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Easter 2014
On 18th April 2014 the Library will be open from 9 am to 4 pm.
From 19th to 21st April 2014 the Library will be closed.
Multi-search at UW. One window – many views

Type the subject from your field of interest and check how it works. Multi-search gives you the access to the majority of e-resources available at UW and the UW libraries catalogue. You will easily find all the publications you need.

Discover each of four new tabs: 1. multi-search, 2. easy access to AtoZ list. 3. catalogue search and 4. Others – we put there a list of e-books and e-resources not covered by the multi-search

Chamo - trial access to online catalogue

Chamo is a new tool through which you can access the UW libraries online catalogue. It has new functions, e.g. tags, reviews which you can use. For the trial period Chamo will be working paralell to the UW libraries online catalogue. Use it, try it, let us know your opinions or suggestions about it and send them to: oin.buw@uw.edu.pl


New Library Rules

On 30th May 2012 the University of Warsaw Senate with the Resolution no. 549 accepted the new Rules of the Library and Information System of the University of Warsaw. The Resolution comes into force from 1st October 2012.
The main changes are:
- minimum age for registration to the Library - 18
- the University of Warsaw students of all types of studies (bachelor, master, postgraduate) can borrow up to 8 volumes of books for 30 days
- independent University of Warsaw teachers are entitled to borrow up to 20 volumes of books for 90 days
- library materials requested to the main Reading Room and not used can be stored there for 3 days.

For details check the Regulations.

One-day passes

From 12th September 2012 one-day passes are issued only on Sundays - at the Information Desk (level 1) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. A one-day pass can be issued for one and the same person once in six months only.

Visitors who wish to register to the Library may get a library card from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm at the Circulation Desk.


Dobra 56/66

00 – 312 Warszawa

Where are we?
The University of Warsaw Library is situated not far from the city center -  in Powiśle district in the vicinity of the Old Town and Vistula river. It is only 10 minutes walking distance from the main Campus of the University in Krakowskie Przedmieście and the Royal Route.There is  a convenient bus connection. Four buses (118, 150, 506, E-6) stop right next to the Library. It is very easy to get here from the airport or from other outlying suburbs (you must get to Krakowskie Przedmieście and walk the escarpment down).
Opening hours

University of Warsaw Library is open:

Mondays - Fridays  9 am - 9 pm

Saturdays  12 (noon) - 7 pm

Sundays             3 pm - 8 pm


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