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University Library

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn


Basic information 

  • Periodicals are available for users only within the Library.
  • Periodicals are available in open access or after placing an order for a given item that is located in the storeroom. 
  • The Library also offers electronic access to selected Polish and foreign periodicals.


Open access

  • A major part of the collections is available in open access, which means that the user:
    - has got free access to collections- looks up demanded items on a bookcase or in the catalogue
    - puts back materials on a cart or gives them back to a librarian
    - is obliged to have materials that he/she wishes to carry outside the collection (yet within the Library) recorded on his/her library account.
  • All periodicals available in open access are registered in the computer catalogue with information on their location.
  • Periodicals available in open access are located in: 
    - Information and Periodical Reading Room – Polish and foreign scientific journals and popular and scientific magazines in technical and natural sciences, Polish and foreign scientific journals, popular and scientific magazines and social-cultural periodicals in social sciences and humanities, related to the European Union as well as daily newspapers and weekly magazines, periodicals published by UWM,
    - Department of Special Collections – periodicals issued before 1945 and documents related to Warmia and Mazury.
  • Periodicals are arranged in the alphabetical order with Polish and foreign titles sorted separately.


Ordering periodicals

  • To order a periodical, it is necessary to locate it in the computer catalogue.
  • Periodicals denoted with the status „Magazyn czasopism” (Periodical Storeroom) can be ordered via computer.
  • Ordered periodicals shall be collected within 2 days in the Information and Periodical Reading Room.
  • All older items that are not recorded in the computer catalogue should be looked up in card catalogues - Information and Periodical Reading Room.
  • The completion of orders is as follows:

     Monday – Saturday: orders placed: 

by 8.30am – will be ready for collection after 9.00am
8.30am-9.30am – collection after 10.00am
9.30am-10.30am – collection after 11.00am
10.30am-11.30pm - collection after 12.00pm
11.30am-12.30pm – collection after 1.00pm
12.30pm-1.30pm - collection after 2.00pm
1.30pm-2.30pm – collection after 3.00pm
2.30pm-3.30pm - collection after 4.00pm
3.30pm-4.30pm – collection after 5.00pm
4.30pm-5.30pm - collection after 6.00pm
5.30pm-6.30pm – collection after 7.00pm
after 6.30pm - will be ready for collection the next day after 9.00am