Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection
The users of the Library must carry valid identification card to be shown to staff on request, to get a free access to items/materials on the premises in the Library reading room.
Every interested person can obtain his/her Library card (open his/her Library account) and borrow materials to be read at home after paying a returnable security deposit/fee of 50 PLN for one Polish item. The fee for non-Polish items is determined individually depending on the value of a given Library item.
The orders can be submitted directly through online catalogue (only individuals that have the Library accounts), by phone or sending e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org, or personally on the site in the Library.
Basically, the orders are carried out immediately.
The users of the Library have a Xerox at their disposal.
If necessary it is possible to scan fragments of the items taken on loan or to take digital photographs.
In the Reading Room following materials are available: - a selection of current foreign and Polish journals, - current titles published by the major Polish scientific centers in the field of geography, - a selection of academic textbooks in the field of geography, tourism, environment protection and cartography, - dictionaries, geographical and general encyclopedic works, - statistical publications, - a selection of publication concerning Poland.
In the Cartography Section following items/materials are available among others: - a set of essential reference books dealing with a broadly conceived geographical matter, and also with thematically nationally organized data, - Polish tourist, road, topographical and thematic maps (including: geological, soil, environmental, hydrological ones), - Polish and foreign maps of different parts of the world and states.
The Library collections, included into the National Library Resources, can be accessed only on the site in the reading room between 9.00 AM and 3.00 PM.
Antique materials/items are made accessible only for the science-research purposes after earlier arrangement with the Library staff.