Sightseeing and thematic tours


The Presidential Library provides collective sightseeing tours through the library building, including multimedia complex, conference hall, electronic reading room, exhibition halls, and thematic excursions to temporary exhibitions.

Excursions through the Presidential Library are held for a wide audience, including pupils of secondary, special and vocational education in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region daily, except Sundays and holidays, from 9 am to 6 pm. Groups of  pupils of senior and middle-aged (grades 5-11).

To sign up for the excursion is possible according to preliminary requests.


For organized groups:

To Ilya Bykovnikov, Director General of the Presidential Library, it is necessary to send an application letter with the signature and seal of the organization. The application should be sent by fax 305-16-25, or in a scanned form by e-mail excursion@prlib.ru.


For individual visitors:

You can choose one way to register for a tour:

1. Electronic registration

2. Fill up the Form to enter the Presidential Library building (St. Petersburg, Senatskaya Square, 3)

As the group is formed according to requests, the staff of the excursion-methodological group of the Presidential Library invites all comers to the excursion.

Entering the building is carried out only upon showing a passport.

We draw your attention to the fact that during the period of mass cultural and official events, an access to the Presidential Library can be restricted, about which the staff of the excursion group will inform you in advance.


To have information on the organization of excursions, please contact the scientific and educational department.

Phone: +7 (812) 334-25-14

E-mail: excursion@prlib.ru


Educational tours

Educational tour of the collection “The Russian language”




11,000 attendees, including pupils from schools of Russia, students and cadets of secondary special and higher educational institutions, people with disabilities, retirees, veterans, residents and guests of St. Petersburg from various regions of Russia and abroad visited the Presidential Library in 2018.

Traditionally, excursions provided by the Presidential Library have become part of the cultural program of the St. Petersburg World Economic Forum. 152 participants of the SPIEF-2018, including citizens of foreign countries, got familiar with the work of the institution as the attendees.

Thanks to the interaction with the partner All-Russian Society for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments, the number of participants in the Open City project who visited the Presidential Library with excursions increased, during which the institution’s work in preserving the historic interior of the Synod were presented, and the features of large-scale reconstruction and restoration were revealed.

A virtual tour of the Synod building has been implemented and posted on the Internet portal based on the materials of the excursion, allowing anyone to remotely “visit” the Presidential Library.

Career-guidance excursions were arranged for senior school pupils in 2018, as part of which they had the opportunity to get familiar with the professions necessary for the successful operating of the national electronic library.

An educative tour is regularly held for pupils and teachers of secondary schools, which makes it possible to focus on educational projects of the Presidential Library (multimedia lessons,  “Knowledge of Russia” video lectures, “Russia in the Electronic World” Olympiad).

As part of the cooperation with travel companies the Presidential Library has been visited by groups of residents of St. Petersburg and guests from various regions of Russia and abroad.