Main collection
Parent collection
Accrual status


Collection description and availability
Collection description

The books in the Slavonic Library are mostly related to Russia and other Slavic countries, peoples and cultures. The collection serves research of Russia, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in humanities and social sciences.

The book collection includes deposit copies from around the Russian Empire on all topics received in 1828–1917. The collection also includes reference books, bibliographies and dictionaries from the early-1800s on.

Catalogue information
  • Paper catalogue made of the collection
  • Card catalogue made of the collection
  • The collection has been described in the reference database
  • The collection has been only partially catalogued
Most of the books in the Slavonic Library can be found through the National Library’s search service. Some of the dictionaries, bibliographies and reference material can only be found in the card catalogue. For the Polonica collection, monographs published in serial publications and books acquired in the 1980s are similarly only available through the card catalogue.
Collection materials in format
  • Analogue
  • Digital
  • Digitised
  • On microfiche
  • On microfilm
Material type
  • Books
  • Ephemera
  • online materials