The Arabica Collection contains works in Arabian, printed in the Russian empire between 1828 and 1917 and received as legal deposit copies.
The collection includes some 600 titles: Korans, koranic science, classical Arabian literature and textbooks.
The Arabica Collection, together with the library's collections Caucasica, Persica and Turcica, forms an important entity of Islamic literature printed in Russia.
For more information, see Halén, Harry, Handbook of Oriental Collections in Finland. London & Malmö 1977. Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies. Monograph Series 31, s. 268–284.