From 24 April the Library is open 24 hours on Mondays and Saturdays

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We are pleased to announce that, by decision of the Rector of the University of Warsaw, from 24 April 2023 BUW is piloting 24-hour opening twice a week: on Mondays and Saturdays.

The decision to open the Library 24 hours a day is the realisation of a demand by UW students to extend BUW’s opening hours, addressed to the Rector’s Authorities of the University of Warsaw.

Library opening hours Operating hours of departments:
Registration, Information Point, Information Desk, Circulation Desk, Reading Room
Opening hours of cloakroom with staff*
Monday 8 am – midnight

(self-service mode: 8 am – 9 am,
9 pm – midnight )

9 am – 9 pm 8 am – 10 pm
Tuesday midnight – 10 pm

(self-service mode: 0 am – 9 am,
9 pm – 10 pm)


8 am – 10 pm

(self-service mode: 8 am – 9 am,
9 pm – 10 pm)


Saturday 8 am – midnight

(self-service mode: 8 am- 9 am,
9 pm – midnight)

8 am – 9 pm
Sunday midnight – 8 pm

(only the Information Desk is open 3 pm – 8 pm)

only the Information Desk is open 3 pm – 8 pm 3 pm – 8 pm

* Unclaimed outer garments will be hung with numbers on a rack near security at the main entrance.

In the self-service mode:

  • Only persons with a valid library card are allowed to use the library.
  • Registration and Information Point (ground floor), Information Desk, Main Reading Room and Circulation Desk are closed.
  • A library account cannot be set up or renewed.
  • Keys to study booths cannot be collected.
  • Books can be checked out and renewed only in SelfCheck kiosks.
  • Payment of charged fines can be done only in SelfCheck kiosks.
  • Books can be returned in the return box and SelfCheck kiosks.
  • Readers are free to use the Open Stacks area, the wireless network (BUW.Hotspot) and electronic resources.

Due to changes to the opening hours of the Library, we would like to inform you that, for technical reasons, on Tuesdays and Sundays at 5 a.m., the online catalogue, the SelfCheck kiosks, the pick-up locker and the BUW entry/exit registration system will not be operational for approximately 15 minutes.

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