The Scientific Library of the PAAS and the PAS in Cracow

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Library is open Mon-Fri 8:00-6:30 p.m. (with break 3-3:30 p.m.) and on Sat. 8:00-2:00 p.m.
Special Collections’ Reading Room is open Mon-Fri 8:30-2:00 p.m.
Print Room is open Mon-Fri 9:00-2:00 p.m.
Outdoor coats and jackets, bags larger than 30x25cm (around the size of an A4 sheet of paper), and umbrellas must be left in a free, staffed cloakroom on the PAAS ground level.
After entering the reading room, readers must sign the register and present the library card.


Requesting the items:

After consulting the catalogues (online and card catalogues), readers need to fill the paper request form and leave it in the box next to the card catalogue or use online request form. Incomplete or illegible requests would not be delivered.
Special and graphic collections can only be requested in the designated Reading Rooms.
Readers can order up to 10 items.
Requests made before 2:30 p.m. on Fridays (in Special Collections’ Reading Room and the Print Room before 1:30 p.m.) are delivered immediately. Other requests are delivered next morning. Saturday requests are delivered on Monday.


Using the Library:

All items can be requested only to the reading rooms.
All items can be photographed for research purposes after informing the librarian present in the reading room. For further information, see Services.
In Special Collections’ Reading Room and the Print Room hand-written notes can be made only in pencil. If the item is available on microfilm, the originals are presented only upon the permission of the Special Collections Supervisor.
Wi-Fi is available in all reading rooms to Library users. Login details can be found in the Library.



While quoting the materials from the Special Collections, please use the full name (The Scientific Library of the PAAS and the PAS in Cracow (then: Sc. Lib. of PAAS and PAS) and the following:
For manuscripts: Rkps [call no].
For Diplomas: Doc. [call no].
For Maps and atlases: Kart. [call no].
For Early Prints: St.Dr. [call no].
For Incunables: Inc. [call no].
For Rare Prints : Cim. [call no].


If you’re using microfilmn or digitised work, please quote the call number of the original.

While quoting the materials from the PAAS Print Room, please use the full name and the following:
For single sheets: inw. [call no].
For albums, bound series of prints and books: Alb. [call no]. 

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