For readers

Virtual Information Service

Employees of the Virtual Information Service will answer your questions about the work of the Library and help in selection of literature.
Virtual Information Service

About the RSL

The Russian State Library comprises a unique collection of Russian and foreign documents in 247 languages, stocking over 43 mln library items.
About the RSL

Reading rooms

Every citizen of the Russian Federation or another country from the age of 14 can join the Library and get a Library card to use the stock of the library through its 37 reading rooms.
Reading rooms

Online resources

Long-distance web sources (LDWS) are provided under the terms of use as stated in their providers' license agreements.
Online resources

How to join the Library

Every citizen of the Russian Federation or another country from the age of 14 can join the Library and become a Library reader.
How to join the Library

Opening hours

Russian state library is open from 9:00 to 20:00 Monday to Saturday and closed on Sunday. RSL is also closed on the last Monday of the month.
Opening hours

How to find us

RSL departments and services are located at six different addresses.
How to find us

Contacts

Adresses, telephones and opening hours in RSL departments.
Contacts