The library of the Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University, created in 1956, fulfils an important role in organization of many-sided educational process. During 45 years the fund of the library was replenished with new educational and scientific literature. Nowadays it numbers more than 800 thousand volumes.
The Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University has 3 libraries. The library has own 3 separate buildings. One of these libraries is a regional medical library, located at the city center housing more than 700,000 copies of different literature. It has a considerable fund of home and foreign periodicals, author’s abstracts and dissertations, a great number of reference and bibliographical literature. Every year about 20 thousand new books come into the library, 400 home and foreign journals are subscribed.
The three remaining libraries, which are located in the University campus, comprise of a short-term book-borrowing library, a long-term book-borrowing library and a computerized library; where one can find literature on line. These libraries contain more than 800,000 copies of different books, from different parts of the world in different languages etc. The electronic reading hall is connected with the University data bank and Internet. The University supplies her students with all the literature necessary for academic purposes.
Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University library stock includes more than 800 thousand copies of books, journals and theses in the Ukrainian, English, Russian, French and German languages. The important role in providing students and staff members with the teaching literature belongs to the University’s library. The scientific library of the University is an auxiliary for teaching, scientific, informational and culturally enlightening division.
The library work is purposed for building and protecting of book stocks and meeting the readers’ needs and the tasks of teaching and research processes with most possible effectiveness. One of the main tasks of the library is supporting the teaching process and the independent work of the students, which requires an effective interaction with the Teaching division, dean’s offices and departments. The stock formation sector and the textbook loan system keep the card-catalogue reflecting the extent to which the teaching process is provided with books.
The library carries on scientifically based formation of stocks in compliance with the regulations in action and financial facilities, aiming at reaching the ratio of books to student’s 1:1. The Central Board on Methodic of the Ukrainian Health Ministry supplies the teaching literature published in Ukraine, gifted supplies come from charity societies.
The book availability ratio for the teaching process is 1:1 for the following disciplines:
Obstetrics and gynecology, normal anatomy, anesthesiology and reanimatology, bio-organical chemistry, histology, infectious diseases, skin-vinereological diseases, ray diagnostics and therapeutics, micro-biology, neuro-surgery, neurotic diseases, oncology, orthopaedic stomatology, otorhinolaringology, ophthalmology, path anatomy, path physiology, pediatrics, prophedeutics of internal diseases, psychiatry, infant stomatology, forensic medicine, therapeutics, traumatology and orthopedics, urology, pharmacology, phthisiatrics, surgical stomatology, surgery, endocrinology
1:2 for the following disciplines:
English language, biophysics, infant infectious diseases, history of medicine, Latin language, catastrophe medicine, medical psychology, general hygiene, social medicine and healthcare management, therapeutical stomatology
1:3 for the following disciplines:
Dental mechanics materials, practical studies of eye diseases, propedeutics of infant diseases, Physiotherapeutic, philosophy.
A large achievement of the University is the opening of the electronic reading hall connected to the Internet, which affords effective opportunities for perfecting the teaching and research processes. There are several electronic reading hall connected with the University data bank and Internet. A centralized information system is working at the University, uniting 16 computer Internet data banks.
Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University Library is open to University staff and students and registered borrowers. Its reference and information facilities are also open to the public. A bibliographical department puts out bulletins of new coming in of home literature, information lists for social and political chairs. Every year about 100 books exhibitions are organized, more than 75 bibliographical surveys, readers’ conferences, disputes and literature evenings are conducted.