Dates in History of the Library

1865 - Opening of the Kazan City Public Library.
1906 - Opening of the Islamic Branch of the library.
1917 - Inception of the Central Provincial Library.
1919 - The Islamic Branch becomes City Library № 5, and later, the Mullanur Vahitov Central East Library. The former private residence of the industrialists, the Ushkovs, is donated to the library.
1920 - Assignment of the name V.I. Lenin.
1923 - Inception of the V. I. Lenin Central City Library.
1927 - Creation of a department for the delivery of books to the house, which functions as an independent library.
1929 - Association with the Mullanur Vahitov Central East Library.
1934 - Inception of the V. I. Lenin Regional Library.
- The department for the delivery of books to the house becomes part of the V. I. Lenin Regional Library. The Department for Subscriptions for Scientific Books is created.
- The bibliographic department is created.
1936 - Creation of a methodical cabinet in the structure of the library.
1938 - Creation of a methodical department based on the methodical cabinet.
1939 - Creation of a department for interlibrary subscriptions.
1941 - Renaming of the library the V. I. Lenin Republican Library.
1945 - Opening of the Hall for Scientists.
1959 - Creation of the Patents Department for technical literature.
1960 - Organization of foreign literature items delivered in the Subscription of Scientific Books.
1965 - Inception of the V. I. Lenin Republican Scientific Library (in compliance with the new Charter of the Library).
1966 - Creation of the Department for Agricultural Service Workers.
1969 - Division of the Incorporated Department for Processing Books and Acquisition to two independent structural divisions.
1970 - Creation of the Department of Tatar and Regional Literature.
1971 - Creation of the Accounts Department.
1978 - Creation of the Department of Art and Cultural Information.
1986 - Organization of the annual competition, “The Book of the Year,” for the most popular book in the libraries of the republic.
1987 - Creation of the Department of Arts and Foreign Literature as an independent structural division and the Hall of the Periodical Press
1989 - Opening of a branch on Karl Marx Street, Building 36.
- Creation of the Department of Periodicals based on the Hall of the Periodical Press.
1991 - Inception of the National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan.
1992 - Creation of the Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books and the Department of Hygiene and Book Restoration.
1993 - Creation of the Department of Automated Library Processes, the Department of International Book-Exchange, and the Department of Technical and Agricultural Literature based on the Department for Agricultural Service Workers and part of the Department of Patents and Technical Literature, with the Patent Department acting as an independent structural division.
1994 - Creation of a showroom, a publishing department, a department for marketing, subscriptions (uniting paid subscriptions and interlibrary subscriptions), and sectors for acquisitions of the libraries of the republic and sociological services.
1995 - The Bibliographic Department is renamed the Information Bibliographic Department.
1996 - Creation of the Accounts Division and Management of the Accounts Division.
- Establishment of the publishing house of the NLRT, “Milli Kitap.”
- The establishment of, “The Library Bulletin,” as the newsletter of the National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan.
1997 - Creation of the Services Department (based on the Humanitarian Reading Room, the Department of Technical and Agricultural Literature, and released collections from Subscriptions. The structure is made up of three sectors: Humanities, Technical and Agricultural Literature, and Legal Literature). The Department of Information and Official Documents (includes the sector of Information about Culture and Art as The Center for Information about Culture and Art) and the Academic Council is created.
- The organization of a competition for scientific study relating to library science, bibliographies and bibliology for employees of the National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan, which occurs every two years, is created.
1998 - Acceptance of the Law of the Republic of Tatarstan, “About Libraries and Library Business.”
1999 - Statement of the New Charter of the National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan is decided by the Cabinet of the RТ on December 10, 1999, № 813.
- Opening of a branch on Teatralnoi Street, building 5.
- Creation of the Hall for the Republican Press in the Department of Periodic Editions, subscriptions for the Department for the Study of Tatar and Regional Literature, and the creation of the Center for Legal Information as a component of the Sector for Information and Official Documents.
2000 - Winning of the competition amongst provincial establishments of culture for the award, “ Window to Russia,” nomination for, “Library of the Year,” in the newspaper Culture and the creation of a board of trustees (authorized by the decision of the Cabinet of the RТ in April 2000, № 247, “Concerning a Board of Trustees for the National Libraries of the Republic of Tatarstan”
-Creation of the Multimedia Information Center in the Department of Literature in Foreign Languages, the creation of the Department of Registration and Statistics based on the Division of Accounts and Control, and the creation of the Electronic Reading Room in the Patents Department.
- The organization of the annual competition for the award from the Ministry of Culture of the RТ, “The Leader,” awarding, “The Best CLS of the Year.”
- The organization of the annual competition for the award from the Ministry of Culture of the RТ, “Creative Search,” awarding the most innovative activity in the libraries of the republics.
2001 - Opening of the American Center in the Department of Literature in Foreign Languages and the German Reading Room in the Department of Literature in Foreign Languages.
2002 - Opening of the Internet Center in the Department of Literature in Foreign Languages.
2003 - Opening the Multimedia Center in the Department of Arts.
- Creation of the research service.
2004 - Opening the Republican Public Center for Legal Information.
2005 - The Department of Interlibrary Subscriptions was restructured into the Department of Interlibrary Subscriptions and Electronic Delivery of Documents.
2006 - The internet site of the National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan became the winner of the International Competition of Internet Projects, “Zvezdi Tatneta - Tatnet Ioldizlari -2006,” in the competition, “The Tatar World.”
2008 - The National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan was awarded the Diploma of Participation in the Third International Exhibition Fair of, “The Edition of the Golden Age,” (Ashgabat, Turkmenistan).
2009 - The National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan is the winner of the Third All-Russian Competition of Regional Periodicals of Library-Information Issues in the competition, “Magazines.” The Periodical of the Scientific-Practical Magazine, “The Library Bulletin,” of the National Library received the award.
- The National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan was awarded the Diploma Participant I of the Baku International Book Exhibition Fair (Baku, Azerbaijan).
- The Department of Library and Information Technology was created.
2010 - The Department of Exhibitions was restructured into the Department of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs.
- The Department of Work, Employees and Documentary Maintenance was created.
- The Department of International Book-Exchange is renamed the Department of International and Inter-Regional Book-Exchange.
2012 - Creation of the Department of Corporate Interaction.

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