The German-Russian Institute for Advanced Technologies is located in a new spacious 5-floor building with a total area of 19 000 sq. meters built on the university campus in 2013. There are up-to-date laboratories and engineering centers: Siemens Engineering Center, Thuringia Engineering Center, Robotics Lab, Nano-technology Lab, Laser-technology Lab, Quantum Lab, Data Processing Lab. University’s students can attend lectures and seminars in modern and comfortable lecture halls "Tupolev" (450-480 seats), "Gubanov", "Silayev", "Simonov" (100-120 seats) named after renowned figures in the Russian aviation industry - the graduates of Kazan Aviation Institute: Andrey N. Tupolev, Boris I. Gubanov, Ivan S. Silayev, Mikhail P. Simonov. The university library, which is also situated in Building No.8, has a book collection which is unique in its completeness – over 600 thousand copies. It contains the writings of many renowned workers of science, culture, education, philosophy, etc. The KNRTU-KAI scientific and technical library supports training and research conducted at the university, provides access to the world knowledge and information by means of arranging its book stock and introducing cutting edge technologies.