The “Mihai Eminescu” Central University Library is the oldest and the largest library in Moldova. The library’s funds totalize over 2.500.000 volumes, of which more than 100.000 are rare books, manuscripts, foreign old books, archives, maps, engravings.
The international opening , which was possible in the ‘90s stimulated collaboration with prestigious institutions of the same kind all over the world, allowing the library to acquire the newest technologies.
Today, the library is an active research centre, due to its free access to important databases like Springer, ProQuest, Ebsco, Scopus, Emerald, ScienceDirect etc.
The documentary activity is carried on in 30 reading rooms with 1320 places, in the main building and its 12 branches. The Central University Library in Iasi is an important part of the academic life of the city, as well as an European information supplier and mediator.