Opening hours

Library opening hours in the academic year 2020/2021

  • All services provided by the BUW are restored, except for:
    • trainings for students and other users on the Library premises,
    • conferences, meetings for external companies, etc.,
    • visits for groups of more than five people,
    • excursions,
    • rental of BUW rooms and premises, cultural events, vernissages, concerts, etc.
    • providing access to the BUW Playroom and group study rooms.
  • Matters that do not require a stay in the Library and/or direct contact with BUW staff should be handled online or by phone.
  • It is recommended to use the return box and the SelfCheck kiosks to return books (payment of charged fines can be done in the SelfCheck kiosks).
  • Library is open:
    • Monday – Saturday 9 am – 9 pm (partially in self-service mode).
    • Sunday 3 pm – 8 pm.

Self-service mode hours: Monday – Tuesday between 9 am and 2 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday between 4 pm and 9 pm.

More information in News.

Garden

Opening hours:

8 am – 8 pm – from May 1st – until September 30th
8 am – 6 pm – April and October
8 am – 3 pm – from November 1st – March 31st – only the Lower Garden

Opening hours of each department in the academic year 2020/2021

 Open Stacks

Monday – Saturday  9 am – 9 pm ( partly in self-service mode)
Sunday – 3 pm – 8 pm

 Information Desk

Monday – Tuesday 2 pm – 9 pm
Wednesday – Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday – 3 pm – 8 pm

 Registration for trainings and one-to-one instruction and assistance

Contact us: +48 22 55 25 181, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl or informator.dziedzinowy@uw.edu.pl

 Hours of Subject Librarians

P – language, literature
Contact: Alina Cywińska, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl

B, L – psychology, philosophy, religion, education
Contact: Tomasz Kasprowicz, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl

AM C D-F GN700-875 – history
Contact: Lilianna Nalewajska, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl

GF Q R-V – geography, mathematical, natural and applied sciences
Contact: Maja Bogajczyk , e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl

K, J – law, political science
Contact: Dorota Bocian, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl

H GN1-673 GR-GV – social science, anthropology
Contact: Anna Białanowicz, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl

A, Z – general works, library science
Contact: Anna Gimlewicz, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl

M, N – music, architecture, fine arts
Contact:  e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl

 Main Reading Room

Monday – Tuesday 2 pm – 9 pm
Wednesday – Friday 9 am- 4 pm
Saturday 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday – closed

 Current Periodicals Reading Room

Monday – Saturday  9 am – 9 pm
Sunday – 3 pm – 8 pm

  Circulation Desk

Monday – Tuesday 2 pm – 9 pm
Wednesday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday – closed

 Registration and Information (office located on the ground floor)

Monday – Tuesday 2 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday – Saturday 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday – closed

 Requests and Complaints

Monday – Tuesday 2 pm – 9 pm
Wednesday – Friday 9 am- 4 pm
Saturday, Sunday – closed

e-mail: reklamacje.buw@uw.edu.pl

I matters requiring personal contact a visit should be arranged in advance.

 Interlibrary Loans

Monday – Tuesday 2 pm – 9 pm
Wednesday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm

 Reprographic Office, room 204

phone 48 22 55 25 400, e-mail: reprobuw@uw.edu.pl

Monday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm

 University of Warsaw Library Archives, room 114

phone 48 22 55 25 261, e-mail: m.swiezewski@uw.edu.pl

Tuesday, Thursday 10 am – 2 pm

 Print Room

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – closed
Tuesday 2 pm – 6 pm
Thursday 9 am – 4 pm

 Early Printed Books Department

Monday 2 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm
Thursday 12 – 4 pm
Friday 9 am –  3 pm

 Manuscripts Department

Monday 2 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – Thursday 9 am – 3 pm
Friday – closed

 Music Department

Monday 2 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday, Thursday – closed
Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 3 pm

 Ephemera Department

Monday – 2 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday 2 pm – 4 pm
Wednesday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm

 Maps Department

Monday, Friday – closed
Tuesday  2 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday, Thursday 10 am – 3 pm

 Austrian Library

Monday – Friday 9 am – 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday  – closed

Registration and circulation:
Monday, Tuesday 2 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 4 pm

Fixed closing times of BUW

Public and church holidays and other days announced by the Rector of the University of Warsaw and the Director of BUW in 2021:

  • January 1st (Friday) – New Year
  • January 6th (Wednesday) – Epiphany
  • April 4-5th (Sunday – Monday) – Easter
  • May 1st (Saturday) – Labour Day
  • May 3rd (Monday) – May 3rd Constitution Day
  • May 23rd (Sunday) – Pentecost
  • June 3rd (Thursday) – Corpus Christi Day
  • August 15th (Sunday) – Assumption of Mary
  • November 1st (Monday) – All Saints’ Day
  • November 11th (Thursday) – Independence Day
  • December 25th (Saturday) – Christmas
  • December 26th (Sunday) – Christmas (second day)
  • and every Saturday and Sunday in July & August.

We will inform you in advance about any additional days of the Library closures on BUW website.

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