The Fundamental Library of the University, founded along with the Women's Medical Institute in 1897, was largely based on the collections of books given by various benefactors — famous medical scientists. Nowadays the library has a total book stock of over 950 thousand volumes consisting of printed books and periodicals. The University Library contains a collection of over 4000 rare books, including those printed before 1850, both in Russian and foreign languages. Especially valuable are the books published in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: works of Avicenna (‘The Canon of Medicine’, 1555), A. Vesalius (1604), the distinguished surgeon V. Fabricius (1652), etc. The Library is proud to have the books that used to belong to I. M. Sechenov and the books with autographs of I. P. Pavlov, S. P. Botkin, K. A. Timiryazev, etc.

Nowadays, there are about 950 000 books and magazines available in the library. The library is used by over 10 thousand readers: students, teachers, researchers, doctors of the University.



Electronic sources:

There is an opened access to the international index of scientific citation- Web of Science. Link to the resource:

Text database in English of medical and biological publications, created by the National Center for Biotechnological Information (NCBI) on the basis of section "Biotechnology" of the National Medical Library of the United States (NLM). Free version of the MEDLINE database.

Information resource Clinical Key:!/

Link to registration process:

Since 8th December the University has opened an access to the largest database of abstracts and citations – SCOPUS: