KFU students may use the services and resources of the Nikolai Lobachevsky Scientific Library. The library has accumulated over five million volumes, including 150 thousand old and rare units. By the size of its funds, it rates among top ten Russian libraries and ranks third among Russian university libraries. In terms of value and antiquity of certain books and collections, Nikolai Lobachevsky Scientific Library is second to just about none.
One of the unique elements of the Library is the Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts. The collection includes ancient scrolls from the 10th century, some of Europe's first printed books from the 15th century (incunabula), original editions of Russia's first printed books, and ancient Oriental rare books and manuscripts.
At the Nikolai Lobachevsky Scientific Library students may borrow materials, order interlibrary loans and use a number of electronic resources available free of charge. The library has two computer classes for students' use.
The library offers also a range of additional fee-based services. These include e.g. bibliographic editing of the list of references for a diploma or course work.
Joining the library
Students of KFU can get a library card free of charge from the Readers' Service Department of the library. In order to get a library card, you must present your student card and passport. You are also required to bring one photo for the card.
Using the library
User of the library has the right to:
Kazan Federal University is the only university in Russia to possess its own unique combination of different museums. KFU museums enjoy international repute for their quality. Information on their collections can be found in international catalogues and reference books. The collections are used for educational, research and cultural purposes.
The Museum's branch, E.K.Zavoisky Laboratory has scientific instruments used by physicists in 19-20th centuries, as well as a rich collection of radiotechnical equipment of the past century.
More about museum see here.