Zone scientific library of the Tver state technical university - the largest scientific and technical library of Tver and the Tver area. Becoming of library is closely connected with a history of formation and development of the university based in 1922 as the Moscow peat institute. The staff of library that year consisted of one employee, and the library fund of MPI was formed of isolated collections, libraries of establishments and organizations of a peat structure.
In 1958 ŐPI was transferred to Kalinin, transfer of library
fund more than 4 years proceeded.The first librarians
Antonina Ivanovna, Yakovleva Anna Yakovlevna, Sigunyaeva Valentina
Mikhailovna,Leonova Natalia Georgievna have taken out on the shoulders
all difficulties of moving, have carried out complete inventory and
arrangement of the library fund, completed its new editions and did not
stop to serve the readers.
In April, 1965 the Kalinin peat institute was reorganized in polytechnical, that has entailed reconsideration of the thematic plan of acquisition of library. It became the beginning of rough growth of library fund, development of structure of library, increase of quantity of readers.
Since 1976 the Zone scientific library of the TSTU is the methodical centre for 42 high school libraries and more than 300 libraries of average special educational institutions in 10 areas of the Centre of Russia and has the interregional status. Into structure of region enter Bryansk, Vladimir, Ivanovo, Kaluga, Kostroma, Ryazan, Smolensk, Tula, Yaroslavl areas. The methodical study of the library of the TSTU provides close connection between libraries in the decision of a wide circle of questions of practical library activity of all region, organizing scientific - practical conferences, seminars, meeting.
With the purpose of search of
new forms and methods of
work the library constantly analyzes the activity on directions:
optimization of a way of the book, reader's requirement, bibliographic
information: use of various departments of fund; the analysis of
organization of information work, bookproviding of educational process.
From the beginning of the
90-th years at university the purposeful work on humanisation of
education, expansion of the list of socio-economic and interdisciplinary
natural - technical specialities began. Today the TSTU- large versatile
high school,which has carried out transition to multilevel structure of
preparation of the experts. The library of high school lives its life,
participates in all transformations occurring at the university,
actively reacts to them.
The employees of library were
repeatedly marked by the Honourable letters and Letters of Thanks of the
Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, Honourable letters of
the Governor and Legislative assembly of the Tver area, chapter of Tver.
There is in the collective a Deserved worker of culture of the Russian
Federation, Honourable workers of maximum vocational training, Deserved
workers of the TSTU.
Richest diversified fund of the ZNB in 1
mln. 900 thousand copies
contains educational, scientific, reference media, domestic and foreign
magazines, various kinds of the normative-engineering specifications,
patents, reports on research work and skilled - design development,
dissertations and auto abstracts of the dissertations.
Since 1984 the library
receives a paid obligatory copy.
Fund of the rare editions of
the ZNB - one of most unique funds of the Tver area reflecting a history
of development of natural sciences and engineering in Russia XvIII -
beginning of the XX-th century. The basis of rare fund is made by a
collection of the domestic and foreign books on peat XvIII-XIX c.,,
which volume - 1738 names, including 381 in foreign languages; 24 books
are issued in XvIII - XIX ‚‚.
The earliest editions of a collection - " the Composition about
peat " of the German scientist Abilgardt Zeren (1776), " About
peat and its extraction in France " of master of chemistry V.
Shmidt(1858), " the Index of the mainest literature about bogs and
peat bogs of European Russia and their recycling in an agriculture and
industry " (1896), containing 608 names of the books XVII - XIX ‚‚., both many other printed and hand-written
editions on peat and bogstuding, the analogues with which are not
present in the world.
Rare fund is rich also in
technical literature, in
which has found reflection condition of an engineering idea in Russia
XVII - beginning XX in.
Within many years the
scientific activity at the university is accompanied by the information
maintenance on the part of information-bibliographic service of zone
scientific library, the bulletins of new receipts of the literature,
bibliographic indexes, thematic selection of the documents are issued.
The active introduction of
the Automated information-library system began from 1994, that has
allowed to organize service of the consumers of the information in a new
mode. Since 2000 the library works above the project " Information
commonwealth of the Tver libraries ", which program "
Corporate library networks of the Tver region " has received the
grant of Institute " an Open society" of SOROS fund.