The Russian State Library temporarily suspends service to readers and users in all premises and buildings from March 18 to April 12.

Reading rooms

Who can access reading rooms of RSL

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.

Reading Rooms of the Department of Library Services

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance
+7 (499) 557-04-70* 23-50, 25-34, 23-43, 23-37
E-mail: obs@rsl.ru
Reading Room № 1 — 2nd floor, room А-201; tel.: +7 (499) 557-04-70* 23-50
Reading Room № 2 — 3rd floor, rooms А-301, A-309; tel.: +7 (499) 557-04-70* 25-34, 23-43
Reading Room № 3 — 2nd floor, room B-201; tel.: +7 (499) 557-04-70* 23-37
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 1026 (109 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items from the general stock of the Library 
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources, using Digital Catalogue
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading Rooms of Access to Digital Resources

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance 
+7 (495) 557-04-70 доб. 22-20
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 262 (151 computerized)

Here you can

  • Get access to the web-site of RSL, the Digital Catalogue of RSL, Digital Library and licensed databases and digital copies of publications available from the IP-addresses of RSL according to license agreements

Computer Room for Access to Internet

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance, 1st floor
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 26-54
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00

Here you can

  • Use library computers for access to Internet, get access to the web-site of RSL, the Digital Catalogue of RSL, Digital Library and licensed databases and digital copies of publications available from the IP-addresses of RSL according to license agreements

Reading Rooms of references and bibliography

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance, 2nd floor
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 23-13, 23-22
E-mail: sbo@rsl.ru
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00

Here you can

  • Get access to the web-site of RSL, the Digital Catalogue of RSL, Digital Library and licensed databases and digital copies of publications available from the IP-addresses of RSL according to license agreement
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources, using Digital Catalogue
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading Rooms of the Central Reference Library Contacts

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance, 2nd floor

Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00

Here you can

  • Use items of the Central reference and bibliographic stock, receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources, using Digital Catalogue
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading Room for the recent acquisitions of foreign and Russian editions, serials and microforms

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance, 1st floor
+7 (499) 557-04-70 * 23-24
E-mail: obs@rsl.ru
Opening hours
Mon from 12:00 to 20:00.
Tue—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 52 (2 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use recent acquisitions on display; get microforms from the general stock of the library using microform readers
  • Use free Wi-fi

Area for Recent Periodicals

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance, 2nd floor
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 23-52
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00

Here you can

  • Use items from the auxiliary stock of periodicals
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading rooms for public state and regulatory publications

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance, 3rd floor
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 24-09
E-mail: sviridovanv@rsl.ru
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 32 (12 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items from the stock of the department and licensed legislative databases
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading room for the Center of International Оrganizations Documents

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance, 3rd floor
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 28-16
E-mail: imo.ofn@rsl.ru
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 13 (3 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items from the stock of the department and licensed legislative databases
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading room for the Russian Literature abroad

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance, 3rd floor
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 23-08
E-mail: nmas@rsl.ru, Ryzhak@rsl.ru
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 20

Here you can

  • Use items from the stock of the department
  • Receive operational advice on search and selection of sources, details and facts related to an item
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading room for publications in visual arts

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance, 3rd floor
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 24-36
E-mail: izo@rsl.ru
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 14 (3 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items from the stock of the department: albums in large and medium format published in Russia and abroad after 1917, except the editions subject to restorative treatment
  • View CDs and DVDs containing digital items from the stock of the department, receive operational advice on search and selection of sources, details and facts related to an item
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading room for rare books (Book Museum)

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 3rd entrance, 4th floor
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 26-79
E-mail: rarebooks@rsl.ru, MorozovaTB@rsl.ru, RamazanovaDN@rsl.ru
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 18 (4 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items unique for the department (copies are provided when available)
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources including subject-related selection
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading room for the literature collection «FOU»

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, main building, 1st entrance, 4th floor
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 26-85
E-mail: Fb@rsl.ru
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 4 (1 computerized)

Here you can

  • On the provision of a formal reference letter from the organisation or educational institution mentioning the subject of the research use items from the stock of the department, receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading rooms for the department of manuscripts

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, build. 1 (’Dom Pashkova’), right wing
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 23-38
E-mail: MolchanovVF@rsl.ru, VishnevskayaEE@rsl.ru
Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 50 (3 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items from the auxiliary book stock of the department
  • On the provision of a reference letter use items from the manuscript stock of the department
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading room for cartographic publications

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, build. 1 (’Dom Pashkova’), left wing
+7 (499) 557-04-70 *25-65
+7 (499) 557-04-70 *25-87
E-mail: map@rsl.ru, atlas@rsl.ru

Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00

Number of seats: 18 (3 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items from the stock of the department (copies are provided when available)
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading rooms for music publications and audio records

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, build. 1 (’Dom Pashkova’), left wing
+7 (499) 557-04-70 *20-35
+7 (499) 557-04-70* 22-14

Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00
Number of seats: 42 (6 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items from the stock of the department (copies are provided when available)
  • Bring in musical instruments (in cases)
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading room for library science, bibliography and book studies

Contacts
Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, build. A, 1st entrance, 2nd floor
+7 (495) 695-33-89
E-mail: lb@rsl.ru

Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00

Number of seats: 66 (6 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items from the stock of the department
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading rooms of the Centre of Oriental Literature

Contacts
Moscow, Mohovaya Str., 6—8
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 27-30
E-mail: cvl@rsl.ru

Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 20:00

Number of seats: 78 (8 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items from the stock of the department
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources

Reading room for the department of newspapers

Contacts
Moscow region, Khimky, Bibliotechnaya str., 15, 2nd floor
+7 (495) 570-00-66; +7 (495) 570-03-00
E-mail: gazeta@rsl.ru

Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 18:00

Number of seats: 69 (5 computerized)

Here you can

  • Use items from the stock of the department (copies are provided when available)
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources including subject-related selection
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading rooms for the department of dissertations

Contacts
Moscow region, Khimky, Bibliotechnaya str., 15, 2nd floor
+7 (495) 570-03-66, +7 (495) 570-03-11
E-mail: odis@rsl.ru

Opening hours
Mon—Sat from 9:00 to 18:00

Number of seats: 213 (44 computerized)

Here you can

  • Receive a reader card of Russian State Library
  • Use items from the stock of the department (copies are provided when available)
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources including subject-related selection
  • Use free Wi-fi

Reading room in the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center

Contacts
Moscow, Obraztsova St., 11, build. 1A, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
+7 (499) 557-04-70, доб. 12-14
E-mail: schneerson.collection@gmail.com

Opening hours
Sun — Tue from 12:00 to 22:00
Fri from 10:00 to 15:00

Number of seats: 10

Here you can

  • Receive a reader card of Russian State Library
  • Use items from the stock of the department
  • Receive operational advice and guidance on searching and selecting sources, including subject-related selection, and on selecting and retrieving items via Digital Catalogue
  • Use free Wi-fi