Plan your visit in December...
The National Library of Russia is pleased to announce the exhibition dedicated to the first Russian circumnavigation of the Earth.
Our library is open by appointment in light of COVID-19 concerns. Nevertheless, due to the small number of foreign visitors, they do Not need an appointment to use our reading rooms .
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.