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.

Where and how can I register with the Library?

Library Reader Card is issued at the Registration Desks at the following addresses:

The Main Building:
#2 Entrance, 3/5 Vozdvizhenka Str., Moscow
Phone: +7 (495) 695-57-90
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 to 20:00

Department in Khimki:
15 Bibliotechnaya Str., Khimki, Moscow Region
Phone: + 7 (495) 570-05-55
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 to 17:30

RSL Department at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center:
11 Obraztsova Str., Moscow
Phone: + 7(499)557-04-70, ext. 12-14
Sunday-Thursday: 12:00 to 22:00
Friday: 10:00 to 15:00


Library Reader Card

When registering with the Russian State Library, you will get a plastic Reader Card with your photo. It is free.

In case of loss of the Library Reader Card, you can order a duplicate. The cost of duplicate Card is 100 rubles.

The Library Reader Card is for personal use only, transfer to another person is prohibited.


Documents required for Registration

For Russian citizens: Russian passport;
For citizens of other countries: Passport with a valid visa (if you don’t have a visa, please, provide the Russian translation of your surname and first name).


Remote Registration with the Library

You can register remotely online with the Library .

Remote Registration with the Library online