Foreign citizens do Not need an appointment to visit the National Library of Russia.
The Library is open seven days a week,
Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 21:00;
Saturday and Sunday, 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.
All visitors will be asked to wear a mask and gloves and maintain a social distance from others while in the Library.
Strips on the floor and isolation screens at each location will help you keep your social distance.
To get a library card, you will need to visit the Main or New Library Building and register at the Registration Desk located on the Ground Floor. No appointment is required either.
Visitors with a high temperature, without masks and gloves, are not allowed into the Library.
Welcome to the reading rooms of the NLR! We hope to see you soon!