The Library of the Mathematical Institute has the status of
specialized and central library in the field of mathematics, mechanics and
computer science. The Library collects and keeps necessary scientific
literature, documentation and information.
Library holdings consists of books, journals, and data-bases, as well as the
various electronic editions. The total amount of books by the emd of the
year 2006 is 14457. Most of
them were purchased, the rest have been received as a gift or by exchange or
due to the collaboration with the referative journal Zentralblatt fur
The library contains 605 journals with about 60000 issues in the paper form.
Recently, the electronic access to most of them has been obtained. Anyway,
some journals are still arriving in printed versions, mostly due to the
exchange with other libraries and institutions. The exchanging has always
been essential for the holdings update. The Institute sends two periodicals, the journal
Publications de L'Institut Mathematique and the Yugoslav Journal of
Operations Research (for which the institute is co-publisher) and two
nonperiodical publications Zbornik Radova and Posebna izdanja, to about 300
addresses worldwide for exchange.
Library provides also two reference data-bases - Zentralblatt fur Mathematik
published by the European Mathematical Society, and Mathematical Reviews
(MathSciNet), published by the American Mathematical Society.
The Serbian Ministry of Science has provided Serbian scientists with free
on-line access to about 17000 journals, through KOBSON data-base. Among
those journals quite a few are very important for mathematics, computer
science and mechanics, and some of them are available in Serbia for the