Current Journals Reading Room

The Reading Room provides free access to over 1200 current titles of both Polish and foreign scientific journals, popular science magazines and newspapers, as well as to about 2100 titles in a handy storeroom of the Reading Room, obtained through legal deposit and Polish and foreign subscriptions.

Access is also provided to archived journals held in storage, microfilm copies of national periodicals, and other types of library documents, except special collections materials. Collections in the Integra electronic catalogue are ordered electronically, and other publications can be obtained after filling in the paper call slip.

The reading room contains computer stations where you can use browse electronic journals and databases available on the library network.

A collection of posters is stored, developed and made available in the Poster Studio, located in the reading room. The collection includes approximately 8000 Polish propaganda, social, commemorative, circus, theatre and other posters. The oldest of these dates back to the late 1940s. This resource is gradually being digitalized and made available in the internal Silesian Digital Library (Cultural Heritage collection). The reference library, available on site, includes studies on poster art and visual communication issues in books and magazines.

Location symbol in the Integra electronic catalogue: CC

Readers have workstations with microfilm readers and computer workstations at their disposal.

A self-service photocopier is available in the reading room for making black-and-white or colour A4 and A3 prints and scans that can be recorded on a flash drive.
Price list of fees and services provided by the Silesian

Current Journals Reading Room
plac Rady Europy 1, 40-021 Katowice
tel.: (+48) 32 208 37 62

The main entrance to the Current Journals Reading Room - view of the stairs and a signboard with the name.
Current Journals Reading Room - a view of the stands for readers (tables, computers and chairs).
Current Journals Reading Room - a view of shelves with books and colorful seats for readers.

  • Online Exhibitions

    These are virtual thematic collections presenting selected stationary exhibitions or presenting library collections, including documents and objects. The collections are constantly supplemented with presentations, multimedia shows and photocasts.