Opening hours

We kindly inform that starting from the 21st of May 2018 to the 30th of September 2018,

the library will be open Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

(Placing orders is possible until 2.30 p.m.)

On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the library is closed.


The project financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland is strictly connected to the strategy of functioning of the Society which runs an accessible to the public scientific library, which supports improving the level of science and studies and facilitates self-education. Digitization of collections plays an important role in improving knowledge of information technology among the society. Moreover, it supports protection of the library's collections which are fundamental for preserving Polish cultural heritage. By digitization there are created repositories destined to be used by public and, simultaneously, the originals are preserved for future generations.

The accomplishment of the project in 2014 enabled the Library to purchase a specialized non-contact scanner and to start the digitization of especially precious objects of our collections. Therefore, some unique old prints from the 15th and 16th centuries and manuscripts have been selected to be digitized. By unique we mean: not recorded by any digital library or having some special unique bookplates (on the bookbinding, in the description of provenance, in gloss) - f.ex. of Albrecht Durer, Hjerinn sind begriffen vier Bücher von menschlicher Proportion (Nuremberg 1528), Postylla of Mikołaj Rej (Cracow 1560) or manuscripts of the princes Sułkowscy. The digital reprints of these works are going to be accessible to a large group of recipients, not only in accordance with the content but also with the individual characteristics of each copy.

The digitized objects are going to be available in the Internet, in the Digital Library of Wielkopolska and also via the Digital Libraries Federation and EUROPEANA.

On request of our readers who use our collections in the seat of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences, all digital reprints are also available in our Library, in the computers.

The patronage of the project include: VP S.A. Oddział w Poznaniu oraz Wielkopolska Telewizja Kablowa Sp. z o.o.


We kindly ask all readers (especially research workers of Poznań universities and colleges, members of various scientific and regional societies, students) to actively participate in creating thematic collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences according to:

•     Ancient history

•     Linguistic anthropology

•     History and culture of Great Poland

•     Legal issues of culture

We would like to meet the needs of young researchers who work in these fields and esnure them, within the framework of the grant given for this purpose in 2014 from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, access to the latest scientific publications - Polish and foreign which refer to the mentioned above areas of study. Any titles which you find important and necessary for our collections should be submited via "Suggest a purchase" on our website or directly by e-mail:

All requestsshall be analyzed in accordance with usefulness, accessibility, prices and then the decision about the purchase will be made.

We hope you will help us to complete this project.


We lend outside Polish and foreign books published after 1945 (except some rare, richly illustrated books, dictionaries, encyclopedias and basic compendia of various fields of knowledge) for 1 month (there is a possibility of prolonging the lent books twice).


According to the amount of volumes, we lend:

- 5 books (in 10 volumes in case of multivolume publications)

- 3 books (in 5 volumes in case of multivolume publications) - students of secondary schools.

- 10 books (in 20 volumes in case of multivolume publications) – members of our Society. 


Since the 1st of July 2010 in the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences has worked new service which enables ordering books via on-line catalogue: This service is available to readers whose electronic Card and reader's account are active. Persons who do not fulfill these conditions are kindly asked to contact the Lending Library. Ordered to be borrowed outside might be only the publications with ""ZAMÓW" ["ORDER"] option in the online catalogue.