Uspensky V. Old Tibetan and Mongolian Collections in the Libraries of St. Petersburg // Asian Research Trends: A Humanities and Social Science Review. No. 6. The Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies for Unesco; The Toyo Bunko. P. 173‒184.
The city of St. Petersburg, which was the capital of Russia for more
than two hundred years, possesses many of the treasure houses of the Russian
Empire, among which are the libraries holding millions of rare books in
various languages. Old Tibetan and Mongolian books are kept in three major
libraries: the Institute of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg State University, and
the National Library of Russia (formerly State Public Library). For a better understanding
of the specific features of St. Petersburg Tibetan and Mongolian
collections, some general preliminary remarks are needed...