The center of Informational and Library Support for teaching and research activities of MEPhI is one at the largest university library centers in Russia. It features modern technical equipment and well-organized services, which include the following:


  • a unique collection of books on the natural sciences and other fields of knowledge (1 million copies.);
  • a collection of rare and valuable books;
  • electronic catalogues, possibility of on-line access;
  • educational and scientific electronic resources;
  • computers with free Internet access;
  • Wi-Fi access in libraries and reading rooms.

Head of the center: Stukalova Tatyana

The Centre established a system of informational support for the educational and research environment of the University. Traditional educational publications are complemented by electronic resources: tutorials, lab works and professors’ lectures. The most valuable part of the library is a collection of books and papers of the MEPhI authors, which even contains books published in the 1940s.

The electronic library of MEPhI is constantly updated with new resources either acquired, or created by the digitalization of rare books. Access to remote databases is in the process of expanding. MEPhI users also enjoy the access to the full-text versions of foreign and national scientific and academic journals.

The Center lends and borrows bibliographic records to and from the unified catalogue LIBNET and the unified catalogue of scientific literature SPSL Russia. It also participates in corporate projects such as:

  • Corporate Network of Moscow Libraries,
  • MARS (Regional analytical listing of articles),
  • ARBICON (Russian Association of Library Consortia).

Facilities for students


Building 50, 2nd floor. Opening hours: 9:00 to 19:00, Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00, Sunday - closed; cleaning day - last Thursday of each month.

The office gives out educational literature for temporary use. In addition to the obtained sets of textbooks, students may take additional educational literature, which is recommended by the training schedule.

User service is automated and conducted after an on-line request at the library web-site is external).

This subscription plan has a reading room.


Main building, 1st floor, room 151. Opening hours: 9:00 to 19:00, Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00, Sunday - closed; cleaning day - last Friday of each month.

The literary fund is formed according to the student training programs and schedules. Inside the reading room, the reader may use educational and scientific literature, as well as, reference books. The room has computer access to the library of educational publications at is external).


Main building, ground floor, room 053 (on the left). Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:30, Saturday, Sunday - closed; cleaning day - last Friday of each month.

Students engaged in scientific research, can apply for a scientific literature subscription plan. The scientific literature is given out for a period of 1 month. It is also possible to order scientific books using an inter-library subscription plan and copies of articles from scientific journals using the Document Delivery system is on the official site is external).


Main building, 2nd floor, room 256. Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:30, Saturday, Sunday - closed; cleaning day - last Thusday of each month.

Science reading room provides readers with Russian and foreign scientific journals and scientific books, including foreign language literature and reference books. Computers for access to full-text databases of scientific periodicals are also available.

ELECTRONIC LIBRARY is external) provides access to electronic library resources, where a wide range of electronic catalogues, manuals, national and foreign full-text databases are available. The reading rooms provide free Internet access and Wi-Fi for the readers.

Library staff gives consultations and lectures on the modern methods of how to source, search and analyze the information. Students can sign up for a series of lectures on the library website.

You can find the last year's publications on this page(link is external).