In order to prevent the COVID-19 disease spread among the UW community, the Rector of the University of Warsaw decided that the Library will be closed to readers from March 11 to April 14, 2020.

We also cancel meetings, trainings and trips planned for this period.

You may contact us:

  • by phone: 55 25 178, 55 25 179 (from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • by e-mail: (from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • using Ask a Librarian chat (from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • on our Facebook profile.


Library account:

  • the due date for borrowed items (books, keys etc.) has been set to April 18,
  • no penalties will be charged from March 11 to April 14,
  • no new requests can be made,
  • requests already made will be valid until April 18.

Online resources:

  • the University of Warsaw Students and Employees have remote access to the collection of books and electronic journals subscribed by UW, available from the University of Warsaw Library (BUW) in the ‘Online resources’ tab ( /), after logging in with the library card number and password,
  • the University of Warsaw Students and Employees who have got their ELS/ELD/ELP (Electronic Student/Employee ID) and have not registered yet, can register online. Please check out the Registration section on the page: The account activation website is available in Polish only,
  • new password can be set using the ‘Forgot your password?’ functionality, on the Login page.



Changes in the mode of operation of the ASC Library, Students’ Office, and Financial Office related to the COVID-19 outbreak

May 29, 2020

The UW Ksawerow building is no longer shut down, and the ASC faculty and staff can use their offices. Still all the ASC instruction continues remotely. The ASC administration will be working remotely until further notice.  It is possible to arrange an in-person appointment via email. Though the ASC Library’s reading rooms will be closed, the Library’s checkout counter will be open on Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Fridays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.


ASC promo clip

May 29, 2020

The ASC offers a unique, interdisciplinary American Studies program and is is one of the biggest American Studies institutions in Europe. Check out what to expect as the student of the ASC!


Important issues for the end of the spring semester

May 27, 2020

As there are new developments and rules for our academic life and activities, I believe I should relate them to you to keep you updated. The most important issues for now are: Language exams, Exam session, Registration, End-of-semester questionnaire, OSA Library operation.


Latest information and advice for the UW community during the coronavirus pandemic

May 22, 2020

On 21st May, the UW rector issued a new order on rules for studying and working at UW. Online teaching and learning will continue, except classes which cannot be conducted remotely. It is possible to work from home, according to a duty system or flexible working hours. The health, safety and well-being of members of the UW community remain the university’s priority.

American Studies Colloquium Series

May 28, 2020 at 6pm, ONLINE; An Erotic Toolkit: Asexual and Aromantic Critiques of Heteronormativity

May 21, 2020

This talk will explore the feminist, queer, and anti-racist tradition of the erotic, drawing on Audre Lorde’s work in particular. Ela Przybylo will discuss how the erotic provides a distinct model for theorizing relating that creates space for the inclusion of asexuality and challenges compulsory sexuality.