The Library of the Institute of International Relations is a branch service department of M. Maksymovych Scientific Library, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, which in its activity is guided by the resolutions of the Government of Ukraine, orders and regulations of the Rector, director of the Scientific library, routine and technical documentation of the library.
Total area of the library - 1317.04 sq.m. (rooms no. 107, 108, book depository, delivery desk, reading room, INTERNET-center).
The number of seats in the reading room is 120.
On the territory of the library there is a computer lab equipped with computers, in the library there are also 4 computers for use with the automated library system Library.
8 employees ensure the work of the department.
The Director of the Library is Lilia Mykhailivna Vashchenko
The employees render library and bibliographic and information services to teachers and students of the Institute of International Relations, conduct cultural and educational work. The department organizes thematic and informative book exhibitions for mass-participation events, seminars and conferences which are held in the Institute.
The reading room of the library renders services to teachers and students of the Institute of International Relations, postgraduate students of department of continuing education, and one-time readers (students of the Senior Executives Retraining Institute, National Academy of Public Administration of the President of Ukraine, students of other Institutes and departments of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University readers from other institutions of the city).
In September first year students have familiarization excursion in the library, workshops on the course “Basics of Scientific Research” to get acquainted thoroughly with the database Library, giving readers the opportunity to use it on their own (search not only for certain characteristics, but also in the electronical thematic catalog).
The library regularly prepares lists of new entries which are submitted to the departments for familiarization with new products, the so-called “Bulletin of New Entries”.
Within the collaboration with the departments of the Institute of International Relations there is the EU Information Centre in the room of our library. The database of the EU Information Centre has 1825 entries, of which 453 have an electronic copy.
The librarians keeps an electronic database of the Library of the Institute of International Relations, which currently includes 101,841 records and displays 162,091 copies of the library collection.
The main source of the stock of the Library of the Institute of International Relations is the literature that comes from the Scientific Library of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. As of 2012 the stock of the Scientific library of the Institute of International Relations numbers 60,284 (58,489 – books, 1784 – magazines, 11 – electronic editions). Also, the library of the Institute of International Relations receives books, curricula, guidelines, lecture notes, which are passed over (presented) by the departments of the Institute. Based on the movements of the library stock the total amount of the literature from the departments of the Institute is 31,828 editions.
For research and educational purposes teachers and students had access to EBSCO databases in 2013.
Also this year the library continued subscriptions to the information and analytical weekly magazine “Commodity Monitor. State of Business.” In total the library of the Institute of International Relations receives 37 periodicals, including 20 Russian, and 17 domestic.
The library of the Institute of International Relations has a delivery desk used by students, faculty, staff and graduate of the Institute of International Relations, students of department of continuing education.
Library Hours: Monday - Friday:
Reading room 900 - 1930
Delivery desk 1100 - 1700
Last working day of the month is a cleaning day.