The National Library at Chis¸inau holds 418,000 volumes. The Scientific and Technical Library of Moldova, holds 600,000 volumes. The country's largest library, at the State University of Moldova, has 1.82 million volumes, including a valuable rare books collection. The Technical University of Moldova has 1.04 million volumes. The country had a public library system of 1,601 branches in 1995 holding a total of 18.9 million volumes.
The State Art Museum is in the capital. In addition, Moldova has a number of historical and archaeological museums.