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Today, the Center for Russian, Caucasian and Central European Studies Library (CERCEC), in specialized in Russia, the USSR, Central and Eastern Europe. Documents on Turkey and the Ottoman Empire are now part of the Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan and Central Asian Studies Library (CETOBAC).
The CERCEC Library focuses on the history, sociology, demography, and geography of Russia, the USSR, the CIS, Central and Eastern Europe.
The fall of the Communist regimes and the opening of historic archives across Russia and Eastern Europe has sparked new interest for historical research and bringing with it an increase in specialized publications as well as new general works and reference books. Thanks to its active acquisition program, the library has been able to increase its holdings with recent publications in both history and sociology. It has also acquired the first published volumes of the Great Russian Encyclopedia (to be completed in 34 volumes), and created a collection of new archival guides, particularly useful to graduate students as they pursue their research.
EHESS and CNRS researchers and students have priority access to the CERCEC Library. The library is open to outside lectors, if reading room space permits.
On site consultation from Noon to 2 PM, by appointment.
Photo Credits : S. Cirac