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Manuscripts Department

Profile of collections

Within Department are stored remaining after war manuscripts collections from former University and City Libraries, as well as items acquired after 1945 (so called accession). Collection is thematically very differential and consists of theological, juridical, philosophical, medical writings, works of classical Greek and Latin authors, letters of scientists and writers, as well as albums and oriental manuscripts. What makes this collection so special and unique, are chronicles of Silesian cities, calendars, historical dissertations, genealogical materials and other valuable sources for Silesian history as well as the largest in Poland collection of medieval manuscripts.

A guide to the Wroclaw University Library's collection of manuscripts (Polish version only)

Department duties

Main duties of the Manuscript Department are:

  • maintaining register,

  • processing of collections,

  • circulating collections to the Special Collections’ Reading Room as well as for domestic and foreign exhibitions,

  • registering of circulated collections,

  • storage duties, protection of collections,

  • answering queries and distributing information regarding collections,

  • maintaining catalogs, registers and reference collections,

  • cooperation with Collections’ Acquisition Department,

  • co-organization of exhibitions,

  • shifts and substantive assistance in Special Collections’ Reading Room.

Circulation of collections

Materials are available in the Special Collections’ Reading Room:
:: accomplishment of orders by 2:00 p.m.
:: orders placed after that hour will be accomplished next day
:: detailed terms and conditions of usage of manuscripts are determined in Rules of collection circulation in Wroclaw University Library
Reprographic services are carried out in the Reprographic and Digitization Unit.


Wroclaw University Library
Manuscripts Department
Fryderyka Joliot-Curie 12 St.
50-383 Wroclaw
phone: +48 71 37 52 408, +48 71 37 52 432


First and Last Name tel. number / email
Dep. manager dr Michał Broda +48 71 3752 408
dr Antoine Haaker +48 71 3757 154
mgr Łukasz Krzyszczuk +48 71 3757 615
mgr Dawid Kuriański +48 71 3757 616
dr Adam Poznański +48 71 3752 432
dr Jan Paweł Woronczak +48 71 3757 616


:: prof. Wojciech Mrozowicz

:: dr Lesław Spychała

Farewell of Joasia Madej
Farewell of Staszek Kądzielski