Plan your visit in March...
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 Punishment, The Idiot, Demons, The Teenager and The Brothers Karamazov, The Gambler...
Our library was open to the public in January 1814. Imagine what our Library looked like in the 19th century. Compare historical pictures and descriptions of the reading rooms with present-day photos.
All visitors will be asked to wear a mask and gloves and maintain a social distance from others while in the Library.
Visitors with a high temperature, without masks and gloves, are not allowed into the Library.
Plan your visit in January 2021...
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.
The National Library of Russia is pleased to announce the exhibition dedicated to the first Russian circumnavigation of the Earth.
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.
On 3 November, the National Library of Russia hosted the online concert as a part of an annual event "Night of the Arts".
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.
The Centre for Study of the Enlightenment “Voltaire Library” presents the video conference “Voltairean Readings 2020: How to study the Enlightenment today”.
The romances by Duke Peter of Oldenburg premiered on the St. Petersburg Palaces Music Festival YouTube channel at 19:00 on October 26. The evening's programme included also songs by the greatest masters of the genre Peter Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninov. The online concert was hosted by the Hermitage Museum.
Please note: from September 22 to October 5, the Manuscripts Reading Room is closed to readers.
The National Library of Russia is open, but appointments are required.
See our online exhibition that tells the history of Catherine II's unrealized project for building a Russian Replica of Voltaire’s Château near her Summer Palace in Tsarskoye Selo.
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.
All locations of the National Library of Russia is CLOSED in observance of the Voting Day on 1 JULY.
Please visit us another day.