Library of the University of Lodz
The Library of the University of Lodz is one of the biggest and most modern academic libraries in Poland. At present, its total collection amounts to more than 3 million volumes. The main part of the book collection is situated in Library store-rooms. The remaining books and journals are placed in the reference sections: the Main Reading Room and Study Rooms. Apart from the Main University Library there are 106 branch libraries and their collections are adjusted to the different scientific and didactic activities of the institutions. Together with these subsidiary libraries, the collections at the Library of the Łódź University amount to about two and half million volumes and the number of registered library card holders is now over 20.000. Access to the collection is much easier due to broad digitalization of data.
32/38 Matejki Street, Łódź
Most reading rooms are open Mon-Sat from 8am-8pm.
Specialized reading rooms often have different opening hours (check the website).
In some periods, the Open Access Area also opens on Sundays between 9am-2pm.
During the period of exam session at the end of each semester, longer (extended) working hours in the evenings often apply.
Please note that the Library is closed on all state holidays (such as 11 November, 6 January or 1 May). It may also close for a few weeks during the summer holiday break (typically 2-3 weeks in August: see the website’s Opening Hours or news section from May or June on).
Please note that you are to leave your outercoats, bags, equipment etc. in the underground cloakroom (coat check with lockers), before entering the inner gate. You may be allowed study-related belongings, such as pens, a paper sheet, or a portable electronic device (silent mode). Do not order new books from the closed storage area if the Library is about to close within an hour or less. In the Open Access Area, remember that books with red stickers on the spine are used on the spot. If you are a new user, first register with your Student ID at the ground floor.
See the regulations.
Library’s website in English
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