The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages / Moscow State Linguistic University

Library

The University has had a library ever since it opened in 1930.

Today, the library – or, more officially, the  MSLU Information and Resource Centre – has over 600,000 books, journals and other publications issued both in Russia and elsewhere. They include:

  • Academic and scholarly books and works of fiction in Russian, European and Asian languages, in paper and electronic form;
  • Books on Linguistics, Foreign Language Teaching, the History of Languages and Translation/Interpreting;
  • General and specialised dictionaries, encyclopedias and reference books;
  • A rare collection of 19th century encyclopedias, dictionaries and works of literature in French, English, German and the classical languages;
More than 3,000 theses and dissertations written and defended at MSLU and some 4,000 abstracts of theses and dissertations defended elsewhere in Russia.

The Information and Resource Centre also offers access to  Electronic Resources (online and off-line scholarly publication databases) and the  MSLU Electronic Library (a catalogue of the University's library resources searchable by author, title, year, key words, etc.).

The MSLU Information and Resource Centre comprises the following units:

  • Director's Office
  • Collection Development Section
  • Circulating Library Section
  • Reading Rooms Section
  • Electronic Resources Section
  • Reference Section

Locations of the MSLU Information and Resource Centre (38, Ostozhenka St., Moscow):

Students' Circulation Library (A Building, Room 102)

Open  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Mon-Fri , 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Sat.

Closed on the last Thu of the month.

Tel: +7 499 245 2818

Faculty Circulation Library (A Building, Room 108)

Open  12 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.  Mon-Thu , 12 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Tue, Wed, Fri.

Closed on the last Thu. of the month.

Tel: +7 499 245 2096

Academic Reading Room (A Building, Room 69)

Open  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Mon-Fri.

Closed on the last Wed. of the month.

Tel: +7 499 246 8446

Dissertations Reading Room (A Building, Room 75)

Open  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Mon-Fri.

Closed on the last Fri. of the month.

Tel: +7 499 245 1620

Students' Reading Room (A Building, Room 71)

Open  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Mon-Fri.

Closed on the last Tue. of the month.

Tel: +7 499 245 1620

Electronic Resources Room (A Building, Room 72)

Open  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Mon-Fri.

Closed on the last Mon. of the month.

Tel: +7 499 766 4401

Correspondence Department Library (13, Rostokinskiy Proyezd, Moscow):

Open  10 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.  Mon-Fri.

Tel: +7 499 268 5210