The Saratov State University V.A. Artisevich Regional Scientific Library contains approximately 3 million volumes including 50 thousand rare and valuable books, more than 3 thousand manuscripts and approximately 2 million Krill Publishing House books dating from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries and ten incunabulum (works of art or industry dating before 1501). The library holdings are managed through a traditional card catalog system an electronic library catalog and supplemented via full text databases with approximately 10 thousand foreign periodical editions and a database of mainly regional information. The 9960 square meters of library floor space offer 746 seats, including twelve (12) reading halls, and interlibrary loan services through 6 library exchanges. The library also houses the Russian Library Association (RLA) headquarters. These assets have established the SSU Regional Scientific Library as one of the leading SSU subdivisions, providing literature and information for scientific research and educational processes as well as a methodological center for high school libraries of the Low and Middle Volga Regions.