Using University Library during the pandemic and Covid 19 restrictions

Making resources available at the Library

Plan to partially resume activities at the University Library

Following the decision of the authorities of the University of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań the Library is making its collections available to AMU staff, PhD students and students of Adam Mickiewicz University. Access to the collections for the above groups of readers on site is controlled by strict sanitary regime in accordance with the approved guidelines set up by the Ministry of Development and the Chief Sanitary Inspector for the functioning of libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic in Poland.

  1. Publications from the reference collections of reading rooms, journals and items marked ”for reference only” from the stack room at 38/40 Ratajczaka will be made available on site. Publications that can be checked out and those that are currently located in the stack rooms outside the library will not be made available in the reading rooms.
  2. Requests for publications from the stack room and reference collections in the reading rooms, if available, must be placed electronically and sent to the following email address: czyt@amu.edu.pl. Five volumes at the maximum can be requested at a time (from all locations). Requests for more than five volumes will be automatically reduced to no more than five volumes. Requests should include: author’s name, title, date of publication and call number (for books) and title, date of publication, year’s issue/volume, number, call number (for journals).
  3. Parts of ordered publications can be copied using scanning services available at the Library or saved on USB flash drives. Requests for selected chapters can be also placed electronically. Requests for scans may be sent to the ”Request a Copy” service via electronic amu.edu.pl
  4. Before placing your request please check the status of your library account (Reader’s Account tab). The account should be active (i.e. should have been activated this academic year, with no due fines, as it is outlined in the Rules and Regulations for the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan library and information system.
  5. As before, library registration or activation of the library account can be done online. e – go to “Konto czytelnika” (Reader’s Account). All payments should be done electronically.
  6. Publications will be made available to readers for access for reading and copying from Monday to Friday between 11am. and 1.pm., and 2 pm. and 4 pm. This access is one time only for readers and can only be made available after receiving an email from the Library confirming the date and hour of your visit to the Library. Dates will be based on the first come first serve basis and will be subject to amendments depending on the number of requests sent by emails. This accounts for the fact that the Library cannot guarantee the dates that will be suggested by readers or book requested publications far in advance.
  7. Following the regulations and guidelines on social distancing (including remaining at least 2 meters away from others at all times and the prescribed 15 square metres per one users) only ten users can be at the Library at a time.
  8. In line with the above regulations and guidelines, the Library cannot provide access to its computers. However, users can use their own laptops.
  9. After entering the Library, users are requested to disinfect their hands with hand sanitizers and report their visit at the porter’s lodge. Users should not forget about keeping social distancing measures (at least 2 meters) and stay within the specified ”User’s Space”. Sanitary precautions should be observed: the nose and mouths should be covered.
  10. After entering the reading rooms, users are requested to show their library card to the library attendant and take the seat indicated by the attendant. Requested library materials will be ready at hand, while users can have access to them for 2 hours at the maximum. All materials that have been made available in the reading rooms will be subject to a 3-day quarantine before being checked in and placed back into circulation. You can renew your request for the same publication only after placing a request by email. This prevents materials from being blocked by one person and makes them available to all users.
  11. Following the safety precaution guidelines the cloakroom is temporarily closed. Small lockers are provided. Please do not bring in any large personal luggage.

Checking books out

We would like to kindly inform you that as of May 11, 2020 we offer check-out services for AMU staff, PhD students and students of Adam Mickiewicz University . Following the decision taken by the authorities of AMU, from June 24, 2020, the services will be available to the following groups of users: academic staff, doctoral students and students of universities associated in PFBN; research staff of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Western Institute, Institute of National Remembrance; retired academics from the above universities and institutions and librarians of Poznan libraries.

  1. Publications from the stacks at ul. Ratajczaka 38/40 as well as those from the book collection at Students’ Library will be available for check out.

Requests for books from other stackrooms, the reference collections in reading rooms  and study rooms as well as books marked “for reference only” will not be processed.
Requests for selected chapters from books from the collections housed at 38 Ratajczaka and  restricted  from checking out can be placed with the Library via electronic post and sent to: zamowkopie.bu@amu.edu.pl.

  1. Publications can also be ordered online using the online catalogue using the Request a Book button.

 Requests for publications from the book collection of the Students’ Library, if available,  must be placed electronically and sent to the following email address: wypoz.bu@amu.edu.pl. Five volumes at the maximum can be requested at a time (from both locations). Requests for more than five volumes will be automatically reduced to no more than five volumes.

  1. Before placing your request please check the status of your library account (Reader’s Account tab). The account should be active (i.e. should have been activated this academic year, with no due fines, as it is outlined in the Rules and Regulations for the AMU library and information system available at:  http://lib.amu.edu.pl/rules-and-regulations/?lang=en.
  2. Library registration or activation of the library account can still be done online – go to “Konto czytelnika” (Reader’s Account). All payments should be done electronically.
  3. Books can be checked out from Monday to Friday between 11 am. and 2 pm. When a requested item is ready to be checked out you will be informd about the fact either in the Reader’s Account and/or by an e-mail message. Please make sure if the requested material is ready for pick up, first – check up your mail box.
  4. After entering the Library users should not forget about keeping social distancing measures (at least 2 meters). Sanitary precautions should be observed: the nose and mounths should be covered and disposable gloves used. Before any contact with library staff or at library service desks please cover your nose and mouth and use hand sanitisers.

Returning books to Library

Please be informed that books on loan from the stacks of the Library and the Students’ Library can be returned starting May 25,  2020.

  1. Returns of library materials can be done from Monday to Friday between 11 am. and 2pm.
  2. All fines for overdue materials imposed before the library was closed should be paid electronically or with a card at the Library. Cash will not be accepted.
  3. The University Library have suspended recalls for the closure period at the University and will automatically renew books and no fines will be accrued during this time. A separate announcement will be given when fines are reestablished.
  4. After entering the Library users should not forget about keeping social distancing measures (at least 2 meters). Sanitary precautions should be observed: the nose and mounths should be covered and disposable gloves used. Before any contact with library staff or at library service desks please cover your nose and mouth and use hand sanitisers.
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