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Opening Hours

The main reading rooms at the NLR are open to readers at the following times:
13.00 - 21.00 Monday, Wednesday
09.00 - 17.00 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
For special reading rooms, please, consult the list of rooms below on this page.

Note that all reading rooms are closed on the last Tuesday of every month and Russian Public Holidays.
The day before a holiday, the reading rooms are open to readers from 09.00 to 16.00.

Main Building (1/3, Ostrovsky Square)

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions
Universal
13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00
Legal Information Center,
Reference Information &
Electronic Resources(Computer Center)
13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00
Foreign Books (-1940),
Maps,
Manuscripts,
Prints,
Russian Books (1725-1956),
Russian Periodicals (1755-1950),
General Catalogue,
Central Reference Library
13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 Closed
Rare Books,
Library Science
13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 Closed Closed
Archive Closed 12.00-17.00 12.00-17.00 12.00-17.00 10.00-15.00 Closed Closed
Xerocopy Service Counter 13.00-21.00
break for lunch 16.00-16.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
13.00-21.00
break for lunch 16.00-16.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
10.00-15.00 10.00-15.00
Electronic Copy Service Counter 13.00-21.00
break for lunch 16.00-16.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
13.00-21.00
break for lunch 16.00-16.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
Closed Closed

Krylov House (20, Sadovaya Street)

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Information Center 10.00-20.00 10.00-20.00 10.00-20.00 10.00-20.00 10.00-20.00 Closed Closed

New Building (165/2, Moskovsky Prospekt)

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Foreign Journals,
Humanities & Art,
Medicine & Biology,
Periodicals,
Science & Technology,
Social Sciences & Economics,
Online Catalogues Terminals,
Computer Center
13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00
Foreign Books (1941-),
National Literatures,
Russian Books (1957-2016)
Russian Periodicals 1957-2016)
13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 Closed
Digital Library Room,
Central Reference Library,
Study Carrels (Booths)
13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00
Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions 13.00-21.00 15.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00
Microforms,
Non-literary Collection,
Russian Books (1957-2004),
Standards & Specifications
13.00-21.00 15.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 Closed
Xerocopy Service Counter 13.00-21.00
break for lunch 16.00-16.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
13.00-21.00
break for lunch 16.00-16.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
10.00-15.00 10.00-15.00
Electronic Copy Service Counter 13.00-21.00
break for lunch 16.00-16.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
13.00-21.00
break for lunch 16.00-16.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
9.00-17.00
break for lunch 12.00-12.30
Closed Closed

The Building on the Fontanka Embankment (36, Fontanka Embankment). Reading Rooms:

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Newspapers,
Junior
13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00
Printed Music & Recorded Sound 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 Closed
Sound Archive (1-15 July,
16 July-31 August Closed
Closed 12.00-16.00 16.00-20.00 12.00-16.00 12.00-16.00 12.00-16.00 Closed
Xerocopy & Electronic Service Counter 13.00-20.00
break for lunch 14.30-15.00
9.30-16.30
break for lunch 13.00-14.00
13.00-20.00
break for lunch 14.30-15.00
9.30-16.30
break for lunch 13.00-14.00
9.30-16.30
break for lunch 13.00-14.00
Closed Closed

Plekhanov House (1/33, 4th Krasnoarmeyskaya Street)

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Reading Rooms 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 13.00-21.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 Closed Closed
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