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Lending Library + Cirkulation Department
61-816 Poznań, access from the gate passage at 40 Ratajczaka St.
tel. 4861 829 38 51
June 3 to September 30
From June 3 to September 30, the Lending Department of the University Library is located in Room 51 in the main building of the Library (upper ground floor) »
From October 1, Lending Department will be relocated to its former site at 40 Ratajczaka 40 (entrance via the gate). We encourage everyone to make use of Library’s resources!

The Librarian

Tue. – Fri.9.00–19.00

The Lending Library is available for:

Staff and all registered students of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań,

Academic staff and students of other universities and higher education institutions in Poznań (provided the institutions have a special agreement with the Library),

Polish Academy of Sciences and the Western Institute staff,

Retired academic staff members,

Members of the general public (deposit-based agreement).

The Lending Library is fully automated and provides quick and up-to-date services. Please consult the following information regarding the formalities to be completed, required documents and the procedure.

Admission and registration
Users must be registered with the Library before making use of Library services.
Admission and registration procedures- in order to register with the Library, users need to present:
  • personal ID documents, student IDs or identity folders (for staff members and students of registered with AMU, respectively)
  • for staff members and students of other institutions, additionally, current library card issued by the parent institution.
Formalities to be completed

To register with the Library, users must complete the application form duly filled with appropriate identification, The “Reader’s Declaration” should be submitted at the Help Desk. This will speed up the process of card issuing and activating.

All books from the Student Library in the Lending Library are listed in the computer database available for the user. A short instruction of how to use the database and how to search specific issues is available at every workstation.

The division of main Subject Sections in the Student Library is given on a information board at the entrance. Please follow the appropriate colour assigned to particular subjects.

Before entering the Student Library, please leave your coats and bags in the cloak room. Lockers are provided (2 zl). On entering the Student Library please check your Library Record to see what items are checked out on your library account, to verify item due dates, and to renew items. Please leave your student ID and library card with the library attendant on duty.

The Student Library operates on a self-service basis. Free access to books is provided. Books are placed on shelves alphabetically according to the author’s name or the first word in the title (for volumes having more than four authors). There are many copies of the same title.

Alphabetical lists of books are provided on the bookcases to facilitate the search. Books labelled with holograms on them are single copies of a title and are not checked out. They can be perused on the spot and selected pages can be photocopied.

Before leaving the Student Library you have to check out the books to be on loan. Check you library account again and see if everything is correct. No complaints after leaving the room will be admitted.

To lend a book from the stacks, first check the online catalogue and order electronically. Books not listed in the computer database (usually those from before 1990) may still be found in the old traditional card catalogue (Catalogue Room, main building of the library, first floor, Room 140). Orders for books from the traditional catalogue are placed with the librarian on duty after completing the call slip.

Please note! Do not place orders for books published from before 1970. For personal inspection, you can have them only in the reading rooms.

Books ordered from the card catalogue are issued after two or three days (due to the need of the incorporation of their electronic records in the online catalogue)

Do not forget the return date of the books on loan! AMU students are entitled to lend books for 150 days, other students for just one month. On exceeding the date due, the Library’s computer system will incur a penalty fee (0.20 zl for each day of delay for each volume). New books can be checked out only after settling the library account.

These Regulations are intended to help maintain an effective Library service and a pleasant, safe working environment for all users. All other relevant College Regulations, rules and codes of conduct also apply to users of the Library.

In case of any problems or questions do not hesitate to contact the librarian on duty.

See also:

» Library catalogues
» E-journals
» Databases

See also:

» Catalogue online
» E-journals
» Databases
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