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  • University of Warsaw Library Warsaw 200 9
  • Location
    • The University of Warsaw Library is situated in
    • Powiśle district , in the vicinity of the Old Town, The Royal Route ( Krakowski e Przedmieście street), The Campus of the University and Vistula river .
    • The University of Warsaw Library was founded in 1816.
    • It is the main library of the University and one of the three largest collections of scholarly books in Poland.
    • Collection : 2 937 104 items ( end of 2008), including :
    • books : 1 870 542 v ol.
    • journals : 676 477 v ol.
    • special collections ( early imprints , manuscripts , graphics , music collection , maps , ephemera ): 390 085 items
    Old Library New Library
  • Building
    • The present building designed by Mar ek Budzyński and Zbigniew Badowski was opened in 1999 . It consists of two parts:
    • front crescent-shape part assigned for commercial purposes (cafes, shops, offices)
    • main building ( 4 storeys and 2 underground levels). Both parts connects a passage.
    • Total surface : 60 000 m 2
    • Library’s surface : 40 000 m 2
    • The Library hosts cultural and educational events.
    • The building is decorated with 8 copper boards.
    • Six of them bear texts in old-Polish,
    • old-Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic and Sanskrit.Two are covered with mathematical formulas and a part of music score by Karol Szymanowski
    • The main entrance is decorated with a huge open book with an inscription in Latin
    • HINC OMNIA (‘from here everything’) .
    • Steps lead to four columns bearing statues of eminent Polish philosophers from Lvov-Warsaw School.
    • Behind the columns
    • opens a library-space .
    • Ground level :
    • Hall , cloakrooms , exhibition hall, restaurant , storage , Acquisition Department , Preservation and Conservation Department .
    • Level 1:
    • Reference Desk , catalogues ( online and paper catalogues ), Open Stacks, L ending Desk, Interlibrary Loan, Information and Public Service Department , Technical Services Department , NUKAT Center .
    Reference Desk Catalogue hall
    • Level 2 :
    • Open Stacks, Textbook Collection , Reading Room , Current Periodicals and Microforms Reading Room , Serials Department , Computer Department , NUKAT Center , A dministr ation Unit .
    • Level 3 :
    • Special Collection Rooms , Austrian Library ( in cooperation with the Austrian Forum of Culture ) .
    Main Reading Room Open Stacks
    • There are 1000 seats, about 110 computers giving access to :
    • online catalogue
    • Internet and faculty libraries catalogues
    • MS Office 2000
    • There are also computers and other equipment (e.g. text magnifiers) for blind and disabled persons .
  • Collection
    • The collection is located in :
    • closed compact storage
    • open stacks (ca 393 708 v ol. – books 341 826; journals 51 882 vol.)
    • special collection rooms
    Storage Open stacks
  • Open Stacks
    • The open stacks are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification system and the open stacks surface is divided in eight subject-areas.
    • Each book is properly marked with a label and described with a call number.
  • Subject areas
    • Level 1
    • Language. Literature
    • Philosophy. Psychology. Religion. Education
    • History
    • Geography. Mathematical, Natural and Applied Sciences
    • Level 2
    • Law. Political Science
    • Social Science. Anthropology
    • General works. Library Science
    • Music. Architecture. Fine Arts
    • Level 3
    • Special Collection rooms
  • Catalogues
    • Computer catalogue
    • records of books from UWL and faculty libraries. Most records are for books acquired after 1994.
    • early books from 15th cent. and partly from 16th cent. (letters A – E)
    • some Ephemera
    • periodicals
    • Card catalogues
    • alphabetic – records of books acquired between 1801 and 1997
    • subject catalogue of books
    • periodicals
    Catalogue hall Online catalogue
  • Electronic resources
    • E- Resources
    • over 48 000 subscribed journals in electronic version
    • e-bUW
    • digital library of books and documents unprotected by copyright; documents published by the University staff
    • d igital collection of Polish periodicals ( full texts )
    e-bUW E-resources
  • Readers
    • In 2008 :
    • number of patron-accounts – 122 200 ( 57,9 % student and UW staff accounts )
    • 1 134 765 entries
    • on average 3400 entries per day
    • 557 531 v o lumes
    • checked-out
    • 639 131 – full texts taken from e - r esources
  • Tea pavilion
    • A donation from Kyoei Steel Company for the Oriental Studies Department is a unique object in Poland and a second one of the type in Europe (besides England). Chashitsu – designed according to traditional art of building from original Japanese materials. It consists of:
    • two ceremonial rooms ( hiroma and koma )
    • backroom ( mizuya )
    • garden ( roji ) : outer stone garden ( soto roji ) and internal part ( uchi roji ).
  • Garden
    • The garden has two parts: a lower (15 000 m 2 surface ) and an upper part (2000 m 2 ).
    • It is one of the largest roof gardens in Europe.
    • The garden is divided into several colour-areas ( golden , silver , purple , green ).
  • Lower Garden
  • Roof-garden
  • Colours of the garden
    • The garden was opened in 2002. It is open to all visitors , admission free.
    • Cascades, streams, ponds, variety of plants and most of all the roof part with bridges, pergolas and hidden places are a big tourist attraction in Warsaw.
    • From the roof visitors admire picturesque sight of the Old Town, the center of the city and eastern bank of the Vistula river.
  • The Library from the bird’s eye-view