Monday — Friday: 9:00 to 21:00;
Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 to 19:00.
Number of seats : 75
Telephone: +7(812) 718-85-97
Address: 1-3, Ostrovsky Square, Saint Petersburg
Where to find us: Ground Floor Plan
In the Russian Journals Room, you can view Russian magazines, printed from 1755 to the 1950s, and current periodicals most requested by our readers. The Reading Rooms provides open access to the collection of current periodicals: Russian magazines and serials published over the past ten years. But readers must submit requests for items from the Russian Periodical Collection, published between 1755 and 1950.
Visitors can get information about availability of materials in the Russian Periodical stock and their shelfmarks via the online catalogue of Journals/Serials in Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian and card catalogues. If you need help, ask our Reference Librarians in the Reference Information & E-Resources Room.
You can order copies of our collection items at the Copy Service Desk. We also offer an assisted copy service at the Copy Desk in the Universal Reading Room.
The Russian Journals Room has access to full-text e-databases of Russian periodicals. Readers can consult the remote subscription resources online.
Please note that post-1951 printed items from the Russian Periodical stock wil be delivered to the Reader Service Desks in the Library's New Building. Russian magazines and serials published over the past ten years are made available in the Current Periodicals Room in the New Building.
Using the Reading Rooms
Cloakrooms, Storage, Wi-Fi
The Library is open
Monday—Friday from 9:00 to 21:00;
Saturday, Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00.
The Library is closed on public holidays and last Tuesday of each month.
On pre-holidays, the Library is open from 9:00 to 16:00.