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New Library Opens at HSE Building in Staraya Basmannaya

It will be located in Building B and is an addition to the existing library in Building A*. The new library will be a space not only for those willing to go somewhere private with a book or a tablet, but also for teams who need to get together to discuss joint research projects. The library opens on January 16 at noon. The first 300 visitors will get to participate in a prize draw, which will introduce the readers to the library’s collection.

About the Lottery

The lottery will take place on January 16 from noon to 9 pm at the new library (21/4 Staraya Basmannaya Ulitsa, Building B, Room 101, 1st floor). To get a prize, readers will draw pieces of paper with a quote and shelf number of the book from which this quote has been taken. Then, they’ll have to find the book by the number in the reading hall, show it to the librarian, and claim their prize.

According to Natalia Maximova, HSE Library Director, opening of the new library is a logical step. ‘Quite a lot of students study in Staraya Basmannaya, and the library in Building A simply could not accommodate all those interested in visiting it. We decided to open an additional library in Staraya Basmannaya. Now there will be libraries there, in buildings A and B,’ Natalia Maximova explained.

The library in Building B offers textbooks and academic books in history, linguistics, philology, and physics.

The library in Building A focuses on philosophy, logics, cultural studies, and history of art.

An online resource advisor will work in the library reading room. The advisor will provide recommendations on international periodical databases, Russian newspapers and journals, online book databases etc. Please see also the full list of HSE library e-resources.

Library visitors were surveyed in order to organize the new library space. As a result, the 70 sitting places are split into different functional zones. Round and rectangular desks with and without partitions are for individual work. There are comfortable couches and armchairs with high backrests, which absorb sounds and comply with the modern ‘lean back reading’ library concept. Movable office partitions will allow visitors to create their own workplace.

A separate room with 15 sitting places is available for team work. And of course, WiFi is available throughout the library premises.

‘In addition to that, we are going to organize various information search quests, exhibitions, workshops on e-resources, including those in English, and public speaking courses at our library,’ Natalia Maximova emphasized.

The new library opening hours: 10.00 am to 9.00 pm (Monday – Friday), and to 6.00 pm (Saturday). Closed on Sundays. Closed on the first Friday of each month for cleaning.

Address: 21/4 Staraya Basmannaya Ulitsa, Building B, Room 101, 1st floor.
(The official address for Building B is 21/4 Staraya Basmannaya Ulitsa, Bldg 4, whereas Building A is 21/4 Staraya Basmannaya Ulitsa, Building 1)

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