HSE Library

HSE library holds 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.

Electronic and printed materials catalogue among with instructions on obtaining access to them can be found at the Library’s website. The website also provides information on address, working hours and contacts of the staff.

What if I cannot find the book I need? 

The HSE University Library accepts orders to purchase books from foreign publishing houses. Applications should be sent for literature used for research and teaching. Please check up this page for further details.

Can I be reimbursed if I buy books on my own?

HSE University tenure-track faculty members may use their Research Fund to purchase research materials such as books. If the HSE University 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 of purchasing. 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?

Research Fund may be used by tenure-track faculty members to purchase books in case if the University is not able to provide them (a response from the library is required). Please be informed that literature purchases may take up to several months, HSE University Library can only give approximate purchase dates.

The following procedure applies:

Step 1: Completed application form and sign it by the direct supervisor. Scanned copies of approved application should be sent to the manager of the Library Ekaterina Ustyugova with a cc to Library Deputy Director Natalia Shulika
Step 2: Within two weeks, the Library gives a response and indicates the timeframe for purchasing the ordered books. If the timeframe is acceptable, there is no need to follow steps 3 and 4; the books will be purchased within the established period;
Step 3: If the books need to be purchased earlier, they can be bought by the applicants themselves. Please use a request form for materials, equipments and services, wait for the approval from Centre for International Faculty Support. Than, a memo for the reimbursement is to be launched by a designated coordinator;
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 Office together with the memo for reimbursement. Please note that the author's name and the book’s title should be indicated on a receipt.