Central Library of Geography
and Environmental Protection


Thematic subjects

  • physical geography (including paleogeography, geomorphology, hydrology, water management, climatology, bioclimatology, geography of soils), economic geography (including following aspects of geography: historical, social, political, population, urban and settlement, rural, forestry, transport and communication, services), systemic transformations, spatial development, regional studies, tourism and heritage tourism), environment protection, protected areas, cartography and GIS.

Kind of pulibcations

  • Polish and foreign scientific literature; books and monographs, conference proceedings, doctoral and post-doctoral dissertations, legislative acts in the domain of environment protection, statistical and bibliographic materials, scientific journals, atlases (national and thematic), serial maps and loose-leaf maps;
  • popular science materials, inter alia, varsaviana (materials concerning Warsaw), monographies of cities, picture album publications, guides, tourist maps and educational paths;
  • academic textbooks as well as auxiliary books and materials concerning didactics, including curricula.

Stocks (2015)

As of 31st December 2016 the Library collections hold 304,863 items of inventory units, including:

  • 146 115 volumes of printed books;
  • 54 495 volumes of periodicals (266 current journal titles);
  • 103 964 items of special collections (mainly maps, atlases and antique prints).