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Current and Archive Periodicals Reading Room

General information

The Current and Archive Periodicals Reading Room is situated on the level 2 in the Wroclaw University Library on Fryderyka Joliot-Curie 12 St.

Address for correspondence:
Wroclaw University Library
Circulation Department
Current and Archive Periodicals Reading Room
F. Joliot-Curie 12 St.
50-383 Wroclaw
phone: +48 71 34 63 122

Opening hours:

October - June
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
July, September
Monday, Thursday: 12:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Reading room is closed

Rules and conditions of usage of the Reading Room are determined in the Rules of Collection Circulation in the Wroclaw University Library, Chapter 2 - Access to collections in reading rooms.

I. Profile of collection in the Current and Archive Periodicals Reading Room

In the Reading Room are available periodicals that correspond with fields of science represented at the University of Wroclaw, with special emphasis on: humanistic, concerning political science, legal and economic periodicals as well as national newspapers.

Attention: Foreign specialist periodicals are not present in the Reading Room. That kind of publications are available in departmental libraries of the University of Wroclaw.

II. Conditions of usage

  1. Who can use the Reading Room

    • persons over 18 years old with valid library cards,

    • pupils of high schools – after obtaining the consents of the Director of the Library.

  2. Rules for users of the Reading Room:

    • leaving in the coatroom: overcoats, umbrellas, briefcases, backpacks, bags, laptops covers, etc.

    • leaving at the library desk proper document authorizing usage of the Reading Room, i.e. valid library card and presenting to the librarian valid identification document with picture,

    • signing in the guest book legibly, to behave quietly, don‘t use cell phones to conduct calls, don't bring and eat food and/or drinks, and don’t smoke.

      Attention: library security can remove from the Wroclaw University Library’s building person, whose behavior is in violation of the Rules of Collection Circulation in the Wroclaw University Library or violates generally accepted standards of human intercourse.

      Attention: Wroclaw University Library is not responsible for any private property left unattended by the users.

  3. Library's materials that are available in the Current and Archive Periodicals Reading Room:

    • materials from the Reading Room’s reference collection,

    • stand-alone and non stand-alone supplements to periodicals and current newspapers (CD, DVD, etc.) are issued by the librarian. After their use, user is obliged to return all materials to the librarian in unchanged state,

    • librarian, at the request of the user, can issue a set of headphones that can be used when playing CDs or DVDs that are stored in the Reading Room, and by people with disabilities to operate the computer software,

    • current domestic periodicals, current foreign periodicals, periodicals and newspapers from the Library's storages, periodicals on microfilms,

    • in the Reading Room user can also use his or her own materials. They should be reported to the librarian in paper form.

      Attention: The periodicals from the reference collection of the Reading Room are free accessible for users. Library materials that are no longer needed by user must be returned to the librarian. Materials from the Reading Room can be used only locally.

  4. Ordering of materials from the Storage Department to the Reading Room

    • orders for library's materials can be placed from online catalog and from digitized catalogs,

    • User can order at once: 5 volumes of periodicals,

    • after exceeding this limitations, subsequent orders may only be submitted after returning all or part of the volumes that have been used,

    • User is obliged to use library materials only locally in the Reading Room and to return them unchanged.

      Fulfilling orders up to 60 minutes before closing the Reading Room (orders placed afterwards will be completed next day).
      Time for accomplishment of order is about 45minutes. In the rush hours accomplishment time can be extended.

  5. Copying of materials in the Reading Room

    • in the Reading Room the paid self-copying service is available for library’s materials published after 1950,

    • users can make copies in form of pictures (free of charge) in compliance with the copyright law with one's own digital camera (without flash light), excluding valuable collections and collections in bad state of preservation. Every time the permission from the librarian is needed,

    • users can place orders to the librarian for paid reprographic services done by Library's Reprographic and Digitization Unit on Fryderyka Joliot-Curie 12 St. Fee for these services is charged accordingly to the current price list.

  6. For users in the Reading Room are available:

    • computer workstations with the access to the Library's catalogs, inter alia electronic and digitized,

    • access to paid self-copying service for library’s materials published after 1950,

    • access to wireless Wi-Fi network (login and password can be obtained from librarian),

    • stationary magnifying glass for printed materials (for use directly on the user's desk),

    • users’ desk adapted for the disabled people (i.e. using wheelchairs, as well as visually and/or hearing impaired - magnifying glass for text software, lector software and set of headphones). On request Braille keyboard is available, too.

  7. Usage of computer workstations in the Reading Room

    • computer workstations in the Reading Room have been installed in order to provide access to: the catalogs of the Library, the Wrocław University Library Digital Library, e-Reading Room, and to provide access to the library's materials in electronic form.

      Attention: Access to some licensed databases is possible only in the WUL's Scientific Information Department on F. Joliot-Curie 12 St.

  8. Prolongation or reservation of library’s materials in the Reading Room

    • Materials ordered to the Reading Room from storages or from the reference collections of Library’s departments can be reserved and prolonged on user's order. Materials not used during three days are sent back to the main storage or proper department of the Library.

    • Materials from the reference collection of the Reading Room cannot be reserved. After finishing work in the Reading Room, before leaving it, user is obliged to return all materials to the librarian in unchanged state. After returning all materials by the user, librarian gives back user's library card/ student's ID card or other identity document.