The Geography-Geology Library

Address : B-dul Carol I nr. 20A Iasi, in Building B (3rd floor)
Phone : 0232-201475
Contact : Elena Ungureanu - head of the library
E-mail : ele_ung@

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
Loan at home:9.00 - 19.30
Access at the reading rooms:8.30 - 20.00
Saturday - SundayClosed

The access in this library is based on the CUL Entrance Card valid in the headquarters and in all the branch libraries.


The total fund (2019): 60.867 bibliographic units (books and periodicals)
Number of entries in the database (2019): 26.309 entries

The library of Geology and Geography holds important collections of documents, books and serials, in all fields of Geology and Geography. There are available for the beneficiaries dictionaries, general and specialized encyclopaedias, atlases, maps, bibliographies.

The old books come from the former libraries of the university departments, but also from donations. The oldest work in the funds is De obste gheografie (1795) by Bishop Amfilohie (Hotiniul), as the first Geography textbook in the country. The old foreign book is highly represented, mainly by French and German books: "Reclus Elisée : Nouvelle Géographie Universelle", vol.1-13, 1875 ( Paris ) , "Nouveau Larousse illustrée. Dictionnaire universel encyclopédique," 7 vol. + sup. (Paris).

The library of geography hosts the documentary library Donation E. and M. Cosinschi-V.Rey, founded in 1991 as library of the Geography Department, including books, photocopies, serials, maps, atlases, in a number of 768 volumes received from the Institute of Geography from Lausanne University (Switzerland).

The collections of books and serials are also completed by national and international exchange. We send to our partners (90 partners in 24 countries) the following serial publications: Annals of "Al. I. Cuza" University, departments of Geology, Geography, Papers of "D. Cantemir" Geography Seminar, Factors and pedogenetic processes from the temperate climate.


The library offers to its readers the following catalogues:

  • The online catalogue – the bibliographic descriptions of the publications in the Geography and Geology Library are included in the CUL online catalogue
  • The national online catalogue - RoLiNeST (Romanian Library Network Science & Technology) including the databases of the most important Romanian university libraries.


  • the possibility to consult any document from the collections – in home lending or in the reading room;
  • access to the online databases to which the library has a subscription - ProQuest, SpringerLink,Ebsco, so on;
  • bibliographic information on the field;
  • thematic bibliographies, on request;
  • guide the users in the documentation process – in training sessions organized at the beginning of the university year and permanent guidance ;