Visit Russia’s first public library dedicated to contemporary art

Visit our free library dedicated to the history and theory of Russian and international contemporary art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

With 4,000 current members and a space six times bigger than at its opening, Garage Library holds over 20,000 books and periodicals.

Spanning the period from the early twentieth century to the present, the library collection comprises catalogues of exhibitions and Museum collections, monographs and albums—including rare antiquarian editions—, books on philosophy, social theory, gender studies, architecture and design, as well as archives, and most recent issues of Russian and international periodicals (including Artforum, October, Domus, Moscow Art Magazine among other journals).

The electronic catalogue allows visitors to browse through the collection in real time, with the search engine enabling readers to search books and catalogues by key words, authors and personalities. The reading room is equipped with computers connected to the Internet.

Garage Library provides public access to the periodical database JSTOR and the digital image bank Artstor, as well as offering a wide range of public events including reading groups, a series of seminars Studying Art Since 1900 Together and a public program Reading Aloud.

Opening hours

Tuesday–Friday
1 p.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday
12 a.m.–8 p.m.

  • Free admission. To obtain a Garage Library card, you will need to show ID.
  • Scanning of paper records is available.
  • Free Wi-Fi

Library catalogue

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