Opening hours

Opening hours from 7th to 18th June 2021

Due to the examination sessions on University of Warsaw, from 7th to 18th June 2021 the Library will be open:

  • Monday – Friday 8 am – 10 pm
  • Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday 3 pm – 8 pm

More information in News

Opening hours from 14th May 2021

Library open:

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

Self-service mode hours: Monday – Tuesday between 9 am and 2 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday between 4 pm and 9 pm, Saturday between 3 pm and 9 pm (Information Desk is open until 4 pm).

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.
  • In case of any questions, contact us by phone: +48 22 55 25 181 (from Monday to Friday).

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

 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:  e-mail: askalibrary.buw@uw.edu.pl

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

 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 Point (office located on the ground floor)
  • Monday – Tuesday 2 pm – 8 pm
  • Wednesday – Saturday 9 am – 3 pm
  • Sunday – closed

Attention! On Saturday Information Ponts is closed.

 Requests and Complaints

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

 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 – 4 pm
  • Tuesday 2 pm – 6 pm
  • Wednesday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
 Maps Department
  • Monday, Friday – closed
  • Tuesday  2 pm – 5 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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