The library provides the scientists with media and scientific information in many forms. While the collections of printed material (books, journals) remain a valuable source of information, the importance of electronic media (especially onlinejournals) has been steadily increasing in recent years. Literature databases (Georef, Web of Science etc.) represent another important source of information, as do various document delivery services. The library collections cover various subject areas (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, meteorology, geosciences, astronomy, ecology, nuclear physics) and contain approximately 28,000 volumes (periodicals, monographs, reports, theses), as well as various microforms, CDs and video tapes.