The library was opened in 1995, simultaneously with the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES).
The library was created in the image of a western university library and today it successfully promotes and implements the western standards of informational support of higher education and carries out various library activities.
The main task of the library is to provide MSSES with effective information support of educational and research activities and a qualitative range of library services with the use of latest technologies.
The basic principle of the library is - open access to all resources. The MSSES library is designed and implemented in accordance with domestic and international standards. The entire library is located in a single spatial environment and is divided into several functional areas – reading area, computer area, and a meeting and workshop area. The library is also equipped with an online catalog.
The library is closed on Sundays and holidays.