National Library of Russia is Open for the Public

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.

Please note!
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!