News, events



The National Library of Russia houses the exhibition I am/ We are Dostoevsky marking the 200th anniversary of the writer's birth.
Visitors will learn about  the Russian classic's greatest novels: Crime and PunishmentThe IdiotDemonsThe Teenager and The Brothers KaramazovThe Gambler...


Visit the Library

All visitors will be asked to wear a mask and gloves and maintain a social distance from others while in the Library.

Please note! 
Visitors with a high temperature, without masks and gloves, are not allowed into the Library.


Exhibition of Railroad Maps

The National Library of Russia presents an exhibition that showcases railway maps and atlases as well as postcards with views of  Russian towns and cities from our collections.


Exhibition Showcasing Old Russian Cities

Some of Russia’s fascinating historic, cultural and natural sites are on display at the New Building of the National Library of Russia.

The exposition features books from our collections, telling about the most historic Russian places of outstanding cultural or natural importance, new directions and types of  tourism.


Change of Operating Hours Announcement

Dear readers, in view of the National Unity Day public holiday, our operating hours will be changed.
3 November: The library is open from 9:00 to 16:00. Last admission is half an hour before closing.
4 November: The library is closed.


Explore the Ostromir Gospel

Explore the Ostromir Gospel — one of the Library's major highlights. The earliest surviving East Slavic dated book is freely available online. You can view the digitised copy of the manuscript made with great art and skill in the mid-11th century.


State Holiday on 1 July

All locations of the National Library of Russia is CLOSED in observance of the Voting Day on 1  JULY.

Please visit us another day.