Collection Holder:

Department of the Library Holdings and Services

Time Span:

Microforms of documents from the beginning of writing to the present


About 500 thousand microforms (for 01.01.2019):
more than 200 thousand microfilms; about 300 thousand microfiches.


The microforms collection encompasses about 500 thousand items in Russian and foreign languages. Structurally, it is divided into sub-collections of books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts and rare editions on microforms. Partially represented are microforms of newspapers and dissertations, as well as valuable, rare or highly demanded items that do not have paper equivalents.

Reading Rooms:

Microform Room (165/2, Moskovsky Pr.)

Online Catalogues:


General Author/ Title Catalogue of Books in Russian (1725 – 1998)
If you have not found an item, you can send an inquiry to bibliographers through the online form.

Shelf Marks:

The microforms are held at the NLR shelfmarks beginning with  'Мф' ( 'Mf' ). For instance: Мф К-1/30282

Full-text resources (in Russian):