Rules of collections' rendering accessible

Rules of rendering accessible of the collections of the Library


Rendering accessible

  • In the reading room – all collections for scientific and didactic purposes (processing of the book orders takes up to 15 minutes)
  • Lending outside – books published after 1945 – Polish and foreign (processing of the book orders takes up to 15 minutes). In spite of belonging to this category are not lent outside: rare books, richly illustrated books, dictionaries, encyclopedias and some basic compendia of various fields of knowledge. 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.
  • The order’s execution time is 1 hour. The ordered books should be borrowed from the Lending Library during its opening hours during 5 days (Monday–Friday).
  • The execution of orders placed directly in the Library is 15 minutes.

NOTICE: To receive a book the same day when it was ordered, the order must be placed at least one hour before the storerooms close, which means: in the summer period (May until the September) – on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - until 2.00 p.m. Except the summer period - on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - until 3.45 p.m.

  • Interlibrary loans – books destined to be rendered accessible outside. We do not sent by post particularly valuable prints.
  • The library card is valid for 12 months since the date of activation and costs 12 zlotys.


Rules of special collections’ rendering accessible

1. General Rules

  • A person who wants to use special collections must have an active Card or one-day Card.
  • Special collections are rendered accessible to research workers (assistant professors and professors). However, doctors, students for the master's degree and research workers from other institutions (libraries, archives, museums etc.) must present a letter from the director of their institution or from the thesis supervisor confirming the necessity of using special collections to write the research publication the topic of which must be defined.
  • The above-mentioned restrictions  do not apply to modern, generally accessible cartography, iconography, microfilms and electronic data storages.

2. The procedure of ordering and rendering the special collections accessible:

  • The catalogues of special collections are shown by a librarian on duty while all information referring  to catalogues and bibliography is given by librarians from the Special Collections Department from 9.00 a.m. till 2.00 p.m.
  • A written consent for rendering special collections accessible must be given on a special form by the director of the Special Collections Department or another authorized person. Then, specified volumes are rendered accessible to a reader in the reading room during  the Library's working hours.
  • Especially precious materials are rendered accessible in the Special Collections Department’s study from 9.00 a.m. till 2.00. p. m.
  • Microfilmed materials are only rendered accessible as microfilms, while materials available online in a digital form - at the Library's computer desks which have access to the Internet.
  • Ordering digital photographs, scans or photocopies of special collections requires  - by reason of the necessity to protect  these collections – the permission of the Director of special collections.