Interlibrary loans - The National Library


Interlibrary loans

Interlibrary loans at National Library of Poland are handled by the National and International Loans Department. Orders may be submitted by post, fax, or email:

Biblioteka Narodowa
Zakład Wypożyczania Krajowego i Zagranicznego
al. Niepodległości 213
02-086 Warszawa

Telephone information desk:

  • tel. (+48 22) 608 23 33 (foreign loans)
  • tel. (+48 22) 608 23 32 (domestic loans)

Opening hours:

Monday–Friday: 10.00-14.00
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: closed

The department handles the loaning of books of all types, whether Polish, foreign, or foreign Polonica, published after December 31, 1948, as well as of microfilms from other Polish and foreign libraries.

Within the framework of interlibrary loans, readers of the National Library of Poland may order documents from foreign and other Polish libraries.

Generally loans from Polish libraries are free of charge; however, materials on loan from foreign libraries carry a charge in accord with the current price list [.pdf].

Loans from special collections take place on separate bases and individually, with the permission of the head of the appropriate institute responsible for special collections.