You will have at your disposal one of Russia’s best-specialized libraries with the finest collections of recent English language books and journals, arguably the best in St. Petersburg. The University conducts an active exchange program with libraries in the United States and acquires new materials on a regular basis. Book collection in the Russian language is also expanding in accordance with syllabi requirements.
Students get free access to EBSCO, JSTOR, Science Direct, World Bank, ACLS History E-Book Project, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and many other research catalogs and e-libraries.
Library working hours (during the COVID pandemic period):
Other libraries in St. Petersburg
If you would like to feel the atmosphere of old academic libraries, St. Petersburg is the best place for that. EUSP students can use the unique resources of Russia’s northern capital. The famous Russian National Library, the central repository of the Russian Empire, has the most impressive collection of pre-1917 Russian-language publications. The objective of its Soviet-era collection was to have every book published in Russian, and the library had been fulfilling this task well until very recently.
The Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences is another unique source of scientific books and journals in many languages.
St. Petersburg Archives
EUSP students are also welcome to do research in original sources at one of nine national and city archives. St. Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than 200 years and many important historical documents are safely stored here. Usually, special permission is needed to work at each archive. Please contact EUSP International Programs staff for more information.