The Russian State Library for Young Adults (RSLYA) is the largest dedicated young adult library in Russia and one of the eight Russian federal-level libraries. All citizens aged 14 or older can visit the library.
The library was founded in 1966 as a young adult branch of the State Public Historical Library. Its founder and first director was Ms. Irina Bakhmutskaya. Since 2006 Ms. Irina Mikhnova has been the director.
RSLYA’s collection consists of 900 000 materials, including over 650 000 books and magazines (500 titles). Library users have access to over 1000 audiobooks on CDs and DVDs, 400 films, 35 000 vinyl records, 36 000 musical scores.
All visitors have access to internet resources and e-libraries (over 1 million materials) both from library computers and from personal laptops thanks to the free Wi-Fi.