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Contact information

Vinnytsia, 21100, ul. Ostrozhskogo, 32

C o n t a c t s:

  • Head of the library Belous Valentina Stepanovna: (0432) 26-51-98
  • Deputy head Vorobiova Lubov Nickolaevna: 27-59-46
  • Acquisition department: 27-59-46
  • Delivery desk of educational and methodological literature: 27-59-46

In our library one can:

  • Work with documents from the book stocks of the library;
  • Copy data and documents;
  • Receive works that are not preserved in the book stocks of the library via interlibrary circulation department;
  • Use reader catalogues and card indexes;
  • Receive consultations of the librarys specialists;
  • Receive bibliographical and library inquires;
  • Get familiarized with new works at library stands and exhibitions;
  • Receive information about writing candidate and doctoral theses etc.


The library was founded in 1913 as a structural unit of the Teachers Training Institute. In a year the book stock of the library comprised 2032 items. Due to reorganization of the educational establishment the name of the library has been changed several times:

  • 1920-library of Peoples Education Institute;
  • 1930- library of Social Upbringing Institute;
  • 1933- library of Pedagogical Institute named after N. Ostrovsky;
  • 1998-current name.

Structural subdivisions

There are 6 structural subdivisions in the library that carry out complete spectrum of work.


    • Head of the library Belous Valentina Stepanovna

      Graduated from Rovensky State Institute of Culture in 1983

      Employed since 1987

      Took over as head in 2006

    • Deputy head Vorobiova Lubov Nickolaevna

      Graduated from Kiev State Institute of Culture named after Korneychuk in 1986.

      Employed since 2007

      Took over as deputy head in 2009

Departments of the library:

    Departments of the library:

    • Acquisition and scientific literature processing department which comprises acquisition and accounting section, classification and systematization group;
    • Depository department; <>li Department of educational and methodological literature with subdivisions;
      - Delivery desk of educational and methodological literature
      - Reading hall for educational and methodological literature
      - Reading hall for musical art literature
    • Department of scientific literature and fiction with subdivisions;
      - Delivery desk of scientific literature and fiction
      - Common reading hall
      - Newsroom
    • Information end bibliographical with catalog and card indexes
    • Department of information technologies and computer ensuring library processes with electronic information hall;
    • Service of auxiliary and artistic-restoration works.

Book Stock of the Library

Book stock of the library is all-purpose. General number of items 1.01.2016 equaled to 521 . .

The library comprises literature covering different areas of science, namely, pedagogy, psychology, mathematics, physics, philology (Ukrainian, Russian, English, German), history, elementary education, physical education, geography, handicrafts, music, chemistry, biology.

Reference aids

Reference aids of the library are continuously being updated and structured. They include:

  • General alphabet catalog located in Acquisition and scientific literature processing department;
  • General systematic catalog located in catalog room;
  • Systematic articles card indexes located in catalog room;
  • Alphabet catalog located in catalog room;

    18 card indexes that comprise:

  • Electronic publications;
  • Auto abstracts to thesis works;
  • Scientific notes;
  • Diploma works;
  • Educational programs and methodological literature;
  • Authentic texts;
  • Works of teaching staff;
  • Nominates of literary and other prizes;
  • Names of literary works;
  • Quotations (digital version).

Electronic catalog of the library

Electronic catalog of the library of Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University named after the Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky comprises the following user databases:

  • BOOKS - bibliographical descriptions of incomings and basic book stock;
  • ANALYICAL DESCRIPTIONS - analytical descriptions of the articles from periodicals, book and report reviews, analytical descriptions of fiction work collections;
  • PERIODICALS - list of periodicals that include information about accession of different issues;
  • TEACHERS WORKS - bibliographical and analytical description of university teaching staff works; not all publications are preserved in the library;
  • MULTIMEDIA PUBLICATIONS - descriptions of electronic publications. Part of publications are in full text format;
  • IDIVIDUAL AUTHORS (personalia) include:
    - Data about famous personalia of Ukraine and the world;
    - University teaching staff;
    - Personalia of Podillya;
    - Biography of certain personalia;
  • QUOTATIONS - are electronic variant of quotation card indexes, amended by the publications of library book stock, internet publications Aforistica;
  • FULL TEXT FORMAT - complete electronic variant of the text is attached to every bibliographic description of the document;
  • ATOEXTRACTS AND DOCTOR THESIS auto abstracts and doctor thesis according to the following topics: Pedagogy and Psychology, History, Philology, Theory and Methodology of Upbringing , Professional Education, Music , Sport.
  • BOOK STOCK OF RARE AND VALUABLE LITERATURE publications printed before 1922, separate bibliographical descriptions include digital annexes.

Access to electronic catalog data bases is available in library electronic information hall and via library network.

In order to facilitate independent search in electronic catalog via website the library renders the list of information and bibliography developed on the basis of basic data basis and topics.

Formation of university electronic library

Top priority in operations of Computer automation and maintenance department that coordinate the formation of university electronic library is given to:

  • Further integration of innovative technologies into practical activities of the library;
  • Creation of authentic informational resources and their effective application;
  • Development of library informational centre on the basis of electronic information hall , local library and university network;
  • Improvement and constant upgrade of library website;
  • Rendering access to world knowledge system via internet;
  • Computerization of books handing out;
  • Establishing cooperation with university chairs and scientific staff;
  • Establishing feedback with online users via e-mail and Visitors book.

Cultural and educational activities

Cultural and educational activities of the library are aimed at facilitating the development of: civil, political, professional culture of future specialists who are going to work in the sphere of education.

Cultural and educational activities are based on :

  • Higher Education Act of Ukraine
  • National doctrine of education development;
  • State national Education program (Ukraine XXI Century)
  • Decree of Ministry of Education of Ukraine dated January 23, 2004 On the approval of an action plan concerning implementation of Bologna accords in the system of higher education and science of Ukraine
  • Concept of children and youth upbringing in the national system of education;
  • Concept of state target reading skills development program for the period up to 2015;
  • State target national cultural program aimed at creation of sole information library system named Library XXI;
  • Calendars of remarkable and memorable dates;
  • Plan of university scientific and research work;
  • Educational plan and regulations of Educational department.

While carrying out the activities the priority is given to:

  • civil education;
  • ethic education;
  • aesthetic education;
  • professional education;
  • physical education;
  • healthy lifestyle training;
  • ecological education.

All cultural and educational events carried out in 2011 were based on the unity of all spheres of students education. Basing on the primary tasks of university library, all cultural and educational events are aimed at efficient provision of library users with necessary information, support of educational and pedagogical process, building of intellectual, physical, moral, aesthetic personal qualities of the students as well as their pedagogical skills.

The following methods help to achieve the goals described above:

  • books exhibitions;
  • bibliographical reviews;
  • themed and themed commented browsing;
  • discussions, literary evenings, meetings, presentations

In 2015 the library prepared 728 events (conversations, reviews, evenings, presentations etc.). In more details mass activity directions were presented in the proper statistical table.

All events are directed on helping to the educational processes, are conducted in reading-rooms, educational audiences, on departments meetings , during university events. A library forms multimedia virtual exhibitions and viewing, virtual photo-gallery, buktreylery, videoreports, videos-lectures and other videoproducts.

Events reports are published on a website, blog and library's channel on Youtube.

A library is available in social networks: "Odnoklasniki", "Vkontakte", "Facebook". We use social networks with the purpose of establishment of more close contacts with our virtual readers, for popularization of books, reading, libraries. Library specialists conduct virtual marketings researches and express-questioning.

Due to events conducted by a library, students broaden their minds, get new knowledge, which can be used for the studing, research and educational purposes.

Statistics for 2016

Basic data

 General number of readers (calculated by the number of library cards issued)
Among them:
 students 4243
 Includes extramural department student 1211
 Masters 435
 Postgraduate students 34
 Teaching staff 292
 University staff 124
 Librarians 36
 Number of visits (per year) 593634
 Includes requests to the site 314523
 Number of remote users 44511
 Served 40131
 General number of documents handed out (per year) 1000789


 TItlePercent (%)
 Turnover 1,91
 Book supply 101,33
 Reading level 193,69
 Attendance 114,89

Library staff

  All staff 39
  With higher education35
  With library science higher education14
  With undergraduate education 4
  With library science trade education3

Years of experience

Years of experienceAmount
  From 3 to 98
  From 10 to 2011
  Over 20 20
  Full-time employee36
  Improved skills in 2016 years1

Library collection

 Title Amount
  General fund  523566
  Books and pamphlets  451701
  Periodicals  49016
  Magazines   47390
  Newspapers (yearly sets)   1626
  CDs, DVDs   741/833
   Audio-cases   77
   network local documents   7959
   Synopsises of a thesis   8811
   Rare and valuable books   1506
  Science literature 213255
  Educational literature  230121
  Includes in digital format  3886
  Belles lettres  60190
  Publications in Ukrainian    203291
  Publications in Russian  284800
  Publications in foreign languages  35475
   On open access   5660

Increased in 2016

 All entries3113
 In Ukrainian2165
 In Russian818
 In foreign languages 130
 In digital format1177
 Science literature / Synopsises of a thesis3768
 network local documents858
 Educational literature929/1748
 Belles lettres 543
 Periodicals 199/1670
 Magazines 151/1622
 Newspapers (yearly sets) 48
 Exchangable stock 1377 .
 received 1437
 total retirement 3513

Public activity

 Event's nameQuantity
 Total quantity of events per year 564
 subject exhibition 107/2689 presented
  including virtual exhibitions 2/180 presented
 examinations of new literature 144/5604 presented
 including virtual literature 4 /315
 bibliographic examinations 87
 evenings 1
 verbal journals 1
 reading conferences 15/ 817 visitors
 group sessions 185 /4693 visitors
 books' presentations 4
 day of specialists, departments and professorship 10
 calendar of famous and memorable days 20
 including virtual 5
 exhibitions of new aquisitions 99 /598
 references 7885
 thematic references 5071
 including in auto regime 478
 including virtual 18
 bibliographical references constructed 4