On 16 June 2017, the winners of the republican contest "The Best Library of the Year" were awarded at the National Library of Belarus. More than 50 libraries of our republic took part in the contest in 5 nominations. By decision of the jury, the Central Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus was named the winner of the contest in the nomination "The Best Scientific Library".
The NASB Central Scientific Library won victory due to a popular Scientific Ring project, which became innovative both in the field of popularization of science in Belarus and in libraries activities. The main criteria for selecting the contest winners were as follows: the relevance and social significance of the project presented; its efficiency; the effectiveness of implementation into practice; richness of the project content; the innovative component of the project events; the use of new technologies; the attraction of sponsorship, grant funds, etc.