P1160033Kalashnikov ISTU library was founded in 1952. It is the largest technical library in the Udmurt Republic. Its role in educational process – to assist the university in educational activities and research, in training highly skilled specialists and education humanization.

Today the library consists of 12 departments, 2 branches and 22 departmental offices. It contains material and information relevant to the whole range of courses at the university. Over 20,000 users annually get over 800,000 copies of scientific books, textbooks and teaching aids, on CDs as well, and over 300 titles of periodicals. Every day the library serves nearly 1,000 readers in 6 circulation departments, 7 reading rooms, 3 computer rooms.

The electronic catalog of the library comprises 14 databases with over 500,000 entries. The library LAN is integrated into the university network with Internet access. The readers can use the information services center with DED (document electronic delivery) sector and get access to dissertation database, as well as to operate copying machines, scanners and printers.

The library staff is 60 persons providing informational and bibliographical, as well as cultural and educational services. They actively participate in workshops and conferences in Izhevsk and neighboring regions. The work of the library is aimed at the support of educational process and researches with modern information resources and potential development.