Structure of the library

  • Functions of the department include:

    • the current, retrospective acquisition of the fund with domestic and foreign documents;
    • recompletion (write-off);
    • licensing of remote databases in accordance with the profile of the university;
    • acceptance, registration, accounting and cataloging of publications coming to the library;
    • book exchange with libraries of medical universities of the republic;
    • registration of replacement of literature lost by users;
    • organization, maintenance and improvement of the catalog system in card and electronic formats;
    • maintenance a database of book availability in the educational process.

    Head of the Department: Sklyar Oksana Leonidovna

        room 106, 107 (1st floor)

       8 (0212) 33-90-34 

       Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
           Lunch break: 13.00 - 13.30
  • Main functions of the department:

    • Serving users in reading rooms and subscriptions using auxiliary funds and the main storage fund;
    • Control over the terms of use of publications and taking measures to eliminate debts, control over the safety of publications;
    • Registration and statistical accounting of readers.

    Head of the Department: Kozlova Natalia Gennadjevna

    The service department consists of:
    • Educational literature delivery desk

      Educational literature delivery desk has a fund of educational literature recommended by curricula for use in the educational process for students at all faculties and forms of education. Its main task is to fully satisfy the needs of users in the educational literature.

      Educational literature delivery desk is doing the following work:

      • re-registration of library users; 
      • lending sets of educational literature to students and listeners for cycle classes, for a semester or an academic year;  
      • individual service.

        a laboratory and theoretical building (1st floor)

        Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 18.00
            Sa: 8.30 - 17.00
    • Scientific literature delivery desk

      Has a fund of scientific, popular science and reference literature.

      Department’s functions:

      • unified point of registration: registering and handing out the university library membership cards to faculty (members), postgraduates, staff members and other categories of readers;
      • serving all types of readers;
      • organizing of thematic book exhibitions.

          room 201 (2nd floor)

         Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00

    • Fiction literature delivery desk

      The department offers classical and modern fiction stories and novels by Belarusian, Russian and foreign authors. Books are organized by genres: historical novels, detective stories, science fiction, adventure stories, romantic novels, children’s literature, folklore, and biographies. The collection is supplemented with new arrivals and donated books. 
      During books exhibitions dedicated to any cultural event, for example, a writer or any story’s jubilee, new arrivals along with interesting publications of previous years are also exposed.

          room 202 (2nd floor)

         Mo-Fr: 10.00 - 14.00
    • General reading room

      The fund of the reading room contains educational literature on the studied disciplines, as well as dictionaries, handbooks and encyclopedias. All categories of users are served in the reading room and their re-registration is carried out. Also thematic exhibitions and exhibitions for significant and memorable dates are organized here.

          room 403 (4th floor)

         Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 20.00
             Sa: 8.30 - 17.00
             Su: 8.30 - 15.00
    • Reading room for periodicals

      The fund of this reading room includes journals on biological and chemical sciences, medicine, social and humanitarian disciplines, as well as republican and local newspapers. The fund also contains a fund of technical normative legal acts (GOSTs, technical regulations, codes of established practice, etc.).

         room 504 (5th floor)

        Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
    • Reading room for scientific workers

      The fund of the reading room of scientific workers contains dissertations, thesis abstracts, reports on research work, collections of scientific papers, conference materials and documents on electronic media. Access to electronic databases is provided in this reading room as well as training seminars and consultations on electronic information resources using are held. Various categories of users are served.

         room  501 (5th floor)

        Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
    • Reading room for foreign literature

      Reading Room of Foreign Literature has educational and scientific medical literature, literature on natural and social sciences in foreign languages. The fund covers all branches of medicine and related sciences: surgery, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, obstetrics and gynecology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, dermatology, histology, pediatrics, cardiology, parasitology and others. The reading room contains literature on hygiene, genetics, biology, botany, biochemistry. Users are offered various reference publications, textbooks, study guides, monographs, atlases.

         room 507 (5th floor)

        Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
    • Reading room for rare books

      The Rare Book collection exceeds 1000 items, including publications that date back to the XIX century. The oldest book of the collection is called “Surgical anatomy charts printed with the permission of His Imperial Majesty Nicholas I” by Ilya Buyalsky. It was published in St. Petersburg in 1852.

         room  505 (5th floor)

        Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
  • Participates in the corporate project for analytical bibliography of periodicals BelAr, as well as a contributor into the corporative database “Scientists of Belarus”. The Department also maintains a database of works of employees of "VSMU", articles from periodicals and collections "Periodicals", provides bibliographic maintenance of lists of publications on the personal pages of teachers on the university website and issues personal and subject bibliographic indexes.

    Head of the Department: Staravojtova Nadezhda Ivanovna

        room  303 (3rd floor), 405 (4th floor)

       Mo-Sa: 8.30 - 17.00
  • Carries out its activities in:

    • information and database services, provision of individual remote access to purchased databases;
    • execution of bibliographic references, including virtual ones;
    • differentiated informing of users (holding Information Days, Chairs Days, presentations, virtual exhibitions);
    • individual informing of users (informing the university administration on issues of higher medical education);
    • assistance in improving the information culture of users (consulting on the search and use of electronic information resources of remote access, educational seminars and trainings);
    • service on interlibrary loan and electronic delivery of documents;
    • manage accounts / profiles of the library in social networks;
    • release of information products: "Information annotated bulletin of new acquisitions", "Periodicals entering the VSMU library".

    Head of the Sector: Glushniova Elena Vadimovna

        room 501 (5th floor)

       Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
           Lunch break: 13.00 - 13.30
  • Provides technological processes for placement, storage and preservation of the main fund of the library. Ensures the completeness of user service by delivery of documents from the main fund to the divisions of the service department.

    Head of the Department: Titova Ludmila Yakovlevna

        room 104 (1st floor), 205 (2nd floor)

       Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00      
           Lunch break: 13.00 - 13.30
  • Carries out its activities in:

    • support and maintenance of  automated library information system  MARC SQL;
    • maintenance and development of the VSMU institutional repository;
    • monitoring and ensuring the safety of databases of the electronic catalog and other databases of its own generation;
    • ensuring the smooth operation of automated workstations;
    • administration of the local network of the library;
    • consulting assistance to library staff in the introduction of new software products;
    • library site administration;
    • provision of paid services of copying, scanning and printing of documents.

    Head of the Department: Kotova Ekaterina Anatoljevna

        room  502 (5th floor)

       Mo-Fr:  8.30 - 17.00
           Lunch break: 13.00 - 13.30

Structure of the library

  • Acquisition and Cataloging Department

    Functions of the department include:

    • the current, retrospective acquisition of the fund with domestic and foreign documents;
    • recompletion (write-off);
    • licensing of remote databases in accordance with the profile of the university;
    • acceptance, registration, accounting and cataloging of publications coming to the library;
    • book exchange with libraries of medical universities of the republic;
    • registration of replacement of literature lost by users;
    • organization, maintenance and improvement of the catalog system in card and electronic formats;
    • maintenance a database of book availability in the educational process.

    Head of the Department: Sklyar Oksana Leonidovna

        room 106, 107 (1st floor)

       8 (0212) 33-90-34 

       Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
           Lunch break: 13.00 - 13.30
  • Service Department

    Main functions of the department:

    • Serving users in reading rooms and subscriptions using auxiliary funds and the main storage fund;
    • Control over the terms of use of publications and taking measures to eliminate debts, control over the safety of publications;
    • Registration and statistical accounting of readers.

    Head of the Department: Kozlova Natalia Gennadjevna

    The service department consists of:
    • Educational literature delivery desk

      Educational literature delivery desk has a fund of educational literature recommended by curricula for use in the educational process for students at all faculties and forms of education. Its main task is to fully satisfy the needs of users in the educational literature.

      Educational literature delivery desk is doing the following work:

      • re-registration of library users; 
      • lending sets of educational literature to students and listeners for cycle classes, for a semester or an academic year;  
      • individual service.

        a laboratory and theoretical building (1st floor)

        Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 18.00
            Sa: 8.30 - 17.00
    • Scientific literature delivery desk

      Has a fund of scientific, popular science and reference literature.

      Department’s functions:

      • unified point of registration: registering and handing out the university library membership cards to faculty (members), postgraduates, staff members and other categories of readers;
      • serving all types of readers;
      • organizing of thematic book exhibitions.

          room 201 (2nd floor)

         Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00

    • Fiction literature delivery desk

      The department offers classical and modern fiction stories and novels by Belarusian, Russian and foreign authors. Books are organized by genres: historical novels, detective stories, science fiction, adventure stories, romantic novels, children’s literature, folklore, and biographies. The collection is supplemented with new arrivals and donated books. 
      During books exhibitions dedicated to any cultural event, for example, a writer or any story’s jubilee, new arrivals along with interesting publications of previous years are also exposed.

          room 202 (2nd floor)

         Mo-Fr: 10.00 - 14.00
    • General reading room

      The fund of the reading room contains educational literature on the studied disciplines, as well as dictionaries, handbooks and encyclopedias. All categories of users are served in the reading room and their re-registration is carried out. Also thematic exhibitions and exhibitions for significant and memorable dates are organized here.

          room 403 (4th floor)

         Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 20.00
             Sa: 8.30 - 17.00
             Su: 8.30 - 15.00
    • Reading room for periodicals

      The fund of this reading room includes journals on biological and chemical sciences, medicine, social and humanitarian disciplines, as well as republican and local newspapers. The fund also contains a fund of technical normative legal acts (GOSTs, technical regulations, codes of established practice, etc.).

         room 504 (5th floor)

        Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
    • Reading room for scientific workers

      The fund of the reading room of scientific workers contains dissertations, thesis abstracts, reports on research work, collections of scientific papers, conference materials and documents on electronic media. Access to electronic databases is provided in this reading room as well as training seminars and consultations on electronic information resources using are held. Various categories of users are served.

         room  501 (5th floor)

        Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
    • Reading room for foreign literature

      Reading Room of Foreign Literature has educational and scientific medical literature, literature on natural and social sciences in foreign languages. The fund covers all branches of medicine and related sciences: surgery, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, obstetrics and gynecology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, dermatology, histology, pediatrics, cardiology, parasitology and others. The reading room contains literature on hygiene, genetics, biology, botany, biochemistry. Users are offered various reference publications, textbooks, study guides, monographs, atlases.

         room 507 (5th floor)

        Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
    • Reading room for rare books

      The Rare Book collection exceeds 1000 items, including publications that date back to the XIX century. The oldest book of the collection is called “Surgical anatomy charts printed with the permission of His Imperial Majesty Nicholas I” by Ilya Buyalsky. It was published in St. Petersburg in 1852.

         room  505 (5th floor)

        Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
  • Information and Bibliographic Department

    Participates in the corporate project for analytical bibliography of periodicals BelAr, as well as a contributor into the corporative database “Scientists of Belarus”. The Department also maintains a database of works of employees of "VSMU", articles from periodicals and collections "Periodicals", provides bibliographic maintenance of lists of publications on the personal pages of teachers on the university website and issues personal and subject bibliographic indexes.

    Head of the Department: Staravojtova Nadezhda Ivanovna

        room  303 (3rd floor), 405 (4th floor)

       Mo-Sa: 8.30 - 17.00
  • Information and Database Service Sector

    Carries out its activities in:

    • information and database services, provision of individual remote access to purchased databases;
    • execution of bibliographic references, including virtual ones;
    • differentiated informing of users (holding Information Days, Chairs Days, presentations, virtual exhibitions);
    • individual informing of users (informing the university administration on issues of higher medical education);
    • assistance in improving the information culture of users (consulting on the search and use of electronic information resources of remote access, educational seminars and trainings);
    • service on interlibrary loan and electronic delivery of documents;
    • manage accounts / profiles of the library in social networks;
    • release of information products: "Information annotated bulletin of new acquisitions", "Periodicals entering the VSMU library".

    Head of the Sector: Glushniova Elena Vadimovna

        room 501 (5th floor)

       Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00
           Lunch break: 13.00 - 13.30
  • Fund Storage Department

    Provides technological processes for placement, storage and preservation of the main fund of the library. Ensures the completeness of user service by delivery of documents from the main fund to the divisions of the service department.

    Head of the Department: Titova Ludmila Yakovlevna

        room 104 (1st floor), 205 (2nd floor)

       Mo-Fr: 8.30 - 17.00      
           Lunch break: 13.00 - 13.30
  • Department of Maintenance and Development of Library Information Systems and Technologies

    Carries out its activities in:

    • support and maintenance of  automated library information system  MARC SQL;
    • maintenance and development of the VSMU institutional repository;
    • monitoring and ensuring the safety of databases of the electronic catalog and other databases of its own generation;
    • ensuring the smooth operation of automated workstations;
    • administration of the local network of the library;
    • consulting assistance to library staff in the introduction of new software products;
    • library site administration;
    • provision of paid services of copying, scanning and printing of documents.

    Head of the Department: Kotova Ekaterina Anatoljevna

        room  502 (5th floor)

       Mo-Fr:  8.30 - 17.00
           Lunch break: 13.00 - 13.30

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