University Library

University Library

All faculties (and some institutes) have their own library, where you can find books and other sources specific to the faculty’s domain. Apart from faculty libraries, the University of Warsaw has one general library, which is just a 10-minute walk from the main campus. It is worth visiting even just for its unique architecture, not to mention the great number of books and magazines from different fields, quiet places for studying, cafés and restaurants, shops, and the botanic garden on the roof.

If you are not a student or employee of the University of Warsaw, as a visitor you may access the collections only on the premises, without the right to borrow books to take home.

University of Warsaw Library
Dobra 56/66
00-312 Warsaw
tel.: (22) 55 25 178 (Information Desk)

IDP employees of the University of Warsaw can use the library on the same basis as students. The only difference is the documents required for the enrollment. To enroll at the library, you should bring your Electronic Employee Card.

You can read more about the library here.

You can find more practical information, for example how to use your Electronic Employee Card in the library, here.

BUW without barriers

The University of Warsaw Library building is fully accessible for people with mobility impairments. All lifts are adapted for wheelchair users to move around independently.
The library also has a room set aside for parents with children — the BUWialnia – BUW playroom, where they can study and work. There is a special space for play and with children’s books. The BUW playroom also has a corner for feeding and changing babies.
The BUW playroom is located on level 1 next to the lift, on the side of the information desk. It is open during library opening hours. The key can be collected at the information desk.