Electronic reading room

 Dear visitors,

Please note that from June 6th, 2024, opening hours of the electronic reading room are changed.

Monday - Friday: from 10:00 to 18:00 (entrance to the building is until 17:00). Saturday, Sunday - days off.

On the following days electronic reading room is closed: June 8th, 9th and 12th (weekends).
June 11th is a half-day, with access to the building ending at 16:00 and maintenance ending at 17:00.


Address: St. Petersburg,
Senate Square, 3, А.
(through entrance № 1)

Contacts: (812) 305-16-31,

Remote access centers
on the map  


Reading room on Senate Square, 3

Procedure for visiting the electronic reading room

Regulations for using the electronic reading room of the Presidential Library (Senate Square, 3, A)

The primary visit in the current calendar year of the ERR at Senate Square, 3 is carried out only by appointment. Persons under the age of 14 may visit the ERR accompanied by parents, tutors, custodians or accompanying persons (if they have a birth certificate).

Dear readers, in case of any difficulties with access to the Presidential Library, please contact the electronic reading room specialist by phone 305-16-31.

Access may be limited during the period of events, as well as on the days of routine maintenance.

Registration for the initial visit to the ERR is carried out by filling out the form:

Application form for visiting the ERR(Senate Square, 3, A)

Applications received before 16:00 from Monday to Friday are processed within the next working day (for citizens of the Russian Federation) and within the next three business days (for foreign citizens and stateless persons). Visitors who have received a confirmation of admission to the building may visit the electronic reading room during the current calendar year during the library's opening hours.

A part of our collections is available on the portal www.prlib.ru (президентская-библиотека.рф). Access to materials marked "Available in ERR" is provided only in remote access centers to the resources of the Presidential Library. One can find the most convenient center on the remote access centers map.

The regulations of excursion service are available on the page Excursions (pre-registration).

Information about visiting exhibitions is available on the page Exhibitions (pre-registration).

The Presidential Library’s collections involve a variety of types of resources: book publications, rare archive documents, old manuscripts, visual and cartographic materials, multimedia content (audio and video recordings). The main theme of the collections is related to the history of Russia (from antiquity to the present day), domestic legislation and the Russian language. Particular attention is paid to issues of national geography and local history, Russia's relations with other countries, the reflection of Russian history in works of literature and art. The ERR materials will be of interest to everyone who is truly interested in the history of the country and the search for new facts.

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