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10 September 2021, 09:01

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Also, using the service, you can track new acquisitions in the library funds and get acquainted with thematic collections of literature.

For five months, the townspeople have already used the service more than 15 thousand times “Libraries of Moscow” on It allows you to find the necessary publications and come for them to the selected library.

It is also possible to track new acquisitions in the library funds and get acquainted with thematic collections of literature, extend the storage time of the book and use electronic library cardto check out the titles you want.

“The online service has united the book collections and all the modern possibilities of the capital’s libraries on the principle of one window. It became more convenient for the townspeople to use the multimillion-dollar book fund, and the reading rooms themselves became even more open to Muscovites. Users have already received 10,000 booked books in libraries and have added books to favorites more than 15,000 times to read them later, or if the books are out of stock, return later and book, “the press service said.

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Adult readers mainly turn to contemporary Russian literature. In the first place in terms of the number of bookings was the book by Alexey Salnikov “Petrovs in and around the flu”… It is about several painful days in the life of one Yekaterinburg family. The novel was discussed even before its release, it remains one of the most read among users of the service.

Among the popular were “Food block” Alexey Ivanov, “Aviator” Evgeniya Vodolazkina,“Invincible Sun” Victor Pelevin. Also among the leaders is the book “NOR SYS. Be confident in your abilities and do not let doubts prevent you from moving forward “ Jen Sinsero, foreign detective “The Silent Patient” Alexa Michaelides, popular science bestseller “Sapiens. A Brief History of Humanity “ Yuval Noah Harari and works of Russian classics – Fyodor Dostoevsky and Alexander Griboyedov.

In the list “Summer reading”, which includes 25 works of different genres, created by modern Russian and foreign writers, as well as classics of world literature, the most popular is the book by Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine… The action takes place in the summer of 1928, in the center of the plot is Douglas Spaulding from Greentown, Illinois. The pages of the story contain several summer stories that happened to a twelve-year-old boy, his brother Tom, their relatives, friends and neighbors. The main theme in the work is life and death, inseparable from each other.

V compilation works that are worth reading for children and adolescents in the summer (it was published in the service at the beginning of summer holidays), the leading story is a fairy tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupery “The little Prince”… A series of Harry Potter novels by the English writer J.K. Rowling is popular among young readers of the service. The children also loved the book “Waffle Heart” by the Norwegian writer Maria Parr. It tells about the adventures of a nine-year-old boy Trilla and his classmate and neighbor Lena, who live in the fictional bay of Shchepka-Matilda.

Plastic card is no longer needed

Library visitors who have issued a Unified Library Card (UNC) can now use it electronic version… This will allow you not to carry a plastic card with you and take books by barcode in your phone or tablet. Electronic tickets are accepted at any of the city’s 440 libraries.

You can get the electronic version on, for this you need to enter the ECHB number in the “My Documents” section in a single personal account or the reader’s account in the service “Libraries of Moscow”… The barcode with the library card number will be displayed after the automatic check.

How to use the service

To find and book a book using the service, open the Culture section on and select a category “Libraries of Moscow. Book search and booking service “… You can search for works by title, series, author, publisher and other parameters. The service will display on an interactive map all libraries in which they are available, indicating the address, phone number and opening hours, as well as the number of books available for online booking. After choosing the library, you need to enter the recipient’s data – the number of the unified library card, and then click on the “Book” button.

To use the service, you need to have a standard or full account on… Anyone can register. To do this, just fill out an online form, indicating the last name, first name and patronymic, email address, mobile phone number, come up with a password and a security question (it will come in handy if the password needs to be restored). After registration, the user will receive a standard account. It provides a basic set of services and services.

Information about the booked books or orders in the process of registration will appear in the reader’s account. There will also be a notification when the publication is ready for issuance. Books booked using the new service can be taken home or taken to the library reading room.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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