Institute of Archaeology Library

Institute of Archaeology UW Library

Organization: Institute of Archaeology UW Library (Library)
Address: Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Szkoła Główna, 00-927 Warsaw
Room number: 0.22, 0.24, 1.16, 1.17
Phone: (0-22) 55 22 831, 55 22 833-4

Head Librarian:

                Elżbieta Roszyk M.A.

Dorota Skowron M.A., Jolanta Jabłonowska M.A. (Papyrology), Krystyna Matuszewska M.A., Aleksandra Piechura M.A.

Reading Room: 1.17

Library Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00-17:00
Saturday – Sunday 10:00–17:00 (only during part-time studies’ sessions)


Library rules and regulations:

  • all books must be returned by 16:00 on weekdays, by 16:00 during the weekend
  • request slips are reviewed for the last time at 16.00 on weekdays, and at 16:00 during the weekend
  • the overnight loans service starts at 15:00

About the Library:

The Library of the Institute of Archaeology UW was created by merging the resources of the Library of the Chair of Mediterranean Archaeology and the Library of the Chair of Prehistoric and Early Medieval Archaeology. Full access to library resources is offered on the premises only. Loans are made to research and teaching staff from the Institute and from other centres as part of inter-library exchange and to Institute of Archaeology students to a more limited extent – in keeping with the Library regulations.

Library resources include publications on prehistory, prehistoric archaeology, Classical archaeology, archaeology of the Near East and Egypt, medieval archaeology and auxiliary sciences.

The Library has in its keeping books from private libraries of Professors Kazimierz Michałowski, Martin Jahn, Włodzimierz Antoniewicz, and the Volkswagen Foundation.

The Library has an exchange with other libraries in Poland and abroad.

The Library has a collection of M.A. dissertations by IA UW graduates and PhD dissertations.

Since October 2006, the Institute of Archaeology Library has been developing an online catalogue of its printed resources in cooperation with The University of Warsaw Library.

A digitised version of the teaching resources is being developed at present – for the students of the Institute of Archaeology. It is available only in the Library Reading Room.