July 11, 2017:
A group of Italian students (Pescara and Chieti, Gabriele D'Annunzio University) visited the National Library of the Republic of Karelia. Young people study at a Summer School of Russian Language organized by the Institute of Philology of Petrozavodsk State University. Guests got acquainted with library’s history and visited reading halls of the library. At the the Department of Information and Reference Service students learned to use online services and get access to the electronic catalog and full-text databases. Acquaintance with the local history fund and unique editions of the rare book sector made an indelible impression on visitors. Hopefully the time spent in the library was not in vain for the Italian guests, because they learned a lot of new and interesting information and also got the opportunity to practice in Russian.