The Scientific Library of PetrSU is one of the largest university libraries in Northwest Russia. The Library collection possesses over 2 million documents, including more than 280 thousand journals.
The Scientific Library of Petrozavodsk State University contains books in various fields of knowledge, fiction literature, books in 18 languages (including English, German, French, Swedish and Finnish), special editions, and rare books of the 16th – 19th centuries.
The Library collection is expanded in accordance with the research and education work of the University. Annually over 40 thousand new editions are added to the Library.
Rare book collection has unique hand-written and printed books, albums, journals, sheets, postcards, and currency notes. The collection numbers over 22 thousand books published before 1946.