Main Building – 1/3, Ostrovsky Square, St.Petersburg
New Building – 165/2, Moskovsky Prospekt, St.Petersburg
Building on the Fontanka Embankment – 36, the Fontanka Embankment, St.Petersburg
Dr. Alexander Verschinin
1795 - founded, in 1814 – opened to readers
The National Library of Russia (NLR) is the oldest state public library in Russia.
It was founded in 1795 and welcomed its first readers in 1814. Since 1810 the library has received a deposit copy of every published book in Russia. The library holds more than 38 million items of documents including unique collections of books and manuscripts in Eastern and European languages.