The Scientific Library was founded on June 14, 1932. The primary collection was formed from publications of departments and books donated by the library of Nizhny Novgorod State University named after N.I. Lobachevsky and rich private collections of doctors of the city.
The first director was V.A. Druzhkina. A great contribution to the development of the library was made by highly qualified directors E.A. Chugunova, T.F. Kotova, N.G. Krayushkina. Since 2018, the library has been headed by Gayane Yurikovna Semina, who has a great work experience in this particular library: from librarian to director.
The library provides information support for the educational process and research activities of the University. The staff and students can use the Digital Library of PRMU, which includes full-text collections of the medical literature, including the foreign one. Virtual services are being introduced and they allow you to provide the necessary documents remotely and promptly.
Comfortable conditions have been created for servicing, holding mass events, and independent work of users. Unique multimedia presentations and reviews on the history of medicine are being developed, guided tours of the library collections are being conducted. Training sessions help to navigate the flow of professional information, to choose the best ways to work with it. The library is an open platform focused on the future of Russian medical science.
Over its long history, the Library has moved more than once, priorities in maintenance and staffing have changed. Only the employees remained unchanged. Like 90 years ago, these are intelligent and responsive women who are always ready to help their beloved readers!