Opening hours

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(general inquiries)
(visiting the library)

Daily: 11 a.m.—9 p.m.
National holidays: 11 a.m.—7 p.m.

  • Visits are by appointment. Detailed information can be found in the Guidelines for Garage Library visitors section.
  • All library services (admission, scanning, wi-fi) are free of charge.
  • To use the library you need a library pass, which is issued on-site on presentation of your passport (Russian citizenship is not obligatory).
  • Visitors can scan books from the library and save the files to their own portable storage device. Files cannot be transferred in any other way.
  • Publications marked «Access by request» must be applied for in advance from, 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.

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.

Guidelines for Garage Library visitors

  1. Garage Library is open by appointment seven days a week. The number of visitors allowed in the library space at any one time is limited to twenty. We ask visitors to observe a safe distance.
  2. Library visitors must wear masks. We also recommended wearing gloves while working with books.
  3. Applications to work in the library should be sent to and must be submitted at least one day before the planned visit. The librarian on duty will clarify the details of the visit and confirm the application during the working day. Applications received after 21:00 will be processed on the following day, which may affect the date of the proposed visit.

In the application, please indicate the planned date and time of your visit (from 11:00 to 21:00, on national holidays from 11:00 to 19:00). Time in the library is limited to two hours.

Gifts from Garage Shop
Accessories and gifts created together with artists. Books about art, architecture, and design. Exhibition catalogues and coffee-table books.
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