The size of the Turkmenian collection can be merely estimated, since the volumes are not marked specially in the catalogue. The collection of literature from Turkmenistan, about Turkmenistan or in the Turkmenian language currently encompasses around 800 volumes and approximately 20, predominantly discontinued, periodicals. The majority of the literature goes back to the time of the Soviet Union. The holdings consist almost entirely of printed materials, there are hardly any electronic media. A number of maps complement the collection.