Russian Books. Brief Summary

Collection Holder:

Department of the Library Holdings and Services

Time Span:

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

Reading Rooms:

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.

Shelf Marks:

57-3/100; Л40 г-1/15; 40-18/24; 140/3;

Other holdings containing publications of the same type:


Russian Books Collections

Russian Books. Brief Summary