THE STATE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL LIBRARY OF UKRAINE
A Ukrainian library of national importance that is included in the library system of Ukraine and in the system of scientific and technical information of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Today, the State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine (SSTL of Ukraine) is a comprehensive library and informational, cultural and educational, scientific and methodical, and reproducing and publishing center which contributes to the development of the fields of science and technology of the state.
Accounting for the importance for the society of library and information resources that have been accumulated over the decades, high results of work performed by library specialists, as well as active and professional scientific and methodological activity in the system of libraries of Ukraine and in the network of scientific and technical libraries, the SSTL of Ukraine is included in the list of institutions and cultural organizations of particular public importance.
Foundation of the SSTL of Ukraine and all further years of its activity are closely connected with creation and development of scientific and technical potential of the state. Demands of economic situation defined the opening of inter-industry technical library of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in March 1935. The Kiev branch was the most advanced among the USSR Narkomtjazhprom State Scientific Library branches founded in 1930-ies.
The SSTL of Ukraine is one of the largest libraries in the country with a unique multi-sectoral stock of scientific and technical literature and documentation, accounting for almost 21 million copies of documentary sources of information. It presents: the largest patent document fund in Ukraine, unique funds of industrial and regulatory documentation, dissertations, research and development reports, deposited scientific papers, national and foreign books and periodicals.
The SSTL of Ukraine constantly participates in international, national and specialized exhibitions, fruitfully cooperates with various institutions, holds presentations and tours around the library, and distributes fact sheets, booklets, business cards, prints information in the press.
SSTL of Ukraine – one of the main libraries of the country with unique multi-sector holding of scientific-technical literature and documentation, which contains almost 21 million samples of documentary information sources. The Library holding covers: the largest patent documents holding in Ukraine, unique holdings of industrial and normative-technical documentation, dissertations, reports on Research Development and Engineering (R and D), deposited scientific studies, holding of domestic and foreign books as well as periodic publications of scientific-technical focus area.
SSTL Ukraine regularly takes part in international, national and specialized exhibition; productively cooperates with various institutions; conducts presentations; the Library tours; and distributes leaflets, booklets, business cards as well as prints information in the press.
Foundation of The State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine and all further years of its activity are closely connected with creation and development of scientific-technical potential of the state. Demands of economic situation in the right-side area of Ukraine defined the opening of inter-industry technical library of USSR (Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics) in March 1935 – Kiev branch which was the most advanced among the USSR Narkomtyazhprom State Scientific Library (SSL) branches founded during decade of 1930.
In 1936 the SSL Kyiv branch holding included 5 thousand samples of publications and provided services to 10 thousand readers. On the eve of 1941 these indexes already reached 160 thousand of publication samples and 20 thousand readers. The holding and the Library building were ruined during the World War Two.