RESEARCH LIBRARY of Tomsk State University

Joining the Library

We gladly invite you to become our reader.

The Research Library presents its resources to faculty, researchers, students, postgraduates, staff of TSU and its research institutes, and everyone interested: school students starting from 14 years of age, students, postgraduates and faculty of other universities, any research institute staff, the creative community, and others.

The registration requires getting an individual Reader Card and gaining access to the resources and services of TSU Research Library.

ON-SITE LIBRARY REGISTRATION: you can personally visit the Library.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: You can register online via the TSU Research Library website. It works as a temporary service and is not a substitute for getting a Reader Card of the TSU Research Library.


Please contact Reader Registration Service to get a Reader Card.

Documents required:

  • TSU faculty and staff should have TSU ID (or a certificate) issued by TSU Department of Human Resources;
  • TSU students should have a student’s ID;
  • General Public Users should present their passport with the mark of registration at the place of residence or place of temporary stay.

The Reader Card costs 120/250 Russian rubles depending on the services included and the validity period.

A Reader Card gives its owner the right to:

- use the Electronic Catalogue in  its entirety;

- read and make copies of full-text documents from the TSU e-Library (repository);

- work with remote electronic resources;

- use Interlibrary Loan services;

- attend Information Center 24/7 at night time;

- request and reserve items from the book depository;

- work with hard copies of documents at Reading Rooms of the TSU Research Library, and borrow books (excluding  General Public Users).


The preliminary registration is created at the Research Library readers’ database when an online registration is made.

Fill out the registration form on the site.
You will receive an email with the Reader Card identification number and a password, which provides you temporary access to your personal account (before getting a permanent Reader Card.

You can now use part of the e-catalogue services:

  • searching information and saving a selection of sources;
  • creating a bibliographical description according to GOST 7.1 - 2003 (All-Union State Standard) "Bibliographical Record. Bibliographical Description. General requirements and drafting rules";
  • sending your lists of sources by e-mail.

Online registration is a temporary service and is not a substitute for getting a Reader Card for the TSU Research Library. To get access to the full range of services of the Research Library, you need to get a Reader Card at Reader Registration Service (see ON-SITE LIBRARY REGISTRATION procedure).


If you have any questions, please contact: Head of the Service Department Galina N. Serbina,, (+73822) 52-99-15.