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Opening hours

On May 11, 12, 13 – the library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

May 14 is day off, the library is closed. 

Observation Deck and the Fitness Center  work according their working schedules. 


Day

Hours of operation

From September 1st to May 31st

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Every last Monday of a month there is a clean-up day
On the eve of public holidays, the Library is open from 10.00 to 18.00.
The library is closed on public holidays, Easter holidays (Orthodox, Catholic).

From June 1st to August 31st

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – a day off
Every last Monday of a month there is a clean-up day
On the eve of public holidays, the Library is open from 10.00 to 18.00.
The library is closed on public holidays, Easter holidays (Orthodox, Catholic).

Reading rooms and departments having different hours of operation:

Rooms and departments

Hours of operation

Manuscripts, early printed and rare books reading room Tuesday, Wednesday: 11 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – day off
In summer time (June 1st – August 31th)
Monday,Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday – days off
Exhibition of new acquisitions Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday – day off
In summer time (June 1st – August 31th)
Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Sunday – days off
Inter-library loan Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday – days off
Individual loan Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
In summer time (June 1st – August 31th)
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: – days off
Book Museum Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10.30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday – day off
In summer time (June 1st – August 31th)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10.30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Saturday, Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – day off
Excursions

For individuals (appointment in advance is required):
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
Monday – day off
For teams (excursion booking is made from the 5th of the current month for the next month):
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – day off
In summer time (June 1st – August 31th)
For individuals and teams, appointment in advance is required:
Monday, Thursday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – day off

Art galleries


The opening hours of the Atrium, Rakurs, Labyrinth, Mobile Galleries corresponds to the Library's opening hours.

The opening hours of the Panorama Gallery corresponds to the Observation deck's opening hours.

Observation deck

Monday – Sunday: 12 a.m. – 11 p.m. (the last elevator ride is at 10.30 p.m.)
Saturdays – Sundays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (the last elevator ride is at 10.30 p.m.)

The ticket window is open: 11 a.m. – 10.30 p.m.
Technical breaks: 2 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.; 4 p.m. – 4.15 p.m.; 6 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.; 8 p.m. – 8.15 p.m.

Fitness Center Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday and public holidays: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Children’s room Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Monday, Sunday – days off