Reading rooms and special collections


There will be changes to summer opening times, from July 5 to September 16, 2022.
The Circulation Department and reading rooms of the University Library will be open from Monday to Friday between 10.00-17.00, except the Social Sciences Reading Room. 
Please note that the Social Sciences Reading Room will be closed from 5.07 to 26.08.2022 due to building repairs.
The Interlibrary loans services will be available on Monday between 9.00-16.00 and from Tuesday to Friday  between 9.00 -15.00, and not available in August.
We apologise for any inconveniences this may cause and thank you in advance for your understanding.
We wish our readers and visitors a great summer and a well-deserved break!

Library Director, Poznań University Library

Reading Room and Reference Library
(services offered in reading rooms):

  • You must have a valid library card to use the reading rooms and available e-services;
  • Online orders for materials requested for retrieval to the reading rooms  can be placed 24 hours a day, seven days a week via our web site; call slip requests may still be submitted in the Catalogue Room or reading rooms;
  • items retrieved from the stacks will be available for pick-up in reading rooms and held for 7 days;
  • open access to shelves and reference libraries is provided in all reading rooms, while professional assistance is offered by experienced library staff;
  • microform readers and wi-fi areas are provided in reading rooms;
  • authorised users are permitted to print, scan and photocopy using multi-function devices which are provided in various locations across the library;
  • the “From dusk to dawn” service offers an opportunity for readers to have books that are typically not checked out on loan for the night period
  • eligible library users that prefer working in groups can book rooms for their team work (the offer is available to current library card holders only). More about  Team-work room
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