National Literatures Room

Opening Hours:

Monday — Friday: 9:00 to 21:00;
Saturday:   11:0 to 19:0;
Sunday:       closed.

Number of seats : 15

Contact us: 

Telephone: +7(812) 415-97-79
Address: 165/2, Moskovsky Prospekt, Saint Petersburg

Where to find us: Second Floor Plan


The National Literatures Room provides access to items in more than one hundred non-Slavic languages of Russia, the Baltic countries and the Near Abroad (the former USSR) from the 17th century to the present. Due to the legal deposit copy, the Library has the largest collection of printed works in Russia. The collection is universal both in the types and genres. The most valuable part of the collection consists of early printed books, rare pre-revolutionary editions of Finno-Ugric peoples, books in the languages of small peoples of the Russian Federation. Special attention should be paid to the richest collection of pre-revolutionary newspapers in national languages.



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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.