and Viktor Pshybytko.

5 July 2006 members of diplomatic missions of 14 countries and representatives of different international organizations, accredited in the Republic of Belarus, visited the new building of the National Library.


  Dear editors and publishers of the Republic of Belarus!

  In view of removal of the National Library of Belarus, reception of a legal deposit currently takes place at the Library's new building.
  Location:
  Nezavisimosti avenue, 116 (service entrance)
  Minsk
  Republic of Belarus
  Phone: (+375-17) 293-29-50; 293-25-20

  Since May 3 till May 12, 2006, in the framework of program "Libraries in Network Cooperation and Coordination" a group of specialists of the National Library of Belarus took part in a training program in Sweden. During the training program participant visited the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, the Library of Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona and Goeteborg University Library. Swedish colleagues shared their experience in the field of keeping of summary electronic catalogue, creating of electronic libraries, creating of library web-sites, development of information culture of society.
  The National Library is grateful to specialists of libraries of Sweden for consultations and to the Swedish Institute for organisation of the training. More

On May 5, 2006, a group of specialists of the closed joint-stock company "MK-Periodika" (Russian Federation) under the direction of director-general V.N.Kalinin visited the National Library of Belarus. This company is one of the biggest suppliers of foreign periodicals on the post-soviet space and cooperates with the biggest libraries of the Republic of Belarus. V.N.Kalinin gifted to the Library a set of literature (scientific monographs, reference documents, analytical reports), devoted to problems of the fight against terrorism, and expressed the hope that cooperation between the closed joint-stock company "MK-Periodika" and the Library will continue. For the visitors was organized a survey excursion in the new building of the NLB and meeting with the administration of the Library.
  On April 29, 2006, in the framework of the Republican subbotnik were carried out works on cleaning and accomplishment of the new building of the National Library of Belarus and bordering areas.
  The NLB's staff cleaned and arranged their working places.
  Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Sergej Sidorskij, Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Kosinec, and also representatives of municipal authority and soldiers of Belarusian army took part in works on accomplishment of bordering areas and park around the Library's building.
  In the framework of the Republican subbotnik in the new building of the Library worked about 2,5 thousand people.
  All funds earned during the Republican subbotnik will be assigned to social needs, public health and education.
Photo gallery

  Removal of the NLB's collections of manuscripts, rare books and incunabula into the new building has been accomplished.
  In the Library's old building still remain some inner structural divisions. They will be removed into the new building as there will be prepared and launched an automated information system.
  The solemn opening of the new building of the National Library of Belarus may take place in late May or in early June of the current year.

On April 06, 2006 in the framework 0f the XIII Belarusian congress on technologies of an information society "TIBO - 2006" (which took place since April 05 till April 07) in the conference hall of the hotel "Youbilejny" took place a conference "Informatization in the cultural field: actual situation and perspectives of development".

The National Library of Belarus will be one of leading information centers of Europe , said the Minister of culture of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Matvejchuk at the Congress on technologies of an information society "TIBO - 2006".

We present to your attention a recently created data base "National Library of Belarus in Press".

Removal of the main collections of the National Library of Belarus into the new building has been finished. In the old building of the Library still remains the collection of rare books.

In the National Museum of history and culture of Belarus, since March till September 2006, is open an exhibition "Modern Belarus. Periods of a cultural construction". The exhibition presents documents on historical and cultural heritage, museums and libraries of Belarus, folk arts and international cultural cooperation. The exhibition works every day, since 11.00 till 19.00, except Wednesday. Address: K.Marx street, 12. Phone 227 43 22, 227 36 65

On March 22 2006, in a reading hall placed on the 5th floor of the second building of the National Library of Belarus, at 10.30 takes place a presentation of an image - catalogue of the NLB. Every one is invited! To see the image - catalogue click here: http://image.nacbibl.org.by/ Phone: 227-30-58, Alexej Buravkin or Alexander Zharnasek

On March 03, 2005 a group of officers from Moscow Office in Minsk of the Embassy of Sweden visited the new building of the National Library. Among the visitors were: Head of Office Mr. Stephan Eriksson, Program Officer of culture, press and information Mr. Mårten Frankby and Senior Officer of the Department for Education and Research of Swedish Institute Mrs. Inga Lill Norlin.

Publication of an illustrative album "Rarities of the National Library of Belarus".

On January 10, 2006 the first truck loaded with books arrived from the old building of the National Library of Belarus into the Library's new building.

Since January 10, 2006 in the National Library of Belarus works a new virtual reference service Ask the Librarian"
Dear users!

In view of removal into the new building, since January 10, 2006 the National Library of Belarus temporary stops serving users (order of the Ministry of culture 6, January 06, 2006).
The date of opening of the Library will be announced later.
See you in the new building!
On December 20, 2005 in the Museum of Modern Art was open an exhibition exhibition "Art - Step On Christmas", organized by the National Library of Belarus and the International Guild of Painters.

In December the National Library of Belarus received a donation of books from the collection of Michael Fedorovich Dubyanecki, translator and publicist, former director of the publishing house "Mastackaya litaratura".

Dear visitors!

Due to conservation of the National Library's collections, since December 1, 2005 the delivery of items from the book stock has been suspended. You can use materials from supplementary collections of the following sections:
  • reference (building , floor 2, room 32);
  • arts (building 1, floor 3, room 43);
  • manuscripts, rare books and incunabula (building , floor 1, room 113);
  • Belarusian literature and bibliography (building , floor 3, room 304);
  • 1st reading hall (building , floor 2, room 202);
  • 2d reading hall (building. , floor 4, room 404);
  • 3d reading hall (building , floor 3, room 34);
  • record collection (except music and audio-documents) (building , floor 3, room 40);
  • newspaper reading hall (building , floor 1, room 102).
The following sections work according to the usual schedule:
  • Hall of documents of UNESCO and other international organizations (building. , floor 5, room 505);
  • Exhibition of new acquisitions (building , floor 5, room 502).

Since November 17 till December 3, 2005, in the National Library's Center of documents of international organizations is open a subject book exhibition "Little Palms full of Hopes", devoted to the Universal Children's Day. At the exhibition are presented more than 100 documents of international organizations (UN, UNESO, EU, Council of Europe etc.) in Russian, Belarusian and English: books, periodicals, mimeographed materials of UN (mastheads), brochures, booklets and posters.

On November 3, in cooperation with the National Library of Belarus, in the Museum of modern art (avenue Nezalezhnasti, 47) took place an action - performance (exhibition of young artists).

Maurice Freedman On October 20, 2005 Maurice Freedman, past president of American Library Association, visited the National Library of Belarus. Maurice Freedman came to Minsk to take part in the International scientific and practical conference "Role of libraries and information in sustainable development of the society", where he spoke on "The Role of the library in sustainable development of the society: ecology of information - initiatives of American Library Association".
On October 28,2005 in the National Library of Belarus took place a presentation of a three-volume edition "The Tables Of Memory: From the literature heritage of Belarusian writers who had perished in the years of the World War II" (2005, founded by Ales' Bel'ski, doctor of philology, professor, laureate of I.Melezh Literature Prize).


Since October 25 till October 27, 2005 in Minsk took place the International scientific and practical conference "Role of libraries and information in sustainable development of society ". In the framework of the conference on October 26 in the National Library of Belarus took place a focal seminar " National Library of Belarus as the Republican Information Center". During the seminar were presented the following reports:
On October 21, 2005 in the National Library of Belarus was open a photo exhibition "60 years of UNO: historical journey", devoted to the 60-th anniversary of the United Nations Organization.

Since October 17 till November 12 in the Center of documents of international organizations of the National Library of Belarus is open a subject book exhibition "The United Nations Organization in the modern world", devoted to the 60-th anniversary of foundation of UNO.
In the reference sector (building , room 32) of the National Library of Belarus is open text access to full-text resources Blackwell and "POLPRED-reference books".

October, 3 - October 29, 2005 in the Music Sector of the Department of Arts takes place an exhibition "Ancient Music Of Belarus".


The issue of purchase of documents published abroad was successfully resolved. The libraries of Belarus were forbidden to acquire books, maps, atlases, music and other polygraph production, published in foreign countries at the expense of republic and local budget.

Dear colleges!

The National Library of Belarus congratulates you on the occasion of professional holiday in Belarus -

THE DAY OF LIBRARIES!

We sincerely wish you optimism, strong health, inexhaustible spiritual forces and success in our general noble work.


The Library's Sector of Arts presents to your attention a thematic exhibition "Belarusian Poster Today". The exhibition is open from September 15 till October 31, 2005.

On 7 September 2005 Shantsev Valerij Pavlovitch, the governor of Nizhegorodskaja district of the Russian Federation, visited the National Library of Belarus. The high-ranking guest solemnly handed to the National Library a precious gift, the original copy of the book by Simeon Polotski "Rod of Governing" (Moskow, Pechatny dvor, 1667).

Since 2 September 2005 till 30 September 2005 in the music section of the National Library's department of arts takes place an exhibition "In the world of children's music"

Dear visitors!
The Library keeps on serving its users. Since 1 September 2005 you can get from the Library's book depository the following documents:
  • books coded with 1, 1, , including the same codes and the letter ;
  • foreign books coded with 18, numbered from 17837, including the same codes and the letter ;
  • dissertations coded with 26;
  • theses coded with 2, numbered from 100000;
  • magazines edited after 1980, coded with 3, numbered from 1567;
  • foreign periodicals (current acquirements);
  • microforms.
Besides that, to your service are: supplementary book collections of all reading rooms and the Library's sections, exhibition of new acquirements, the center of legal information, the hall of documents of UNESCO and other international organizations.
Since 1 September 2005 the hall of documents of UNESCO and other international organizations works according to the Library's common schedule.
Since 1 September 2005 the Library works according to its common schedule. The Library works daily from 10.00 till 21.00; on Saturday from 10.00 till 18.00. On Sunday the Library doesn't work.
On August 24, 2005 at 16.00 in the National Library of Belarus took place ceremony of opening of the exhibition "Astana, the city of the 3-rd millenium". The exhibition is devoted to the 10-th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Dear visitors!
Since August 1, 2005 the National Library of Belarus' IATP Internet center is closed. You can use Internet center of the Republican scientific and technical library (RNTB), for more information, please call: (017) 203-3174.

On July 26, 2005 in the National Library's IATP-center took place chat- forum on "Digital Libraries". More in Russian

The National Library of Belarus is thankful to Valter Mnatsakanov for his gift of numerous music scores and CDs.

The National Library of Belarus has created and offers for sale CD-ROM "Belarusian calendar, 2006". The information contained herein is taken from the database "Belarus in persons and events" . The most eminent anniversary dates to which is devoted great number of publications, are supplemented with graphic, text and bibliographic information. Some dates have hyperlinks to Internet - resources. More in Belarusian.

On July 7 2005 in the IATP-center of the National Library of Belarus took place training "Introduction into electronic libraries". In the training took part libraries administrators, teachers of library and information disciplines and libraries workers. Participants acquainted a new electronic edition , which will be freely distributed, and system of distant learning MOODLE. More in Russian

From June 23 until August 1 in the National Library of Belarus is taking place a thematic book illustrated exhibition Land under White Wings, devoted to The Day of Independence of the Republic of Belarus. More in Russian

In the information department (building , room 32) of the National Library of Belarus is organized test access to:
  • database Emerald, containing more than 33 000 full text articles from periodicals (since 1994), reviews and abstracts (since 1989) on management, library sciences and information management, computers and applied sciences (in English);
  • electronic collections World Bank e-Library, containing more than 3400 full text books, reports, and other documents, published by the World Bank in English since the early 90-th of the -th century.
Database and electronic collections are available until August 31 2005 Printing and output of information on a floppy disk are paid (see the List of paid services of the National Library of Belarus).


From June 4 until June 12 2005 in Sudak, the Autonomous Republic Crimea, Ukraine, took place the 12-th International conference"Crimea-2005" "Libraries and information resources in the modern world of science, culture, education and business". In the framework of the conference was celebrated the Day of the Libraries of Belarus. More in Russian

June 15 - June 30, 2005 We kindly invite all interested to attend the presentation of the album-book Photographs of the past years by Vadim Kachan.    More in Russian

Dear Visitors!

From June 20, 2005 the library will be working on a summer schedule. We invite you to visit us in the following hours:

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 10.00 - 18.00
Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 12.00-20.00
Sundays: closed.


On May 30, 2005 in the National Library of Belarus took place official meeting with Dr. Johannes Schlootz, Professor of the department of political and social sciences of Freie Universit?t Berlin, and extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Germany in the Republic of Belarus Dr. Martin Hecker. During the official ceremony Dr. Schlootz handed the Vice Director of information resources Kuzminich Tatiana Vasilyevna the last volume from a long-term delivery (comprising 15 tons of books, newspapers and journals). More in Russian
February 18 - March 4, 2005 the National Library of Belarus hosts exhibition devoted to the famous Belarusian composer Sergei Kortes. Numerous works will be presented, including books, music scores and photographs.
January 19 - February 11, 2005 the National Library of Belarus is holding an exhibition devoted to the famous Russian portrait painter Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov. Numerous book, journal articles about the artist as well as reproductions of his works will be exhibited to the public.
14.01-07.02.2005 National Library of Belarus hosts exhibition of the paintings by Vladimir Prokoptsov and works by Pavel Prokoptsov.

According to the Decree of the President of Belarus (March,7 2002) "On the construction of the new building of National Library of Belarus", it was opened a charity account:
in belorussian roubles:
3625000000038 in the branch 525 Belarusbank code 122 Fiscal Accounting Nom-ber 100377889;
in euro:
3625000000041 in the branch 525 Belarusbank, code 122, currency code 978; collection and transferring of financial means in support of constructing of the new building. National Library of Belarus will be grateful for any financial help. Tel. 227-54-63
 
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