Department of the Library Holdings and Services
from 1755 to the present
4 464 048 volumes, over 100 thousand titles (for 01.01.2019);
from 1755 to 1950 – 1 449 210 volumes, over 20 thousand titles; from 1951 to the present – 3 014 838 volumes, over 80 thousand titles.
The Russian Periodicals includes printed journals and serials, proceedings, bulletins etc., in Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian. This is the world's largest collection of socio-political, scientific, literary, entertainment and other publications, representing the history of national journalism.
The fund contains 76 journal titles issuing during the infancy period of the early national periodical press between 1755 and 1800 (more than 11 thousand volumes). Many bibliographic rarities are not available in other Russian libraries. Theological periodicals are of unique importance for national culture. The NLR possesses the most complete Russia's set of the Diocesan Gazette (65 titles, more than 80 thousand volumes).
Russian Journals Room (1/3, Ostrovsky Sq.; advance order of publications from 1755 to 1950)
Current Periodicals Room (165/2, Moskovsky Pr.)
Reader Service Desks (165/2, Moskovsky Pr.; advance order of publications from 1951 to the present)
Journals/Serials in Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian
Russian Journals/Serials of the First Quarter of the Ninteenth Century. A Description of the Content
General Author/ Title Catalogue of Books in Russian (1725 – 1998).
See also indexes (in Russian): Periodicals on Economics and Law, Official Periodicals
If you have not found the publication, you can send an inquiry to bibliographers through the requst form.
Full-text resources presenting the collection items:
Diocesan Gazette of the Russian Empire (1860 – 1918)
Fashion Magazines of the 19th – Early 20th Centuries
Other holdings containing publications of the same type:
Central Reference Library
Description of the Collection