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LNS is heading one of the most developed centralized library
systems (CLS) of Russia and incorporates 250 libraries of the
research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). The Centralized
Library System of LNS RAS comprises the libraries of the academic
institutes of Moscow, Moscow region and other areas of Russia
excluding the Siberian area(where academic libraries are
incorporated in CLS of the State Public Scientific Technical
Library of RAS Siberian Branch) and St.Petersburg region (where the
central academic library is the Library of the Academy of Sciences
LNS RAS has the modern printing-works and equipment for microfilming and microfiching. LNS RAS proper, which is situated in the centre of Moscow, has a collection of over one million entries and is servicing about 15 thousand readers.
The collection of LNS RAS includes home and foreign published literature on natural and exact sciences as well as on theoretical problems of technical, medical and agricultural sciences. As to the types of publications LNS RAS collects home and foreign published monographs, reference books, periodicals, conference proceedings, preprints (national preprints are stored during a year, foreign ones permanently), foreign theses and published accounts. LNS RAS does not aquire educational and popular scientific literature. LNS can boast of a rather full collection of foreign scientific literature published since 1973 (the year of the Library foundation). It comprises 80 % of its collection.
For a scientific worker of any RAS organization to work in LNS it is enouph to produce his pass. As to readers working at other organizations they are serviced on contractual basis. For more detailed information on registration conditions call tel. (095)291-33-96 or (095)291-91-93.
The LNS RAS Server - was open in March 1996
Online Public Access Journal Catalogue - is availible now.
Online Public Access Book Catalogue will be availible soon.
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