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The National Library

The National Library acts as the central library of the state and one of the most important cultural institutions in Poland. Its mission is to protect national heritage preserved in the form of handwritten, printed, electronic, recorded sound and audiovisual documents. The primary task of the National Library is to acquire, store and permanently archive the intellectual output of Poles, whether the works of citizens living on Polish soil, the most important foreign works, or publications related to Poland and published abroad.

Reading Rooms modernization

Due to the modernization of the Reading Rooms, collections of the National Library are available in the Temporary Reading Rooms. We apologize for the inconvenience.

History of the Library


History of the Library (film)


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tel.: (22) 608 29 99, (22) 452 29 99
Warszawa, al. Niepodległości 213
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