Please note that our library is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY due to COVID-19 concerns.
For the health and safety of our readers and staff, we've taken decision to limit a number of visitors to the NLR locations.
You will need to call the library and schedule a time. During our operating hours, you can make an appointment for 7 working days, including today. RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED.
Please call the library locations to request a time:
if you wish to book a visit to the Main Building call +7(812) 310-71-37;
to book a visit to the New Building call +7(812) 415-97-00;
to book a visit to the Building on Fontanka Emb. call +7(812) 272-21-09;
to book a visit to the Plekhanov House call +7(812) 718-85-97.
To get a library card, please, set up an appointment by calling the Main or New Building.
Opening hours (7 September, 2020 through 30 June, 2021):
Mon through Fri from 9:00 to 21:00;
Sat, Sun from 11:00 to 19:00.
The library is closed on public holidays and last Tuesday of each month.
On pre-holidays, library is open from 9:00 to 16:00.
All visitors will be asked to wear a mask and gloves.
Strips on the floor and isolation screens at each location will help you keep your social distance.
Visitors with a high temperature, without masks and gloves, are not allowed into the Library.
Welcome to the reading rooms of the NLR! We hope to see you soon!