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, or by sending the copies of the required documents by mail.

Remote Registration with the Library online

Remote Registration with the Library by mail