Access to the reading rooms is provided for visitors of the age of 18 and above. Researchers and professionals with higher education are admitted to the reading rooms with no restrictions. All the other categories of visitors are admitted according to the library's capacity (seats, book transporting facilities etc.) and on the condition that the required publication(s) is/are unavailable in other libraries (municipal, specialised etc.).
You can access a virtual reading room of RSL from many local and municipal libraries in over 80 cities of Russia and in some countries of CIS. Virtual reading rooms provide access to digital collection of dissertations in RSL.