Opening hours

Library holiday opening hours

From June 29 to September 30, 2020, the Library operates during the following hours:

  • Circulation Desk:
    • Monday, Tuesday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.,
  • Information Desk:
    • e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl,
    • Ask a Librarian chat (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
  • The return box – Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Library from 18 May 2020

In connection with preventing COVID-19 spread among the UW community, the Rector of the University of Warsaw decided that the Library is closed until further notice.

All reading rooms and Open Stacks still remain closed to users.

We also cancel meetings, trainings and trips planned until 31 August 2020.

We would like to inform you that from May 18th, 2020, the Library will resume lending (Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm) and free scanning services as well as individual, pre-arranged appointments with readers. 

More information in News.

See the instructional video

From October to June the Library operates during the following hours:

  • Monday – Friday 8-22
  • Saturday 9-21
  • Sunday 15-20 (the Circulation Desk and the Closed Stacks are closed)

In July and August and before the finals as well as on class-free days the opening hours are changed.

Information about any changes in the opening hours of the Library is given in advance in the News section on the main page: https://www.buw.uw.edu.pl/en/category/news/.

Garden

Opening hours:

8.00 – 20.00 – from May 1st – until September 30th
8.00 – 18.00 – April and October
8.00 – 15.00 – from November 1st – March 31st – only the Lower Garden

Opening hours of each department

 Open Stacks

Monday – Friday 8-22
Saturday 9-21
Sunday 15-20

 Information Desk

Monday – Friday 8-21
Saturday 9-21
Sunday 15-20

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

Contact us: +48 22 55 25 181, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl
Visit us: Room 141 (next to Information Desk, level 1)
Monday – Friday 9-15

 Hours of Subject Librarians

P – language, literature
Contact: Alina Cywińska, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl, phone +48 22 55 25 381
Monday – Thusday 11-13
Friday 15-17

B, L – psychology, philosophy, religion, education
Contact: Tomasz Kasprowicz, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl, phone +48 22 55 25 166
Monday 9-11
Tuesday 18-20
Wednesday – Friday 13-15

AM C D-F GN700-875 – history
Contact: Lilianna Nalewajska, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl, phone +48 22 55 25 160
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11-13
Wednesday 15-17

GF Q R-V – geography, mathematical, natural and applied sciences
Contact: Maja Bogajczyk , e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl, phone +48 22 55 25 163
Monday – Wednesday, Friday 10-12
Thursday 16-18

K, J – law, political science
Contact: Dorota Bocian, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl phone +48 22 55 25 202
Monday 18-20
Tuesday – Wednesday 16-18
Thursday – Friday 11-13

H GN1-673 GR-GV – social science, anthropology
Contact: Anna Białanowicz, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl, phone +48 22 55-25-193
Monday 18-20
Tuesday – Friday 10-12

A, Z – general works, library science
Contact: Anna Gimlewicz, e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl, phone +48 22 55 25 189
Monday, Wednesday – Friday 12- 14
Thuesday 13.30-15.30

M, N – music, architecture, fine arts
Contact:  e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl, phone +48 22 55 25 196

 Main Reading Room

Monday – Friday 9-22
Saturday 9-21
Sunday 15-20 (the Closed Stacks are closed)

 Current Periodicals Reading Room

Monday – Friday 8-22
Saturday 9-21
Sunday 15-20

 19th Century Publications Reading Room

Monday – Friday 9-19

 Circulation Desk

Monday – Friday 9-21
Saturday 9-21
Sunday – closed

 Registration

Monday – Friday 9-20
Saturday 9-20
Sunday – closed

 Requests and Complaints

Monday – Friday 9-20 (breaks: 11.30-12, 16-16.30)

 Interlibrary Loans

Monday – Thursday 9-15
Friday 11-18

 Reprographic Office, room 204

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

Monday – Friday 10-15

 University of Warsaw Library Archives, room 114

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

Tuesday, Thursday 10-14

 Print Room

Tuesday, Thursday 9-18

 Early Printed Books Department

Monday – Friday 9-19

 Manuscripts Department

Tuesday 9-18
Wednesday-Friday 9-15

 Music Department

Monday, Thursday 9-19
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9-15

 Ephemera Department

Tuesday 9-18
Wednesday – Friday 9-15

 Maps Department

Monday, Wednesday – Thursday 10-15
Tuesday 12-18

 Austrian Library

Monday – Friday 8-22
Saturday 9-21
Sunday 15-20

Registration and circulation:
Monday 13-19
Tuesday – Friday 11-17

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 2020:

  • January 1st (Wednesday) – New Year
  • January 6th (Monday) – Epiphany
  • April 12-13th (Sunday – Monday) – Easter
  • May 1st (Friday) – Labour Day
  • May 3rd (Sunday) – May 3rd Constitution Day
  • May 31st (Sunday) – Pentecost
  • June 11th (Thursday) – Corpus Christi Day
  • August 15th (Saturday) – Assumption of Mary
  • November 1st (Sunday) – All Saints’ Day
  • November 11th (Wednesday) – Independence Day
  • December 25th (Friday) – Christmas
  • December 26th (Saturday) – 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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