Monday — Friday: 9:00 to 21:00;
Saturday: 11:0 to 19:0;
Number of seats : 16
Telephone: +7(812) 718-86-97
Address: 1-3, Ostrovsky Square, Saint Petersburg
Where to find us: First Floor Plan
Please note! From February 28 to March 10, the Russian Books Room is open from Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 19:00 for technical reasons.
In the Russian Books Room you can view:
Visitors can get information about availability of materials and their shelfmarks via the electronic and card catalogues. If you need help, ask our Reference Librarians in the Reference Information & E-Resources Room.
Items from the General Russian Books Collection are requested and delivered at the Reader Service Desk in the Lenin Room. Access to rare and valuable items is provided to those who can show an application from the head of their institution, organization or publishing office.
Researchers are required to consult digital copies or other surrogates in place of the originals, in cases where appropriate surrogates exist.
Items identified as rare and valuable:
Using the Reading Rooms
Cloakrooms, Storage, Wi-Fi
The Library is open
Monday—Friday from 9:00 to 21:00;
Saturday, Sunday from 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.