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Opening hours

Main Building, al. Niepodległości 213

Reference Centre

Opening hours - Reference Centre
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday and Public Holidays
8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 closed

tel. (+48 22) 608 23 30,
e-mail bninform@bn.org.pl

Reading Rooms: Main, Heritage Collections

Opening hours - Reading Rooms: Main, Permanent
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday and Public Holidays
8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 closed

On Saturday book request forms are collected no later than 15.00.
Librarianship and and information science materials are available in Main Reading Room, request forms are collected Monday-Friday only, no later than 15.00.
Ephemera are available in Heritage Collections Reading Room, request forms are collected Monday-Friday only, no later than 15.00.

Reading Rooms: Music, Sound and Audiovisual Records, Cartography

Opening hours - Reading Rooms: Music, Sound and Audiovisual Records, Cartography
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday and Public Holidays
10.00-14.00 10.00-14.00 10.00-14.00 10.00-14.00 10.00-14.00 closed closed

Cartography Reading Room (provides access to maps, graphics, drawings and photographs):tel. (+48 22) 608 27 16e-mail kart@bn.org.pl
Music Reading Room (provides access to sheet music):tel. (+48 22) 608 23 89e-mail zzmuz@bn.org.pl
Sound and Audiovisual Records Reading Room (provides access to sound recordings, audiovisual materials):tel. (+48 22) 608 23 30e-mail czytzzdia@bn.org.pl

Readers Registration

Opening hours - Readers Registration
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday and Public Holidays
8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 8.30-20.30 closed

The reading-rooms have their regular maintenance breaks from December 24 to December 31. During those days they are closed to readers.

Palace of the Commonwealth (Pałac Rzeczypospolitej), pl. Krasińskich 3/5

Informations about manuscripts:e-mail manus@bn.org.pl
Informations about early printed books:e-mail stardruk@bn.org.pl
Informations about access to the special collection:tel. (+48 22) 531 02 03e-mail udost@bn.org.pl

Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Reading Room

Opening hours - Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Reading Room
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday and Public Holidays
9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 closed closed

Attention! Book request forms are collected no later than 16.15.

Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Reading Room has its regular maintenance break from December 24 to December 31. During those days it is closed to readers.

The entire library is closed to readers:

  • on all Sundays
  • for all national and church holidays, i.e.: January 1, Easter weekend and the following Monday, May 1, May 3, Corpus Christi, August 15, November 1, November 11, Christmas Day and December 26.
Contact us
e-mail: biblnar@bn.org.pl
tel.: (+48 22) 608 29 99, (+48 22) 452 29 99
Warszawa, al. Niepodległości 213
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