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Reading room for publications in visual arts

Number of seats: 4
How to find us: Vozdvizhenka str., 3/5, Building B, Entrance 1, 3rd fl. gallery, room B-402
Opening hours: Mon—Sat: 10:00—18:00
Tel.: +7 (495) 622-84-36
e-mail: izo@rsl.ru

Here you can:

  • in reading room B-402: access albums in large and medium format published in Russia and abroad after 1917, except the editions subject to restorative treatment
  • view items stocked in the department on CDs and DVDs
  • in building D, level 14: access visual works on sheets, as well as albums and editions exempt from retrieving to the reading room, if requested in advance, up to 5 albums or 15 sheets per day
  • access the Digital Catalogue of RSL and card catalogue system for the information on department stock
  • inquire on the opening hours of RSL and the reading room and its forthcoming events
  • refer to a bibliograpfer for operational advice on search and selection of sources, details and facts related to an item and subject-related selection of items
  • access items displayed in the reference room for visual arts
  • bring manuscripts and typed documents into the reading room
  • on approval of administrative personnel to bring and use unplugged devices with sounds switched off, such as laptops, voice recorders, audio players, audio and video devices (except CD and DVD players)
  • use library computers and software to access the web-site of RSL and its resources, including digital library and Digital Catalogue


  • have items copied in accordance with 'The RSL Rule for providing copying, micro-copying and scanning services'
  • retrieve dedicated bibliographic and factual references and/or subject-related selection of sources based on the referential and bibliographic apparatus of RSL, in case a patron would like to outsource use of catalogues, reference and bibliographic sources

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