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The Slavonic Collections at Cambridge University Library exist to support the curriculum and research needs of the university in the humanities and the social sciences.

The research collections aim to include monographs and serials (both in paper and/or microform), electronic resources, audiovisual materials (when issued with print material), maps and atlases, and some older material for historical research. Although the emphasis on the acquisition of print material is still significant, several types of materials (mostly journals, indexes, and databases) are increasingly being acquired in electronic format.

The collection is estimated at over 140,000 items. This figure includes more than 94,000 items in Russian (including 24,000 books published in the 21st century), 26,000 Polish books (5,000), and 4,000 Ukrainian books (1,400) (figures as of October 2017).

Contact us

Mel Bach
slavonic@lib.cam.ac.uk
Phone (external line): 01223 333081
Phone (internal network): 33081

New books in the Slavonic collections