Gogol`s house on Nikitsky Boulevard is the only place in Moscow that keeps the memory of the last years of Nikolai Gogol alive. In this house, the writer worked on the second volume of Dead Souls. Here, he burnt the manuscripts of the poem. And in this very house, on February 21 (O.S.) of 1852 the writer died.

Today it is home to Russia's only museum of Nikolai Gogol, the State-Funded Cultural Institution “Gogol House — Memorial Museum and Research Library”.

We are located in the very centre of Moscow, near the Arbat Square, in an old city mansion, with its history dating back to the 17th century. “Gogol House” combines a research library of over 250 000 volumes, a research centre, an exhibition hall, and a memorial museum.

We also regularly hold theatrical meetings, concerts, literature and philosophy workshops as well as tours and lections.

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The house where Nikolai Gogol spent the last four years of his life.Nikitskiy blvd, 7A, Moscow, Russia

About the Library

Today the readers of Gogol Library are primarily young people of the age of 18 to 30 – they make about 80% of users. Most of them are students of various humanitarian universities of Moscow. In the formation of its funds the Library orients itself to the needs of this audience, as well as to specialists occupied in the field of Gogol’s literary heritage research. After the restoration of Gogol House the rooms for readers combine details and motives of the 19th century interior with modern equipment and technologies.

The book funds of Gogol House maintain humanitarian specialization. It is accounted for the scientific activities of the Memorial centre and for its cooperation with humanitarian universities situated in Moscow historic centre, same as Gogol house. In the riding-room and within the circulation and access services one can find books on philosophy, literary studies, psychology, religious literature and fiction. A special attention is paid to editions of Gogol’s texts and materials connected with his life and work.

Basic services are free of charge; additional services are partly free and partly paid. One get services both on the spot and remotely.

According to the Charter of Gogol house there are no limitations of services and no privileges.

According to the Terms of Use any person of 14 years and older can be a user.

+7 495 691-12-40 — Circulation and Access Services

+7 495 691-83-75 — Note and Musical Department

+7 495 695-81-96 — Reading-room

+7 495 690-58-81 — Reference and Bibliographic Department (info@domgogolya.ru)


The Fund of Gogol House counts to approximately quarter of a million of units in storage. It’s universal in its contents and types of editions: a reader can find in our catalogues books, magazines, newspapers in all fields of knowledge. As the Library is a memorial one and is linked to the personality of N.V.Gogol, a special attention is paid to humanitarian editions, N.V.Gogol’s texts and materials connected with his life and work.

The book collection Gogoliana includes editions of works by N.V.Gogol and his collected works from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries till nowadays, fundamental works on his biography and literary heritage, translations of Gogol’s works into different languages. The base of the collection is made of several hundreds of rare 19th century books.

The information and search department will help find necessary editions and choose literature in a certain field.

The Electronic Catalogue is on the site of Gogol House and consists of several data bases:

The main catalogue (it includes all the books, notes, audio books, articles from musical magazines)

Gogoliana (books from Gogoliana collection, articles from digests and periodicals on the matter of Gogol studies)

The Vocals (notes to vocal pieces making part of author and thematic digests and serial editions)

Articles (articles from magazines, except for musical ones – check in the Main catalogue)

Searching with the help of the Electronic Catalogue gives a reader an opportunity to find necessary editions with minimum information available, to choose literature on some special theme, to find materials from digests and periodicals. For the visitors’ comfort special computers for working with the Catalogue are placed in each department. During the visit to Gogol House the staff will eagerly consult and help visitors with the Electronic Catalogue search.

The preservation of the Fund is one of the central tasks of the Library, especially when it contains unique antique editions. The priority in this work is given to those sections, which play a leading role in the activity of Gogol House. The most important of them is studying and popularization of N.V.Gogol’s life and work. To preserve the unique book collection Gogoliana rare and valuable editions are transmitted onto digital media – they are available in the reading-room. A part of digitalized editions is represented on the site in the Gogol Archive part and can be freely accessed.

Note Department of Gogol House has rare digests of classical pieces (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Mendelssohn) and opera claviers published in the period of the middle of 19th century to the beginning of 20th century by Russian and foreign publishers. Keeping these documents is possible thanks to the system of note texts digitalizing and a well organized search. Electronic versions of rare musical editions make them available to users. A part of them is represented in the New Archive part of the site and is freely accessible.

The reading-room of Gogol House gives visitors an opportunity to access remote electronic sources:

National Electronic Library (NEL). It unites funds of public federal, regional, municipal libraries in Russia, as well as scientific libraries and those of educational organizations, plus right holders. NEL sees its prime aim in giving Russian citizens access to all editions and scientific works kept by Russian Libraries, from cultural and historic memorials to contemporary works.

Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library. Federal electronic storage of digital copies of the most important documents on history, theory and practice of Russian nationhood and Russian language kept in funds of the leading archives and libraries in Russia. Partially the funds of Presidential Library are represented on the site www.prlib.ru. The access to all the funds can be gained in the Remote Reading-room of Presidential Library, which is situated in the Reading-room of Gogol House.

Mobile Library LitRes. LitRes Company is a leader in licensed electronic books distribution in Russia and CIS. It has more than one hundred thousands of fiction, popular science and educational pieces of literature. To be the first to read all the newest books and bestsellers one should get a personal login/password at the Circulation and Access service or in the Reading-room.

EastView Database. Electronic versions of magazines and newspapers: central press of Russia, editions on social and humanitarian, natural and technical sciences, on library studies and information services, MSU Newsletters. Not only new issues, but also archives are available. Users can save necessary page numbers and make bookmarks.

School Portal Biblioschool. A collection of interactive manuals and books on school program. Collections are classified after school subjects and grades. Texts are accompanied by educational videos and schemes, animation and interactive test tasks. The portal also includes fiction literature for after classes reading, as well as audiobooks and methodic literature for teachers.

Non-Fiction Library. A full-text database of non-fiction editions. An electronic library for leisure, education and business. It includes scientific and educational literature, editions on self-development and intellectual time passing.

Electronic library systems IPR books. Electronic library with literature for higher education and self-education. An important source of education with an access to educational and scientific editions, periodicals and audiobooks.

ART-PORTAL. World Art Culture. One of the most extensive internet catalogues of pieces of art from museums around the globe. Photos of pictures, architectural monuments, sculpture and other art objects, without watermarks. Biographies of artists, sculptors and other people of art. Descriptions of pieces of art and stories of their creation. 100 new images, articles and objects are added monthly.

Terms of Use

Any person of 14 years and older can become a reader of the Library (however, one would need Moscow registration to take books out of the Library). Te get registered in the Library one would need a passport (or other ID document) and a photo 3x4 (for a library card).

A reader is to show his library card when ordering and getting editions and to inform the Library in case it is lost.

Editions can be taken home for no longer than a month. The term can be prolonged twice by a telephone call.

A reader should be careful with the documents taken from the Library Fund and bring them back in due time; one also shouldn’t interfere into the system of book storage in departments with an open access.

In case of any faults in editions, a reader should inform the staff about it before taking them away, otherwise he’ll be held responsible for those faults.

In case of harming or losing a book, a reader should replace it with the same book or another book considered equivalent by the staff.

One can prolong editions taken from the Library or consult about the availability of the necessary literature by the following phone numbers:

Circulation and Access Services: +7 (495) 691-12-40

Note and Musical Department: +7 (495) 691-83-75

One can inquire about forthcoming events and excursions in the Reference and Bibliographic Department: +7 (495) 690-58-81


Nikitsky boulevard, 7a. (Arbatskaya underground station)

E-mail: gogolinfo@yandex.ru

Service hours, phone numbers

Phone +7 495 690-58-81

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY — 12 p.m. – 19 p.m.

THURSDAY — 14 p.m. – 21 p.m.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY — 12 p.m. – 18 p.m.

MONDAY and the last TUESDAY of each month are a day off