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About the library

National Scientific Library is a biggest library in Georgia in number of collection items and in space.
It was founded in 1941 and currently contains 3 buildings:


Former Central Library of Georgian Academy of Sciences
Location: M. Aleksidse str.1-4, Tbilisi, 0193, Georgia
Collections: General and science (including humanitarian and social sciences) books and periodicals in Georgian and foreign languages including:
Current and 19-20th century publications (books, journals, newspapers, magazines, maps, etc), copies of ancient Georgian manuscripts, rare Georgian and European books, libraries-collections of prominent Georgian scholars.

Size of collection: about 3.5 Mln items books, 2.5 Mln periodicals.


Science and Technology Library (founded in 1965)
Location: #45 M.Kostava Street, Tbilisi, Georgia
Collection: Patent and standard documents current Georgian, of Soviet period, foreign (USA, Europe, Japan, etc).

Size of collection: about 22 Mln patents

Library-Museum of I. Grishashvili (since in 1961)
Location: #1 Algeti turn, Tbilisi, Georgia
Rare materials (books, cards, newspapers-magazines, posters, photos, disks, maps. etc) collected by Georgian writer and academician Ioseb (Josef) Grishashvili, his personal archive.

Size of collection: about 100 000 items.


Address for communications:

Tel: + (995-32) 2363413 
Fax: + (995-32) 2330135

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:00
Sat-Sun: 11:00-15:00