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Odesa National Scientific Library

International Relations

The French Centre was opened in the Library in 1998 in accordance with the Agreement with French Embassy in Ukraine. More than 3 thousand modern editions in French are at visitors’ disposal as well as an opportunity of viewing programs on French TV and videos and attend French language courses.

As a result of cooperation, A Reading Room of Contemporary French Literature is functioning in the library. The library has had long-term friendly connections with the French artist Suzanne Savari-Polidori, the honorable citizen of Odesa. Since 1995 the library has been organizing her personal collection of book gifts totaling more than 2 thousand documents on the economy, politics, and the history of world arts.

Window on AmericaEmbassy of U.S.

"Windows on America” reflect partnerships between the U.S. government and Ukrainian libraries.

The Resource Center “Window on America” as part of an outreach program of the US State Department through the US Embassy in Kyiv provides information about the USA, its politics, economy, history, culture, and education.

The Windows on America hosts a variety of events designed to bring Americans and Ukrainians closer together. Regular talks by U.S. Speakers, Embassy staff, Fulbright scholars, Peace Corps Volunteers, and other Americans allow U.S. and Ukrainian citizens to learn from one another as we strengthen the bond between our countries. Our Window on America also provides a venue for other U.S. Embassy outreach activities, including alumni events, photo exhibits, film screenings, and other events that promote a better understanding of the United States. We also organize events on our own initiative/

Information resource center “Window on America” +38 066 3307428

An example of a successful international partnership is the German Reading Room. This peculiar German mini-library opened in Odesa in November 2000 in fulfillment of the tripartite partnership agreement concluded by the Goethe-Institute, ONSB, and the Bavarian House in Odesa. The Goethe Institute has made available to a wide range of users about four thousand books and other information carriers, of which almost a thousand are the latest reference editions.

German Reading Room +38 048 7770696

More than 30 institutions from 25 countries of the world are partners of the library for international book exchange. Among them are the Library of Congress (USA), the National Library of France, the State Library of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), Oulu Municipal Library (Finland), the Romanian Library of Academy of Sciences (Bucharest), the Library of Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw), Varna Regional Library “Pencho Slavejkov” (Bulgaria), the National Libraries of Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and France, the Library of Congress of the United States, the University Library of Bratislava, the Library of the University of Toronto, and others.