Library

Library

Contacts and open hours

Daily: 11:00–22:00

+7 495 645 05 20
library@garagemca.org
(general inquiries)

Address

9/32 Krymsky Val, 119049, Moscow, Russia

Publications available in the Garage Library collection cover art from the birth of modernism and the avant-garde to the present day.

As well as exhibition catalogues from Russian and international museums such as the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Centre Pompidou (Paris), and MoMA (New York), the library acquires new books released by major publishing houses (MIT Press, Hvisiting_rulesatje Cantz, Gestalten, HSE) specializing in art, architecture, design, theater, cinema, and the humanities (including performativity theory, gender and postcolonial studies, and visual theory).

A wide selection of periodicals includes journals on art (October, Mousse Magazine), photography (Aperture, Camera Austria, Foam), architecture (Domus, El Croquis), and design (Frame, Brand), Russian periodicals (Iskusstvo, Proekt Rossiya) and bibliographic rarities from before and after perestroika (A-Ya, Mesto pechati, Kabinet, Dekorativnoe iskusstvo).

The collection also includes the Museum’s own publications. The reading tables are equipped with computers with access to the Internet and the JSTOR digital library. Visitors can also use the free scanners.

Library visit rules

  • As Garage Library is located in the Museum building, visitors must follow the general Rules for Garage visitors.
  • To visit the library, you need a library card that is issued at the Museum information desk.
  • All library services (admission, wi-fi) are free of charge.
  • Silence must be observed in the library space.
  • Please wear headphones when playing the electronic piano so as not to interfere with the work of other library visitors.
  • Please do not bend or mark any pages. When you have finished please leave the books on the table.
  • Please leave outerwear, wet umbrellas, and large personal items in the cloakroom.
  • Publications marked «Access by request» must be applied for in advance from library@garagemca.org, no later than one day before the planned visit to the library. No more than ten publications can be borrowed at a time by a single visitor. Books must be returned personally to the librarian on duty.
  • Breaking the rules may lead to a ban on using the library.