The Scientific Library of Tobolsk Museum-Reserve, after a three-year break, was reopened on April 8, 2011. The library is housed in the renovated Main (Hospital) building of Tobolsk Prison Castle, historical and architectural monument of the mid-nineteenth century.
The pride of the Library is its unique collection that includes over 54 thousand editions, 35 thousand of which belong to the category of rare and unique. These are books of the XVII and the first half of XX centuries; periodic editions of the XVIII-XX centuries; collections of books that belonged to well-known Siberians, to Tobolsk Provincial museum; collections from organizations closed at the beginning of the XX century. The book fund is placed in three book-depositories equipped with modern technologies. Historians, ethnographers, archeologists can find here needed information about Siberia. The reading hall of the Scientific Library is convenient and comfortable both for visitors and employees.
The Scientific Library has an exposition "Provincial library"; it is a reconstruction of Provincial library interior at the end of XIX - beginning of XX centuries. There is also a constant exposition "A.S. Sukhanov's Office”, the interior is recreated according to the photographs. This hall is used to hold presentations, meetings and conferences.
"A.S. Sukhanov's office" serves to perpetuate the memory of Tobolsk social activist, the Deputy of the IV State Duma of Russia (1912-1917). Alexey Stepanovich Sukhanov greatly contributed to cultural development of Tobolsk: he kept a bookstore, a printing house, opened a public library (1886), National library (1891), he initiated the opening of Sunday school for adults and the construction of National audience building. The recreated interior of the office includes original collection of more than 600 editions from A.S. Sukhanov's libraries. The collection consists of editions of Russian and foreign classics, books in foreign languages, books on geography, history, I. I. Krasovsky’s collection with unique autographs.
In the showcases of the reading room there are editions and museum exhibition items on a theme of an exhibition project.
Adress: Red Square 5, building 2, Tobolsk
Open: from 10a.m till 5 p.m. Day off – Monday.
Contact information: chief librarian - Galina Lepova Vasilyevna, ph.: +7(3456) 22-37-10, 22-37-67