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University of Warsaw Library

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

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