From our new acquisitions (selection)
We hold a unique and growing collection of over 160'000 media - historical and new books, journals, newspapers and other media, both in Western and East European languages. Most items are available to be borrowed locally or ordered to other libraries.
Our collections comprise:
- Introductory texts, reference works and research literature in English, German and French as well as in most Central and Eastern European languages from Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe (over 100,000 books)
- 500+ journals from and about Eastern Europe (printed and/or digital), 200+ of which are current periodicals
- A historical collection of 300+ Eastern European newspapers focusing on the period from 1950 to 1990
- A large number of databases and other electronic resources on the politics, history and society of Eastern Europe
With its Rossica Europeana, the SOB also houses a valuable special collection of publications, maps and charts portraying Russia from a (Western) European perspective (approx. 16th to 19th cent.)