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В Музее книги Национальной библиотеки Беларуси. Фото со страницы «Беларусь библиотечная»
У Музеі кнігі Нацыянальнай бібліятэкі Беларусі. Фота са старонкі «Беларусь бібліятэчная»
At the Book Museum of the National Library of Belarus. Photo from «The Belarus Library» page
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Электронное издание по региональной истории Беларуси
Электронное выданне па рэгіянальнай гісторыі Беларусі
Electronic publication on the regional history of Belarus
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Электронное издание по региональной истории Беларуси
Электронное выданне па рэгіянальнай гісторыі Беларусі
Electronic publication on the regional history of Belarus
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Национальная библиотека Беларуси вечером. Фото М. Гучека. БЕЛТА
Нацыянальная бібліятэка у вечары. Фота М. Гучака. БЕЛТА
National Library of Belarus in the evening. Photo by M. Guchek. BELTA
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Поиск в электронном каталоге НББ. Фото А. Дидевича. БЕЛТА
Пошук у электронным каталогу НББ. Фота А. Дзідзевіча. БЕЛТА
Search in the NLB electronic catalog. Photo by A. Didevich. BELTA
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Возвращение коллекции книг из Германии в Беларусь. Фото Н. Абложей. БЕЛТА
Вяртанне калекцыі кніг з Германіі ў Беларусь. Фота Н. Аблажэй. БЕЛТА
Return of the book collection from Germany to Belarus. Photo by N. Ablozhey. BELTA
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Итальянские старопечатные издания эпохи Возрождения. Фото В. Толочко. БЕЛТА
Італьянскія старадрукаваныя выданні эпохі Адраджэння. Фота В. Талочкі. БЕЛТА
Italian early printed editions of the Renaissance. Photo by V. Tolochko. BELTA
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Фонд редких изданий Национальной библиотеки Беларуси. Фото Н. Петрова. БЕЛТА
Фонд рэдкіх выданняў Нацыянальнай бібліятэкі Беларусі. Фота М. Пятрова. БЕЛТА
Fund of rare editions of the National Library of Belarus. Photo by N. Petrov. BELTA
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Национальная библиотека Беларуси. Фото Р. Насибулина. БЕЛТА
Нацыянальная бібліятэка Беларусі. Фота Р. Насибуліна. БЕЛТА
National Library of Belarus. Photo by R. Nasibulin. BELTA
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В Национальной библиотеке Беларуси. Фото Г. Жинкова. БЕЛТА
У Нацыянальнай бібліятэцы Беларусі. Фота Г. Жынкова. БЕЛТА
In the National Library of Belarus. Photo by G. Zhinkov. BELTA

Resources of the National Library of Belarus

The National Library of Belarus is the main library of the country, republican information, sociocultural and sociopolitical center. Its collection counts over 9,8 mln items (printed editions, manuscripts, microfilms, digital and other types of documents) of Belarusian and foreign origin in more than 80 languages. The information on the most significant digital resources and databases of the NLB is given below.

Belarus in persons and events

The database contains factographic information about outstanding persons, who contributed to the scientific, cultural and spiritual heritage of Belarus; important events in economic, public, political, cultural and other spheres of country’s life; memorial complexes, monuments of history, culture and nature; professional ensembles and others. Text information is added by illustrations and hyperlinks.

Belarus in the First World War

The resource contains materials from the collection of the library: books, magazines, iconic documents of 1914–1947. About 70 editions and 150 images (illustrations, cards, photographs and lithographs) are digitized. The selection of digital literary works by Belarusian authors is of special interest, considering the fact that a lot of them witnessed those tragic events. By the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the resource has been completed with a new section dedicated to commanders and military leaders natives of Belarus.

Biblioteki Respubliki Belarus i zarubezhnyh stran (Libraries of the Republic of Belarus and foreign libraries)

The database contains information on the libraries of Belarus and foreign countries, contact information of their heads and information on digital information resources, produced and/or acquired by the libraries of the Republic of Belarus.

Goroda Belarusi na otkrytke kontsa XIX – nachala XX veka (Cities and towns of Belarus on the postal cards of the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th centuries)

The resource provides digital copies of iconic documents from the collection of the National Library of Belarus.

The life of of Vincent Dunin-Martsinkevich

Digital resource dedicated to the life and activity of Vincent Dunin-Martsinkevich (1808–1884), poet, playwright and the founder of the national music theater. It contains bibliographic information, digital copies of author’s works, illustrations and factographic material.

«Zapavetny napeu, zapavetnaya dal'… Belavezhskaya pushcha» (Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park)

The resource is dedicated to the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Parkunique, natural site entered into the UNESCO World Heritage list. It offers bibliographic, factographic and full text information on the history and present state of the reserve, as well as illustrations, archival, audio and video documents.

Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas – classics of the world literature

Digital resource dedicated to the 130th anniversary and life of the classics of Belarusian and world literature Yanka Kupala (1882–1942) and Yakub Kolas (1882–1956). It contains bibliographic information, digital copies of lifetime editions, pictorial, literary and factographic material.

Kniga Belarusi XIV–XVIII vekov(The Book of Belarus of the 14th–18th centuries)

This is a full text resource including digital copies of rare and early-printed documents from the collections of the National Library of Belarus.

Moda i vremya (Time and fashion)

The collection contains electronic copies of domestic and foreign publications from the funds of the National Library of Belarus – books, magazines, art publications, articles and illustrations, which describe fashionable styles of women's, men's and children's clothing. Chronological coverage: XVI–XX centuries. The electronic collection is complemented by the exhibition "Belarusian Embroidery", which contains the collection of the workshop "Elen Carotte". The collection is part of the project “Culture and Art: Electronic Collections of the National Library of Belarus”, which is aimed at popularizing the documentary heritage of Belarus, its history and culture and includes such collections as “Belarusian Literary Heritage. Magazines of 1919–1939 " and the electronic collection “Masters of Belarusian Culture. Evgeny Glebov ”, which presents a collection of digital copies of manuscripts by composer Evgeny Aleksandrovich Glebov – one of the most prominent representatives of the musical culture of Belarus of the XX century.

The heritage of Napoleon Orda

Digital resource is dedicated to the life and activity of Napoleon Orda (1807–1917), composer, professor and artist. It contains bibliographic information and digital copies of lithographs depicting famous places in Belarus of the 19th century.

National Library of Belarus in printed and digital media

The database contains publications about the activity of the National Library of Belarus from printed/digital national and foreign media.

The life of Franciszek Bohuszewicz

Digital resource dedicated to the life and activity of poet and publicist Franciszek Bohuszewicz (1840–1900). It contains bibliographic information, digital copies of author’s works, illustrations and factographic materials.

Memory Books of Belarusian Provinces

The resource offers digital copies of the following collections:

Pamyatny'e knizhki Vilenskoj gubernii (1845–1915) Memory books of the Vilna province (1845–1915);

Pamyatny'e knizhki Vitebskoj gubernii (1861–1914) Memory books of the Vitebsk province (1861–1914);

Pamyatny'e knizhki Grodnenskoj gubernii (1847–1915) (Memory books of the Grodno province (1847–1915));

Pamyatny'eknizhki Minskoj gubernii (1845–1916) (Memory books of the Minsk province (1845–1916)

Pamyatny'e knizhki Mogilyovskoj gubernii (1853–1916) (Memory books of the Mogilev province (1853–1916)

The are also illustrations, reference and information materials reflecting the development of the regions.

Pamyat pylayushchih let (Wartime memories)

The project prepared for the 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War gives a chance to see the events of the Great Patriotic War through books and periodicals of that time, leaflets and handwritten materials, private documents and official records, posters and wall newspapers, photographs and songs.

Podpolnaya i partizanskaya pechat Belarusi(Underground and partisan press in Belarus) 

The resource provides digital copies of underground and partisan press (leaflets, magazines, newspapers) from the collection of the National Library of Belarus, Museum of the Great Patriotic War, National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.

The poet of beauty and harmony

Digital resource dedicated to the life and activity of poet Maxim Bogdanovich (1891–1917). It contains bibliographic information, digital copies of author’s works, poet’s autographs, illustrations and factographic materials.

Regional History of Belarus in Documents and Materials of the Vilna Archeographic Commission (1864–1915) and Activities of the Vitebsk Scientific Archival Commission (1909–1919): Documents and Materials

There are the result of a national research project on virtual reconstruction of documents and material on the local history of Belarus for 2015–2018.They contains bibliography, factual and reference material, biographies, scientific papers, digital copies, bibliography, historical and analytical information.

The electronic publications about local history are available in the kiosk of the library, located on the ground floor next to the central entrance, or by subscription.

Book Collection of the Sapieha family

The resource provides following materials on the history of the Sapieha family: the book catalogue from the collection of the Sapieha family, full text copies of the most valuable editions from the collection of the National Library of Russia, the materials on genealogy and bibliography on the history of the Sapieha family and their library.

Sluckoe Evangelie: belorusskaya rukopis XVI v. (Slutsk Gospel. Belarusian Manuscript of the 16th century)

The digital resource offers materials of the joint scientific projects of the National Library of Belarus and Institute of Language and Literature named after Yakub Kolas and Yanka Kupala of NAS of Belarus “Slutsk Gospel (16th century) as the monument of language heritage of Belarusian people”. The resource contains digital and transliterated texts of the Slutsk Gospel, code and linguistic description, dictionary, bibliographic information. The project was implemented by the blessing of the Most Reverend Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus Philaret, now the Honorary Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus.

The year 1812 in the history of Belarus

Digital resource, offering over 200 editions in different languages, including digital copies of 50 books, 20 of which come from the Ivan Kolodeev's library. The virtual gallery contains digital copies of iconic documents on the 1812 war.

Uchenye Belarusi (Scientists of Belarus)

Factographic resource, containing information on scientists; scientific workers and university professors – authors of scientific publications; universities and structural subdivisions, where scientists are employed; scientific families.

Юзаф Ігнацый Крашэўскі (1812–1887) = Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski = Юзеф Ігнацій Крашевський = Юзеф Игнаций Крашевский

Digital reconstruction of one of the most outstanding figures of the 19th century Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski – author, historian, artist, editor, publisher, member of the Krakow Academy of Sciences, whose activity is connected with Belarus, Poland, Ukraine and other countries. The resource offers bibliographic information in Belarusian, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian languages. It provides the description of life and activity, digital collection of iconic and note documents, as well as author’s works in Polish and Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian translations.

The 1588 Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

The virtual book exhibition is dedicated to the Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania of 1588 the outstanding monument of legal, literary and linguistic culture of Belarusians. The exhibition represents more than 250 documents: books, brochures, periodicals, theses abstracts in Russian, Belarusian and foreign languages. All documents are presented in two sections: thematic and by types of documents. The record of the document includes the storage code of the National Library of Belarus and a hyperlink to the full texts or to the content of the document. The chronological coverage of documents, materials and publications presented at the exhibition is about 400 years.