Access to the Library’s world-famous collections and services is through our reading rooms. We are not a lending library, so you can view collection items in our reading rooms but not take them home.
Our reading rooms are available to visitors 14 and above years of age. If you wish to use the reading rooms you must register and get a library card.
We have 32 reading rooms in four buildings. Within the rooms, you can view items from our collections; get assistance from our qualified specialists; access electronic resources including our online catalogues, digital library, remote subscription resources; use our computers and Internet for free. At our Copy Service Desks, you can photocopy, scan, microfilm collection items and print copies. Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms.
The Library is open:
Monday–Friday — from 9:00 to 21:00;
Saturday, Sunday — from 11:00 to 19:00.
The library closes on public holidays and last Tuesday of each month.
On pre-holidays, library is open from 9:00 to 16:00.