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.
About the RSL
The Russian State Library comprises a unique collection of Russian and foreign documents in 247 languages, stocking over 47,4 mln library items.
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 34 reading rooms.
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.
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.
How to find us
RSL departments and services are located at six different addresses.
Adresses, telephones and opening hours in RSL departments.