LitRes: Library




Within the framework of the project «LitRes: Library», Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology offers the users to access, free-of-charge, digital and audiobooks in business, science and technology in LitRes catalog.

Choose the book RNPLS&T has already purchased to its collection or order a publication from LitRes collections within RNPLS&T subject scope.


To apply for the service, follow the procedure:

1. Get RNPLS&T user card.

2. Get access (login and password) to your personal account in LitRes system:

personally on your visit to RNPLS&T: in the main building reading rooms (Floor 2) or in RNPLS&T Consultation and Education divisions in Moscow City Administrative District;

remotely, by emailing your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please put «Access to LitRes» in the subject line, and state your full name, date of birth, user card number, and email in the message.

3. Authorize at your personal account in the free mobile app LitRes: Read and Listen Online.


How order a book

– Log in LitRes: Library , choose and order the e-books within RNPLS&T subject scope to be lent and read on your personal device.

– From «In the Library» Section, choose a publication from RNPLS&T e-book collection. The book will be loaded to your personal device after it is chosen and ordered via the link «Lend book». If the book is being read by other users at the moment, use the link “Request”; your order is now registered and after the book is returned by the other user, it will become available on your personal device.



Notice to users

One user can get 5 books at the same time. Please find information on the books you lent in «My Books» section.

Book use period is – 14 days. After 14 days, the book will be deleted from user’s device and returned to the library. If other users didn’t request the book you may lend it again for 14 days more.

You may return the book before time. Follow the algorithm: My books – Library books – Choose the book to return – [menu in the upper riпре corner] – Move to archive. In 24 hours, the book is automatically returned.

Upon registration, users of the age 18+ are eligible for self-service, which means that they may lend the books from the digital collection already purchased by RNPLS&T without librarian’s assistance.

Your order may be put on the wait list, as RNPLS&T doesn’t purchase over 2 copies of the same title at once.


Available reading modes:

– online – with any PC;

– offline – after the book is loaded to your Android, iOS и Windows Mobile – based mоbile devices.


Orders for LitRes books are processed on Monday-Friday at 10.00 – 19.00 (excluding national holidays). If your order arrived late in the evening (after 19.00), it will be processed in the morning on the next business day.

On the order execution or refusal, users get a written notice by email. You will find the information on the books you lent in «My Books» Section. Please address your questions or wishes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave them in the chat box on RNPLS&T website main page.



LitRes: Library ( and LitRes resources (Internet-shop are two different resources with the shared database of digital books!

If you are LitRes registered client you may merge your accounts and access all the books you purchase and lend from the Library.



LitRes: Library User Instructions

Video instruction