Monday — Friday: 9:00 to 21:00;
Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 to 19:00.
Number of seats : 274 (of these, 11 have PCs)
Telephone: +7(812) 718-85-97
Address: 1-3, Ostrovsky Square, Saint Petersburg
Where to find us: First Floor Plan
The Universal Reading Room provides open acces to the reference collection of about 80 thousand Russian publications covering all fields of knowledge. You can consult up-to-date scientific literature, encyclopedias and reference books, tutorials, as well as manuals from leading universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg, published over the past 10-15 years. Here you can also view the recent issues of Russian newspapers and the most demanded Russian magazines.
In the Reading Room, you will find the Electronic Copy & Xerocopy Service Desk where you can order digital scans and photocopies of books and other items.
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.