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opening hours Monday-Friday 9.00-16.00

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Dear freshmen!
Welcome to the university family! Your first school year is about to begin. It is not easy, but the start is very important to overcome the entire distance. Therefore, be patient and persistently overcome difficulties, and we will help you! We invite you to become our readers and use all the resources and services provided by the library.
In order to become a full-fledged user of the library, you need to get a reader's card in the department of educational literature of your field. It gives the right to take literature home and work with a "living" book. To get to know the library, we conduct group and individual tours, accompany mass events.
We understand that some of our potential readers are unable to get to the library, so we provide consulting services in finding the necessary information online:

  • we carry out thematic selection of literature;
  • we send scans of articles and fragments of books;
  • we help in compiling lists of literature;

Send your inquiries to
e-mail address of the library
in personal messages on the page of the scientific library of DNU
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To get information about the availability of the required literature online, you need to go to the website of the scientific library, find the section "Electronic catalog" and create a request. It is also possible to use traditional catalogs and file cabinets in the library premises.

We are waiting at the address:
St. Kazakova, 8.

The library is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Saturday and Sunday are weekends.



We are pleased to inform our users that free trial access to Research4Life programs was activated for six months in May.
As a result, students and staff of the university will join one of the world's largest collections of scientific and technical literature, offering well-known scientific publications.
We invite our readers to the scientific library to obtain a password to log in to Research4Life resources.




The scientific library was visited by teachers, graduate students and staff of the Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University and its departments, which are temporarily located in our city and work remotely with their students.
In order to acquaint them with the university book collection, its history and the services of Acting Director Lyudmila Luchka and Head Department of Fiction Svetlana Sobol conducted a tour of the library.
A small selection of publications was prepared for educators - the first books of Ekaterinoslav University, modern highlights of publishing and examples of student projects created on the basis of the library.
The participants were interested in the process of obtaining books in the scientific and artistic departments, the content of the library's website and the search for literature in the electronic catalog.
During the meeting, the tourists had a lot of interesting and unexpected questions, which provoked a lively discussion between guests and staff. The result of pleasant communication was the expansion of the readership of the university library and understanding of the important role of reading during hostilities.


Good news!!!

Finally, we received new local lore space.
Thorough publication of the famous researcher on the history of our region Valentina Lazebnyk "Honorary Citizens of Katerynoslav 1868-1917".
Almanac 2020 At the turn of the epochs , consisting of 8 issues by Oleg Repan, Maxim Kavun, Igor Kochergin, Valentina Lazebnik, Valentina Starostina, Marina Grinchak, Tatiana Portnova and Alexandra Dvurechenskaya.
The second book by Maksym Kavun from the series "Gardens and Parks in the History of the Dnieper" entitled "Sevastopol Park - the city pantheon of the Dnipro".
We truly thank the Museum of the History of the Dnieper for the wonderful editions donated to the university collection!
We wish the authors and compilers new interesting searches and the embodiment of their results for the further revival of the historical memory of the Dnipro.

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To the readers' attention! The Scientific Library of DNU named after Oles Honchar received the next issue of the journal the "Ukrainian Quarterly". It is the only journal in English language which follows the events in Ukraine. It proposes a lot of objective articles which were written by well-known writers and scientists about our country from the international point of view. The task of the "Ukrainian Quarterly" is to inform about actual political, economical and cultural problems in Ukraine. The journal has been publishing in New-York since October 1944. It is kept in the department of foreign literature.


putrya We invite everyone to visit the exhibition of Sasha Putrya's paintings "Bright creativity of a short life" where you can enjoy and feel the world through paintings. Talented girl artist Sasha Putrya was born on December 2, 1977 in a creative family. Her father is an artist and her mother is a musician. Raised on a fertile creative ground, the girl developed quickly, surprising both parents and friends - artists.
At the age of three, she was already holding a pencil and a brush well in her hands and was drawing without stopping, often covering everything with paints. «When I grow up», she said at the time, «I will definitely become an artist and paint from morning till night. Even at night». Sasha Putrya lived only 11 years. During her short life she created 2280 drawings and compositions, as well as many portraits and cartoons in sketchbooks. She drew book graphics, greeting cards, architectural and animalistic pictures, made minting, wood-burning paintings, works from plasticine. More...


1 We truly thank Valery Serhiyovych Kovalenko (Associate Professor of DNU) for his book gifts: "Deans of Chemistry Faculty in Oles Honchar Dnipro National University " (2021) and "Scientists of Dmukhailivka" (2018). Special thanks to the authors: professors V.F. Vargalyuk and A.I.Butler, associate professors V.S.Kovalenko and N.V.Stets. The monograph "Deans of Chemistry Faculty " contains 10 essays devoted to life, main scientific and pedagogical achievements of the deans of DNU, from 1933 to the present.




«Better to be ahead than to catch up»

Michael Yangel

Mikhail Kuzmich Yangel was born 110 years ago, on November 7 (October 25), 1911. He the first head and chief designer of Yuzhnoye Design Office, which now is named after him. Several classes and generations of strategic combat missiles have been created under his leadership. When designing, it was supposed to use them as carriers of spacecraft, which led to the appearance of artificial earth satellites ("Cosmos", "Cyclone", "Zenith"). More...


This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Babiy Yar tragedy.

1In connection with this anniversary, mourning events will take place on the 6th of October. Babiy Yar is one of the most terrible and most famous symbols of the Holocaust. During the Nazi occupation of Kiev (1941–1943) it became the place of mass executions of civilians by the Nazi occupiers. The first mass execution of Jews in Babiy Yar was carried out by the Nazis on September 29, 1941. And in just two days (on September 29 and 30) more than 30000 people were shot. During the entire occupation about 100000 people were executed (Jews, Gipsies, the Red Army prisoners, psychiatric hospital patients, civilian hostages, Ukrainian nationalists and Soviet partisans, prisoners of the Syrets concentration camp).
In memory of the victims, the library has prepared a book exhibition called "Candle of Memory", which presents books on the history of Kiev and Ukraine, and most importantly – books about those terrible days. More...


The same Makarov

МакаровSeptember 12 marks the 115th anniversary of the birth of the General Director of Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant, an honorary citizen of our city, Laureate of Lenin and State Prizes, twice Hero of Socialist Labour, Honored Machine Builder of Ukraine, Knight of the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, Alexander Makarov.
We invite everyone to the library who wants to learn more about the history of rocketry in our city and about the world-famous and charismatic person - Alexander Makarov. More...


War through the eyes of witnesses

1World War II ... It came to Ukraine on June 22, 1941, 80 years ago. In fact, this is a long period of time - the life of a whole generation. The events of those turbulent years are moving away from us and become like myths and legends. In order to find out the real history, one must turn to "oral history", that is, to the memories of witnesses of historical events, to their experiences, views and beliefs. They are recorded in collections of archival documents, letters, diaries, photographs and memoirs of World War II participants.
Such publications are presented at the exhibition "War through the Eyes of Witnesses". They are the catalogue of "Letters from the Front" from the funds of the Historical Museum, documents from the times of occupation in Dnipropetrovsk region, testimonies of Ukrainian prisoners of the Mauthausen concentration camp, materials and memories on persecution and murder of gypsies, the massacre of civilians in Babi Yar; the memories of a Ukrainian woman, the famous American embroidery artist Anna Kulchitskaya, about the misadventures in German captivity; a collection of photographs from the funds of the Museum "Memory of the Jewish People and the Holocaust in Ukraine" entitled "New Nazi order " in the cities of Ukraine" and many others. All these documents testify to the life and struggle of Ukrainians during the Second World War. These are the most reliable documents of the era. More...



On June 12, 2021, the scientific library took part in the university event «DNU-fest». The library presented books on the history of the university and its faculties. During the event we had very interesting and useful communication with future students and their parents, many of whom were graduates of the university. They enthusiastically mentioned the library, its spacious and bright halls, and its rich book collection. Everyone who came to the exhibition received information about the rules and services of the library. Young people took part in a historical and literary quiz with small sweet prizes and received flyers. More...


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Welcome to the reading room of natural, technical and economic sciences! More...



New theses are in the reading room for teachers . More...


May 28 marks the All-Ukrainian Day of Local Lore.  On this day in 1925, the First All-Ukrainian Conference on Local Lore began in Kharkiv.  Ukrainian Committee of Local Lore was established.  It is from this day that the National Union of Local Historians of Ukraine counts down its history.
Nowadays, communication and holding of mass events are complicated due to quarantine restrictions.  But even in distance format, local historians  find opportunities for reseach work, active communication, publication of interesting and useful information.
The library has prepared an exhibition "My Little Motherland" devoted to this date. The exhibition  presents  scientific achievements of researchers of our region: Victor Zaruba, Irina Kovaleva, Natalia Romanets, Viktor Veklenko, Ivan Storozhenko, Oleg Repan, Alexander Kharlan, Varfolomiya Salauvach  Hanna Shvydko, Serhiy Svitlenko, Oleksiy Shlyakhov, Valentynia Starostina, Vadym and Volodymyr Manyukiv, Maksym Kavun, Mykola Chaban, Valentyna Lazebnyk and many others.
We sincerely congratulate our  historians, wish them new creative achievements, unusual scientific research and interesting publicatio


Today is May 25 - Philologist Day. The library congratulates Faculty of Ukrainian and Foreign Philology and Study of Art on the professional holiday!
We truly thank the Department of Ukrainian Literature. On this holiday it added a new book to the library collection- "A Story about People". These are the proceedings of IV All-Ukrainian scientific conference dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Valerian Pidmohylny's birth. The conference took place on March 26, 2021. The book presents a modern scientific reception of literary and artistic originality of the artists of the Shot Renaissance. The preface of the book is written by Ukrainian poetess, translator and prose writer Lesya Stepovychka and the dean of the faculty, Professor Iryna Popova. In total, the collection contains about 30 articles.
Congradulations to the authors on their professional holiday. May they be successful in realization of new ideas, have poetic inspirat



The Scientific Library received another gift from the Faculty of Systems and Means of Mass Communication. It is a collective monograph "Mediasphere: Local and Global" (2021).
The monograph presents trends in development of media sphere, reveals a number of applied social and communication technologies which are effective for modern media markets. The book is for students mastering journalism , specialized teachers and for those interested in social communications.
We thank the author's team and the faculty staff for constant fruitful cooperation and joint student projects on the basis of the library



Anniversaries of DNU scientists


May 16 marks the 135th anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Akimov (1886–1955), a zoologist and professor at Dnipro National University.
Vadim Manyuk,  the associate professor of DNU, writes about M.Akimov in his book "Ecological alphabet of Prydniprovya": "An outstanding figure in the environmental movement of Dnipropetrovsk region, one of its founders, a zoologist  worked at Dnipropetrovsk National University from the moment of  its foundation  where he was one of the organizers of the Department of Zoology, since 1925 he  taught a course of  ecology."
Mikhail Pavlovich Akimov was born on May 16, 1886 in the village of Kalinovsky, Luhansk region, in the family of a mining engineer.  From 1908 to 1914 he  studied at the Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Kharkiv University.  From November 1, 1926, and until the early 30's, at the suggestion of Professor L.V.Reinhard, he became the head of  Dnepropetrovsk Regional Inspectorate for the Protection of Natural Monuments, as well as a member of the Ukrainian Committee for the Protection of Natural Monuments. More...


ПоляковMay 1 marks the 75th anniversary of the birth of Nikolai Viktorovich Polyakov (1946-2020) - a scientist-mechanic and mathematician, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor, rector of DNU (1998-2020).

Mykola Viktorovych was one of the leading scientists in Ukraine in the field of liquids and gases research. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal "Dnipropetrovsk University Bulletin", author and co-author of more than 500 works, including 14 monographs, 12 textbooks and 2 textbooks. His scientific work is well known not only in Ukraine but also abroad (the USA, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Ireland, China, Israel, France). More...


The International World Theatre Day

March 27 is the International World Theatre Day established in 1961 on the initiative of the delegates of the Congress IX of the International Institute of Theatre at UNESCO.
This day is traditionally held under the motto “Theatre as a means of mutual understanding and strengthening peace between peoples”. It is not only a professional holiday of the masters of scene, but it is a holiday of millions of spectators.
The art of the theatre is multifaceted and varied. It helps mutual understanding and enrichment of the inner world of each person. More...


Magic of the Needle – Poetry of the SoulLovely women, dear colleagues!
We congratulate you on the wonderful holiday – the 8th of March!

We wish you warmth of the heart, good health, spring mood, happiness, love, well-being, creative inspiration! On the occasion of the Spring holiday in the reading room of social and human sciences a hobby-exhibition "Magic of the Needle – Poetry of the Soul" was prepared.
Embroidering is an ancient art, which is appreciated, passed down from generation to generation, carefully guarded. The beauty of each embroidered work either with threads or beads, is unique, and the embroidery technique itself with its varieties has a lot of centuries. Embroidered pictures and embroidered things never lose their popularity. And it is clear why. On the one hand, embroidering is an art, on the other – it is a hobby which is available for everyone to embody his or her vision of beauty. It can be done without special knowledge, only the desire to embroider is enough.
Embroidering is a flight of the soul when there is a desire to create and give their fine art to acquaintances, friends and relatives. At the exhibition the works of our colleagues Janina Stets and Olga Syuh are presented.
The exhibition includes pictures of floral motifs. These works captivate with the range of colors and craftsmanship that is conveyed through the composition of the embroidery.
Each work is like a holiday! It is a charming music of nature, the world of good and beauty in "the arm of flower tenderness". We invite you to our reading room (room number 406) to get acquainted with the exhibition and we hope that handicraft beauty of our colleagues raise your mood!
The material and the exhibition were prepared by the librarian of the 1st category Olga Syuh. We sincerely thank our colleagues Anna Abramova and Janina Stets.


Poetic evening dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Lesya Ukrainka's birth

On February 23, a poetry evening dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Lesya Ukrainka's birth took place in the library of Oles Honchar Dnipro National University. The event was held as a part of "World of Beauty" Art Room.



On February 9, 2021, the world celebrates Safer Internet
Day under the slogan "Together for the best Internet"

1Safer Internet Day has been held annually on the second Tuesday since February 2004 in the European Union under the auspices of the European Commission. World Safer Internet Day has spread beyond the European continent and is already celebrated in more than 120 countries.
In Ukraine, Safer Internet Day has been celebrated since 2009 with the support of Microsoft Ukraine, the Ministry of Education of Ukraine, youth and non-governmental organizations.
The Internet is an integral part of modern life, so this day is held to unite the efforts of society for the safe and responsible use of the Internet technology, especially among students, pupils and children. Celebrating Safer Internet Day, the reading room of social sciences and humanities presents an exhibition - message: "The Internet is a territory of security." More...


On Valerian Pidmohylny Street (To the 120th anniversary of his birth)


There is a street in our city where only two houses are built.  This is in the neighborhood of the former tire factory.  People had been queuing for their apartments for over twenty years. They already lost hope for housewarming parties, then the Union collapsed and the plant was at death's door. Somehow "the stars came together", the plant's management, headed by V.A. Tyutin coped with building of these two buildings.
When the time came to receive the authorizations to the apartments, almost all future residents were in despair: "We waited, waited, and we have to live under the grave ...".  Prejudices are firmly rooted in our thinking: to make life more fun, street names should be light and bright, "Solnechnaya", "Yablochnaya", "Malinovaya", for example, and not named after V.Podmogilny, unknown to us at that time. More...


We truly thank everyone who supported our library during the year!

Especially to our numerous donators, whose respectful attitude to the book contributed to the qualitative replenishment of our collections.
More than 1000 scientific and fiction publications have appeared on the bookshelves thanks to governmental organizations, local institutions and individuals. More...


November 17 is International Students' Day

1 On the occasion of International Students' Day, the staff of Oles Honchar Scientific Library heartily congratulate our dear students!

We wish you success in science, creativity, initiatives, good mood, optimism and self-realization!

Easy exams and understanding teachers! This holiday brings together and unites young people from all over the world, because, first of all, it is the day of student solidarity that has no boundaries More...


Tourist Ukraine: an unexplored country

2The routine of our life reinforces the desire to travel. Changing circumstances, getting new impressions from what we saw, we perceive in a different way this bright, original world that surrounds us.

      The reading room of social sciences and humanities offers an illustrative exhibition: "Tourist Ukraine: an unexplored country to your attention. We hope it will interest you and you will be able to go on a virtual trip with the picturesque landscapes of Ukraine, where there are many truly unique places where you can spend your summer vacation. More...


Nikolai Prokopovich Vasilenko, Minister of Education and Arts

What do you know about Nikolai Prokopovich Vasilenko, Minister of Education and Arts, who on August 20, 1918 approved the first Charter of Katerinoslav University (now Oles Honchar Dnipro National University).The chairman of the Council of Ministers in the government of Hetman P. Skoropadsky and at the same time acting minister of education and arts, in difficult years of the Ukrainian Revolution, he took care of completing the construction of St.Vladimir Kiev University library, for which he allocated 500 thousand rubles from the state budget. More...



1In early April, the scientific library together with the university community celebrate the birthday of a prominent Ukrainian writer, a graduate of Dnipro National University Oles Terentiyovych Honchar. He was born in Cossack Lomivka on the banks of the Dnieper. It is here that his literary fame began, from here his novels "Modry Stone", "Spring of Morava", "Singer", essay "Graduate Student" and the novel "Flag bearers" left for the world. The creative heritage of the writer is widely represented in the university book collections. The Department of Fiction keeps more than 400 copies of the author's books. The three-volume edition of Oles Honchar's diaries reveals the writer's identity in more detail. More...



1"Books have a destiny" - this epigraph accompanies five issues of the "Catalogue of Old Printed Books", compiled by Evgeny Saminsky, the head of the department of rare books of the scientific library of Dnipro National University. A book is a source of knowledge, human memory and wisdom of thinkers. Among the vast book treasures created by mankind since the beginning of book printing, the ancient ones have a special value - the editions of the 16th - the beginning of the 19th century. The scientific library of our university, having a multimillion collection of multidisciplinary content, preserves unique old printed books published at different times in different countries in different languages.


3On March 6, a regular meeting of the Women's Academy club took place. The theme of the meeting was Chocolate Temptation. Chocolate is so various, but it is always delicious and it is a precious gift to all humanity. Now it is at the peak of its popularity, so this topic is interesting to most people. The participants' stories about the history of chocolate origin, about its healthy and unhealthy properties and about types of chocolate were very interesting to the audience. Chocolate products are surprisingly attractive and varied: sweets, chocolate drinks, chocolate bars and cakes - all these cause gastronomic ecstasy! More...


World Rivers Day

1March 14 is World Rivers Day. The initiator of this event was the American environmental organization International Network of Rivers. The main goal of the holiday is to unite the efforts of people around the world to protect river ecosystems. By this date the scientific literature department prepared the exhibition “Preservation of Natural Heritage”, which presents literature in various fields: protection and preservation of Ukraine’s water resources, history and hydrobiology of small rivers, water, aquaculture and others. More...


We celebrate Maslyana and meet spring!

1 The tradition to celebrate Maslyana (Pancake week) dates back to ancient times when our ancestors connected the beginning of the new year with the agricultural calendar and welcomed joyfully the long-awaited spring days. The tradition of baking pancakes is associated with this holiday because pancakes' shape and colour are like the caressing sun.
The Reading Room of Social Science and Humanities prepared a special installation and a book exhibition dedicated to this holiday where readers and guests of the library can look through literature on local history, national peculiarities of Ukrainian holidays and customs of celebrating the Pancake Week, find various recipes of pancakes, varenyki and dumplings. Більше...



We express our sincere gratitude to Baysar Lyudmila Ivanovna, director of the Regional Center for Foreign Languages of Dnipro National University for donating a new book by John McCain and Mark Salter "The Restless Wave" (2020) and an interesting publication "Women who light the dark" by American author Paola Gianturco. More...


Take part in the charity event "Give the library a new book."

Your charity will help to update the library collection, to familiarize users with the latest books on various branches of knowledge and interesting fiction.
If you are the author of a new book, do not forget about the library where your creative achievements will be stored and will find recognition among readers.
Donations are  received in Readers servicing department and in The Fiction Department
     Address: Kazakova Street, 8, room 110, room 306.

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