The American library at NaUKMA is open to all visitors; please feel free to refer any   questions, problems, special requests to the staff, who are ready to assist you.

Library membership     

 Persons under 16 years of age with permanent residence in Kyiv or Kyiv region may   apply for the Library membership basing on their parents’ passport(s). Persons under   16 years of age can apply for reading card for free.

 Persons over 16 years of age with permanent residence in Kyiv or Kyiv region may apply for the Library membership. In case you are not permanent resident of Kyiv or Kyiv region and you'd like to borrow books you may bring reference from:

  • place of your permanent work in Kyiv
  • dean's office, if you are a full-time student.
  • In case when the person wants to use materials from the University Library, he/ she needs to bring a letter from the research advisor with the  indication of the research topic.

Persons who have pensioners ID can apply for reading card for free

Membership for a year costs 100 UAH. To obtain a library card you should show a passport with the proof Kyiv or Kyiv region residence. A valid library card entitles you to borrow books and use other library

services. The term of the library membership is one year.

Members have to renew their membership every 1 year and to pay 100 UAH for the next one year term. Any person who do not have permanent residence in Kyiv may obtain membership card and use the American Library facilities but may not borrow books. Non-Ukrainian residents have to present a residence registration valid for at least half a year to borrow books.

Please inform us if there is a change in your name, address or phone number.

Please report immediately if you happened to loose your library card. You will not be held responsible for items borrowed at your card

after the lost was reported.


Book loans are free of charge. Members may borrow 4 books for two

weeks. Loaned materials may be renewed for three times unless previously

requested by another member.

 Patrons can renew their loans online via the American Library website:

Materials that may not be borrowed include reference, games and art albums.


A fine of 1 UAH per day is

charged for any item not returned by the due date.

For damage or lost of a book, a fine of its ten time cost will be charged. It is

also possible to provide the library with the same or appropriate book.

Eating, drinking, and smoking are not allowed in the library. Please do not talk loudly in the library. Please do not talk on mobile phone in the library.

Thank you for respecting The American Library Rules!


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