144 religious manuscripts on paper of Russian or European production; 6 series: Liturgical and Prayerful Texts, Canon Texts and Monastic Rules, Writings on Christian/Old Believers’ Ethics and Moral, Religious Controversy, Religious Poetry, Personal Papers. Late 15th century, between the 17th-20th centuries. Since 2005 the books have been keeping in the Special Collections Department of TSU SL. The identification numbers and brief information (inventory numbers, titles, dates) are given to each book. The information is in the TSU SL e-catalog. Skit Library is singled out as a separate book collection in the chronological arrangement. 144 volumes; 6 series: Liturgy and Religious Rites, Canon Texts, Writings on Christian/Old Believers’ Ethics and Moral, Religious Controversy, Religious Poetry, Personal Papers.
The collection's owner is a community of Old believers-pilgrims living in the Tomsk-Chulym taiga. TSU has been conducting research of the community since 1985; since 2005 the community has been giving some of their manuscripts as a sign of a confidence to university researchers.