Opening hours

Library opening hours from 15 October, 2020

  • From October 15, 2020 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 – Tuesday 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday – closed

More information in News.

Garden

Opening hours:

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. – from May 1st – until September 30th
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – April and October
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. – from November 1st – March 31st – only the Lower Garden

Opening hours of each department from October 15, 2020

 Open Stacks

Monday – Tuesday 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday – closed

 Information Desk

Monday – Tuesday 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday – closed

 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 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday – closed

 Current Periodicals Reading Room

Monday – Tuesday 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9a.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday – closed

  Circulation Desk

Monday – Tuesday 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday – closed

 Registration and Information (office located on the ground floor)

Monday – Tuesday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday – closed

 Requests and Complaints

Monday – Tuesday 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
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 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Reprographic Office, room 204

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

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 University of Warsaw Library Archives, room 114

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

Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 Print Room

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – closed
Tuesday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Early Printed Books Department

Monday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday 12 – 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. –  3 p.m.

 Manuscripts Department

Monday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday – closed

 Music Department

Monday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 Ephemera Department

Monday – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Maps Department

Monday, Friday – closed
Tuesday  2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 Austrian Library

Monday – Tuesday 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday  – closed

Registration and circulation:
Monday, Tuesday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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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