RESEARCH LIBRARY of Tomsk State University

Contact information

Contact information

Full official name of the library:Research Library of Tomsk State University
Abbreviation:TSU RL
Address:Russian Federation, 634050, Tomsk, Lenin st. 34a
Phone:(+73822) 53-42-82
Fax:(+73822) 52-83-93, 52-97-16
Director :Shepel Mikhail Olegovich, PhD (Rus) in History, head of Laboratory on Researching Book Monuments of Federal Significance

Opening Hours

The Library is closed during official holidays and the last Thursday of each month (cleaning day)


Reading Rooms / Circulation DeskMonday-Friday 9:00 am-9:00 pm
(Saturday-Sunday — 9:00 am-3:00 pm)


Information Center 24/7


24 hours, 7 days a week
Cleaning day - 4 pm - 9 am


Monday-Friday 9:00 am-9:00 pm
(Saturday-Sunday — 9:00 am-3:00 pm)

cleaning day 4:00 pm-9:00 am

International Recourse Center:
English and German Reading Rooms

Monday-Friday 9:00 am-7:00 pm

(Saturday-Sunday — closed)

Research Commons

Monday-Friday 9:00 am-9:00 pm
(Saturday, Sunday — 9:00 am-3:00 pm)

Interlibrary Loan

Monday-Friday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

(Saturday-Sunday — closed)

Handwritten requests for documents from the main book stock

Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
(Saturday-Sunday — 9:00 am-3:00 pm)

Book Museum

Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:30 pm
(Saturday-Sunday — closed)


Requests received after 4:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday, holidays, and cleaning days are carried out on the next business day.

Electronic requests for documents included in the e-catalog


In July and August the Library is open 9 am - 4pm (Sat & Sun – days off).

Any changes in the opening hours are timely announced on the signs at the entrance of the Research Library or on its website (see "News").