The library was founded in late 1962, as a branch of the
Central Library of the Academy of Sciences.
part of the catalogue is comprised of scientific literature on Precambrian
geology, general geology, mineralogy, paleontology and related sciences:
physics, chemistry, mathematics, and astronomy. Part of the collection
is maps and atlases. The majority of editions are in Russian.
The IPGG Library is the curator of the memorial collection of the Academic
On 1st April 2010 the Library owned nearly 90,000 titles.