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"Dnipro" Club visits the library

To the 100th anniversary of the library the excursion"Scientific Library: a journey through time" was held for the members of the Dnipro club, graduates of different years of DNU. 14 members of the club under the direction of V. Ekshov got acquainted with the history of the library and visited its different departments. The guests learned about the structure of the library and its modern services. The department of foreign literature with collections of foreign editions in different languages ​​and reading rooms with sets of periodicals from the middle of the 20th century attracted lively interest. The department of rare books impressed everybody. The prepared exhibition in the amount of more than 20 books of the 17th - early 20th century was represented by unique books from the library of Archbishop E. Bulgaris, the library of Prince Grigory Potemkin and prohibited publications from the private collection of the Schweinitz family, as well as books with inscriptions and publications from private collections of Ekaterinoslav leaders of the 19th and early 20th centuries (I. Akinfieva, the Egorov family, A.S. Sinyavsky, S.I. Halperin). Valuable and unusual books by T. Shevchenko and I. Kotlyarevsky  aroused lively interest among the guests.  The book created in 1914 by Ekaterinoslav scientists-chemists L.V. Pisarzhevsky and N.D. Averkiev left stunning impressions. This book was given as a gift with an inscription to Prince M.P. Urusov. Visitors liked not only the library building, but also the space around the building. They took a lot of photos and left pleasant reviews. The guests left the temple of science having presented two new editions to the library collection.

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