My Russian Project: Get Free Access to 250,000 Books, while Staying at Home
250,000 books are available to read at My Russian online library developed by Rossotrudnichestvo on the basis of LitRes: Libraries. The project enables the libraries from Russian centres for science and culture (RCSC) to issue the readers e-books using the book loan system.
Library readers may get free access to e-books in Russian: relevant new releases, bestsellers, winners of national and international awards, and Russian classics.
Getting the book quickly from any location via the Internet is the primary advantage of the system. The books are offered for reading via any PCs, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices (Android, iOS, Windows). A book is loaned for 14 days, and is accessible to the reader during that period.
In 2019, the My Russian library can boast more than 90,000 book loans, and free access to it is available at the web portal of the System to Support Russian Schools Abroad or at websites of Rossotrudnichestvo’s representative offices.
“Last year, we came up with 90,630 book loans at the RCSC globally. This is a huge figure. The project has now enjoyed immense popularity among our compatriots abroad: now they do not need to find day and time to visit a library – all they need is offered in digital format. The access is free, the database of books in Russian is gargantuan, covering diverse genres: fiction, technical and engineering, methodology and training literature,” Eleonora Mitrofanova, Head of Rossotrudnichestvo stated.
How to get a library card
To get a library card, please apply to a librarian at any Russian Centre for Science and Culture, provide personal data: name and surname, date of birth (day, month, year), email or cell phone number. The librarian will create an electronic library card, send the personal login and password to the email submitted. Using that login and password, one can sign in at rs.litres.ru or in mobile apps (litres.ru/app) and start reading.