ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: G-15
Rossiiskaia natsional'naia biblioteka (RNB)
Access & Facilities
A reader’s ticket for the library itself is obtained by first obtaining a temporary control slip at the main entrance and presenting a passport and two visa-size photographs at the service desk on the second floor. For access to archival material in the Rare Books Sector, the Prints Division, and the RNB Archive, reseachers should present an official letter to the Director of the Library. Access to the Division of Manuscripts requires an official letter of application to the head of the division, indicating the researcher’s position, subject, and aim of research. Foreign researchers not on official exchange programs are advised to send a letter of inquiry in advance of arrival, explaining the time and purpose of their research.
See the RNB website and PKG Handbook (1989), Ch. 7, for information about other bibliographies and collections in RNB, some of which are already moved or in transit to the new building.