General information
The library of the G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics of the N.A.S. of Ukraine was founded in 1946 on the base of the Metal Physics Laboratory, A.S. of the Ukrainian S.S.R. In 1955, it was renamed to the scientific and technical library of the Institute for Metal Physics of A.S. of the Ukrainian S.S.R. The present-day name of the library was received in 1996. The library holding is multisectorial. It holds more than 117 thousands of volumes. Over 35% of editions are of foreign languages. The library depository keeps about 400 titles of national and foreign journals. In addition to contemporary editions, the library archive keeps personal libraries and books collections of the leading scientists of the G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics of the N.A.S. of Ukraine. According to its directivity (physical research), the servicing of the researchers and scientific specialists is of first priority.

All the employees of the Institute have a right to use the readers cards. The employees of other institutions can be serviced at the library-reading hall. The library holding is formed with the editions according to the main directions of the professional activity of the Institute as follow:

  • General physics
  • Physics of metals and physical metallurgy
  • Physics of solids
  • Physics of surface
  • Thermodynamics and phase transformations
  • Electron spectroscopy
  • Crystallography
  • Nanomaterials
  • Physical metallurgy and heat treatment
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy
  • Mathematics

The library holding of the Institute includes scientific and technical periodicals, books, authors abstracts of scientific papers, preprints, and publications, which are still in print as well.

Reference aids
The reference aids provide full, multiple-aspect revelation of the holding, using the complex of catalogues and card registers, reference and information funds of editions.

Catalogues and card registers

  • Alphabetic catalogue of books
  • Systematic catalogue of books
  • Alphabetic catalogue of foreign books
  • Systematic catalogue of foreign books
  • Alphabetic catalogue of periodicals
  • Alphabetic catalogue of foreign periodicals
  • Catalogue of still issuing publications
  • Catalogue of authors abstracts and preprints
  • Electronic catalogue for books
  • Card registers of new arrivals of periodicals
  • Card registers for books collections and personal libraries of the Institutes scientists

The following services of the library are at the disposal for the readers: readers card, reading hall, interlibrary loan. The international book exchange takes place at the library as well.

The library invites to cooperation

  • libraries and organizations with a goal of active book exchange according to the profile subject areas;
  • supporters for cooperation on mutually profitable bases.

Hours of service
- from 9:00 to 16:00 (MondayThursday)
- from 9:00 to 15:00 (Friday)
- from 12:30 to 13:30 (lunch break)

Every last workday of every month is a clean-up day, and the readers are not serviced.


Electronic catalog