Library for the blind and visually impaired

Sablinskaya st., 11
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 18:00

The St. Petersburg State Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired was opened on the Petrograd side on January 7, 1927. Its fund consisted of 5000 books for the blind, made in relief-dotted type, including the first in the USSR books published in Braille.

The library and the club for the blind were housed in the historic building of the Society for the Support of the Poor with a ward for young blind children. The building was built in 1881 by the architects A. Zograf and A. Ackerman. The House Church of the Society was painted by such famous artists as I.E. Repin, V.M. Vasnetsov and other famous masters.

Today it is one of the largest specialized libraries for people with disabilities in the country. Within its walls various cultural events and inclusive educational projects - exhibitions, lectures, master classes - which will be of interest not only to the blind, but also to a wide range of participants, are held.