Belarus

Albaruthenica

The volume of the Belorussian collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek can be merely estimated. It amounts to approximately 20,000 monographs, among them around 6,000 works in the Belorussian language. The collection is complemented in targeted manner by around 400 works per year, in particular from the fields of history, politics, regional studies, philology and more. Among these, only around 45 percent are constituted by works in the Belorussian language, which is owed to the predominant Belorussian-Russian bilingualism of the country. The monographs of the collection are complemented by around 200 periodicals. The majority of the holdings is still constituted by printed works, but an increasing number of publications become available in electronic form as well. There are a smaller number of microfilm recordings of predominantly older works, but also further relevant resources such as maps, images, etc. The majority of the Albaruthenica held by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek was produced in the 20th century or later.


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