Opening hours

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday 8 am – 10 pm (partly in self-service mode)
Sunday 3 pm – 8 pm (only Information Desk is open)

 

Self-service mode hours:
Monday – Saturday between 8 am and 9 am, 9 pm and 10 pm
Sunday between 3 pm and 8 pm (Information Desk is open)

In the self-service mode:

  • Only persons with a valid library card are allowed to use the library.
  • Registration and Information (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.

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 departments

 Open Stacks
  • Monday – Saturday 8 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday 3 pm – 8 pm
 Information Desk
  • Monday – Saturday 9 am – 9 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

 Reading Room
  • Monday – Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday – closed
 Current Periodicals Reading Room
  • Monday – Saturday 8 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday 3 pm – 8 pm
  Circulation Desk
  • Monday – Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday – closed
 Registration (office located on the ground floor)
  • Monday – Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday – closed
 Requests and Complaints

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

  • Monday 2 pm – 9 pm
  • Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
 Interlibrary Loans
  • Monday 11 am – 6 pm
  • Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 3 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

Special Collections

Visit to the Special Collections reading rooms must be arranged in advance by e-mail or telephone.

 Print Room

phone 22 55 25 830, e-mail: gabryc.buw@uw.edu.pl 

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday 9 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday – closed
  • Thursday 9 am – 6 pm
  • Friday – closed
 Early Printed Books Department

phone 22 55 25 761, -763, -772, e-mail: stdruk.buw@uw.edu.pl

  • Monday 12 noon – 7 pm
  • Tuesday – closed
  • Wednesday 12 noon – 7 pm
  • Thursday 9 am – 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am – 3 pm
 Manuscripts Department

phone 22 55 25 900, e-mail: rps.buw@uw.edu.pl

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday 9 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm
  • Thursday 9 am – 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am – 3 pm
 Music Department

phone 22 55 25 745, -746, e-mail: muz.buw@uw.edu.pl

  • Monday 9 am – 7 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am – 3 pm
  • Wednesday – closed
  • Thursday 9 am – 7 pm
  • Friday 9 am – 3 pm
 Ephemera Department

phone 22 55 25 720, e-mail: dzs.buw@uw.edu.pl

  • Monday 9 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday 9 am – 4 pm
  • Friday 9 am – 4 pm
 Maps Department

phone 22 55 25 885, e-mail: gabkart.buw@uw.edu.pl

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday 12 noon – 6 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday 10 am – 4 pm
  • Friday – closed
 Austrian Library
  • Monday – Saturday 8 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday 3 pm – 8 pm

Registration and circulation:

  • Monday   1 pm – 7 pm
  • Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 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 2022:

  • January 1st (Saturday) – New Year
  • January 6th (Thursday) – Epiphany
  • April 17-18th (Sunday – Monday) – Easter
  • May 1st (Sunday) – Labour Day
  • May 3rd (Tuesday) – May 3rd Constitution Day
  • June 5th (Sunday) – Pentecost
  • June 16th (Thursday) – Corpus Christi Day
  • August 15th (Monday) – Assumption of Mary
  • November 1st (Tuesday) – All Saints’ Day
  • November 11th (Friday) – Independence Day
  • December 24th (Saturday)
  • December 25th (Sunday) – Christmas
  • December 26th (Monday) – Christmas (second day)

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

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