Department of the Library Holdings and Services
from 1725 to the present
10 789 019 items (for 01.01.2022)
The Russian book stock is the largest collection in the National Library of Russia. It contains printed books in all branches of knowledge. Its holdings consists of books and booklets published in Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian from 1725 to the present. They also include periodicals and leaflets, documents in foreign languages.
Description of the Collection
Lenin Reading Room (1/3, Ostrovsky Square; advance order of publications from 1725 to 1956, publications of the Russian-speaking community abroad)
Russian Books Room (1/3, Ostrovsky Square; rare editions)
Reader Service Desks (165/2, Moskovsky Prospekt; advance order of publications from 1957 to the present)
General Author/ Title Catalogue of Books in Russian (1725 – 1998).
If you have not found the publication, you can send an inquiry to bibliographers through the requst form.
57-3/100; Л40 г-1/15; 40-18/24; 140/3; 126.96.36.199
Electronic full-text resources (in Russian):
Complete Collection of the Laws of the Russian Empire
Legislative Acts of the Russian Empire
Book Monuments of the NLR
Leningrad during WWII
Materials on the History of Russia
Other holdings containing publications of the same type:
Open Access Collections
in the Main Building: Universal Reading Room,
in the New Building: Social Sciences & Economics Room, Humanities Room, Medicine & Biology Room, Science & Technology Room, Central Reference Library.
Russian Books Collections
Russian Books. Brief Summary