Rules for using the collections in Free Access area (FA)
the user independently searches for the library materials he/she is interested in, carries and uses them locally in the FA rooms, reading rooms or in the Informatory, or lend them using his/her own library account (in the case of books intended for this purpose). Passing with the book through the security gates near the Information Point on level 0 without lending it on the library account will result in triggering the sound and light alarm of the gate.
in case of looking for a specific book, use the WUL's online catalog. If the title you are looking for is in the Library's collections, you can find it: in the Free Access areas, Book Storage Department, or in the collections of one of the departmental. (faculty/institute) libraries. Books from the FA areas have a location in the online catalog marked as: BU-Wolny Dostęp 1 (Free Access 1), BU Wolny Dostęp 2 (Free Access 2) and the KBK classification, which indicates the location of the book on a specific bookstand and shelf in the FA area. Books without FA localization must be ordered from the Storage Department; depending on their status - they can be available only locally in the reading rooms or borrowed outside the Library via the Local Lending Department. Books from departmental libraries (faculty/institute) are circulated in individual libraries, in accordance with their Regulations.
library materials/books used by users locally in the FA area should be put on designated carts - they should not be inserted independently into the collections on shelves.
Lending collections located in the Free Access areas:
materials located in the Free Access areas and materials from the A and Z divisions in the Main Reading Room are excluded from the ordering system via the electronic catalog and they cannot be reserved,
the person who first comes for the books on a given day has the priority to use these collections,
the right to borrow materials outside the Library is granted to users who have a valid library account - in accordance with the Rules of Collection Circulation in the Wroclaw University Library,
FA call number is placed on the book labels - alphanumeric designation, beginning with the letter marking the division, and then markings for sub-divisions and date of publication, e.g. BC 116. Z546 2017. This call number indicates book’s place on the shelf,
materials marked with a pink label can be only use locally,
documents accompanying a given book, e.g. CD, DVD, etc. are issued by librarians at the FA1 or FA2 counter,
borrowing books outside is carried out in the Free Access areas using self-service stands - selfchecks or in the Local Lending Department on level 1,
books borrowed on your own library account can be returned at self-service stands (FA1 and FA2), or in the Local Lending Department on level 1,
any questions of the Library’s users related to FA will be answered by the librarians on site in Free Access or via phone/e-mail
Free Access 1 – level 2, phone: +48 71 375 76 22,
Free Access 2 – level 3, phone: +48 71 375 76 09,
Main Reading Room (divisions A and Z) – level 3,
phone: +48 71 375 76 03,
Substantive questions regarding the Classification of books in the Free Access should be directed to the subject librarians:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
More information on the characteristics and locations of the collections in Free Access area can be found at:
Free Access to the collections in the Wroclaw University Library