University of Warsaw Libraries

The University of Warsaw Library, designed by celebrated Polish architects, is situated in a modern building at 56/66 Dobra St., only a few minutes’ walk away from the main campus in Krakowskie Przedmieście. It is open seven days a week.


The Library’s collections of more than 5,9 million items are available to students, staff and external visitors. You can use the general reading room, individual study booths and special collections rooms.


Books can be borrowed by UW students and staff.


If you have a valid library account, you can use the computers with Internet access which are available in the building. You can also plug in your own laptop and use the Wi-Fi Internet network.


The University of Warsaw Library is not just a place of study. The roof of its massive building features one of Europe’s largest roof gardens – a favoured place of respite for Warsaw’s residents and tourists alike. From there, you can see a panoramic view of the whole city.


Besides the University of Warsaw Library, you can also use the 47 Faculty Libraries which provide subject-specific resources.

Additional information

University of Warsaw Library

Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warsaw

ph.: (+48) 22 55 25 178, 22 55 25 179

fax: (+48) 22 55 25 659


The Library is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (21:00 hrs), Saturdays from 12:00 to 7:00 pm (19:00 hrs) and Sundays from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm (15:00 to 20:00 hrs). Different opening hours apply in July and August. Access is by bus services 105, 118 and 127.