Central Exhibition Hall

Central Exhibition Hall
Central Exhibition Hall


Opening Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — from 9:00 to 21:00.
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday — from 11:00 to 19:00.

Contact us: 

Telephone: +7(812) 718-85-40, +7(812) 310-68-75
E-mailcenter@nlr.ru, exhibition@nlr.ru
Address: 165/2, Moskovsky Prospekt, Saint Petersburg

Where to find us: Ground Floor Plan

The National Library of Russia organizes a range of exhibitions featuring treasures from its own holdings and collections of our partners. The Central Exhibition Hall is located in the New Building on Moskovsky Prospekt.

The size of the hall is 280 m2, it allows to hold not only books exhibitions, but also  display  artworks (graphics, painting, applied decorative art, sculpture). The hall has horizontal and vertical display cases, it is also possible to install portable stands and pillars.

The hall is placed before the Security Desk and reading zone, entrance to the free events and exhibitions is possible without a library card or Guest Card. If the event is paid or participation in the event is by registration only, you will need a ticket or ID badge, sometimes, admission is limited to the guest list.


Central Exhibition Hall
Central Exhibition Hall
Central Exhibition Hall
Central Exhibition Hall


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The Library is open
from 20 June to 31 August:
Monday, Wednesday from 13:0 to 21:0;
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:0 to 17:0;
Saturday, Sunday from 11:0 to 19:0.

The library is closed on public holidays and last Tuesday of each month.
On pre-holidays, library is open from 9:00 to 16:00.