Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection

Library of Geography and Environmental Protection
is the main Polish library devoted to geography, environmental protection and cartography. (more ...)


The library is open to a limited extent

Please be aware!

We work under restricted conditions. Before visiting our premises, please contact us by phone or e-mail at geoglib@twarda.pan.pl.

Due to the limitations of Covid-19, we endeavour to provide you with remote service. We also arrange interlibrary book lending.
We invite you to use the RCIN.org.pl/igipz database containing both digitalized items from the Library's collections and articles currently being published in the IGiPZ PAN magazines. Please take advantage of the BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine or other resources available through the "Online resources" section.

Location of historical objects on a contemporary map


We have introduced an interface for locating historical objects on contemporary maps at the RCIN platform including old mills from the CeBaDoM collection, by means of OpenStreetMap. Visualization is provided at the metadata level (see "More" section). This interface also works on mobile devices.

An example of how this feature works can be found under the links below:
https://rcin.org.pl/igipz/publication/89480 - location of the post-war map of Rzeszowskie Voivodship;
https://rcin.org.pl/igipz/publication/97484 - location of exemplary windmill from the 17th century

The number of items with this feature is expected to increase successively. We hope this form of presentation will appeal to you. Please note that users with older versions of operating systems and browsers may have difficulties in realising all platform functionalities. Improvement of the RCIN platform is possible through the implementation of the OZwRCIN project.

Helpful Innovation - citing publications from RCIN


We are constantly working on the functionality of the RCIN platform.

You can now copy data for quoting publications from the RCIN platform in ISO690, APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.  The RCIN platform is constantly being improved as part of the OZwRCIN Project under the EU Operational Programme Digital Poland.

We encourage you to test this new feature. Please give us your feedback!