HSE has a large academic library containing material on subjects of instruction at the University. The collection comprises over 600,000 books and periodicals and offers a great variety of electronic resources, including e-books and journals, databases of peer-reviewed literature, patents, business data and other data collections. Our library collections are among the largest in Russian academia and are continuously expanding. You can browse the library resources using the HSE Library eCatalogue or have a look at the list of major electronic resources available to HSE students and faculty.
Where is the HSE library located?
The Central Library is located at 20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, 2nd floor, to the left of the stairs. Here you can register and obtain access to the library’s electronic resources. Your library card will give you access to all HSE library departments in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod. Beyond the Central Library, there are several library departments located at HSE faculties in Moscow. For details, please visit the HSE Library’s website.
How do I register?
To register at the library, please show your HSE entrance pass, passport, and a photo to the library manager (Natalya Ulanova) at the Central Library. International faculty coordinators generally help international employees register at the HSE Library during their orientation session. When you receive your library card, you will be granted remote access to HSE Electronic Resources.
Is there anything I need to know about using the library?
Please read the library rules and regulations for the use of electronic resources.
What if I cannot find the book I need?
The HSE Library accepts orders to purchase books from foreign publishing houses. Applications should be sent for literature used for research and teaching.
To order books, please complete the application form and the Excel form with book issue details (including the ISBN), have the application signed by the head of your department and send scanned copies of approved forms by email to Natalia Shulika, Deputy Director of the HSE Library at firstname.lastname@example.org (cc to Natalia Ulanova).
Within a week or two you will receive a response concerning the possibility and timing of purchasing the ordered books. The procedure to purchase books generally takes up to several months, so it is recommended to plan orders in advance.
Application form (RTF, 89 Kb)
Data out of books (XLS, 23 Kb)
Can I be reimbursed if I buy books on my own?
HSE tenure-track faculty members may use their Research Fund to purchase research materials such as books. If the HSE Library is unable to provide the necessary literature for your research work or teaching, and you have an opportunity to buy books yourself, you may use your Research Fund to cover the expenses. Please keep in mind that purchases using the research fund should be approved in advance rather than after the fact. Please familiarize yourself with the procedure of buying research materials using your Research Fund, which is described below.
What is the procedure for buying books using the Research Fund?
Internationally hired tenure-track faculty members at HSE may use their Research Fund to participate in international conferences, as well as to purchase research materials and equipment, such as computers and parts, laptops, literature, office supplies and research assistance.
The Research Fund may be used for research materials in the event the University is not able to provide them. The main condition for using the Research Fund for materials and equipment is thus the response from a department about the possibility and timeframe for purchasing such materials.
Literature purchases may take up to several months, so when a request arrives the Library can only give approximate dates of purchase.
The following procedure applies:
Step 1: Completed application forms to order books should be signed by the Dean of the Faculty / Head of the School. Scanned copies of approved applications should be sent to the manager of the Library Natalya Ulanova with a cc to Natalia Shulika;
Step 2: Within a week, the Library gives a response and indicates the timeframe for purchasing the ordered books. If the timeframe is acceptable, there is no need for steps; the books will be purchased within the period specified.
Step 3: If the books need to be purchased earlier, they can be bought by the applicants themselves. The Faculty or the School (coordinator) then issues a memo to the first Vice-Rector for reimbursement of the expense from the Research Fund;
Step 4: After the books are purchased, the receipts and the bank statement for the purchase (if paid online) should be submitted to the Accounting Department together with the memo for reimbursement. Please note that the author's name and the book’s title should be indicated on a receipt.