The Manuscripts Department of the National Library of Russia is widely known as one of the world’s most important repository, not only by size, but also by its exceptional historical and cultural value. The catalogues below partly describe its priceless holdings.
Please note. All catalogues are maintained in Russian.
The catalogues are based on the "Depositary" Information Retrieval System, developed by the specialists of the National Library to create an electronic database of the manuscript holdings.