The foreign collection of the National Library of the Chuvash Republic comprises more than 35 thousand copies in 50 languages of the world in history, regional geography, medicine, philosophy, literature and other fields of knowledge, and also illustrated books on art.

A wide selection of works of classic and contemporary fiction is offered, including works by Russian authors in foreign languages.

Widely presented is educational and methodical literature: textbooks and manuals of foreign languages, self-study books, phrasebooks, as well as textbooks on history, grammar, lexicology, translation and stylistics of languages. The collection includes encyclopedias, such as Britannica, the German encyclopedia Meyers Kleines Lexikon, the French dictionary Le Petit Robert and dictionaries in different fields.

Foreign Literature Department provides information on various media types (books, periodicals, video cassettes, audiobooks, textbooks CDs for learning foreign languages).