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

March 30, 2020

The ASC Library will be closed to readers from March 12 to April 14, 2020. No penalties will be charged from March 12 to April 14.


2020 Emerging Scholar Award

March 29, 2020

It is our pleasure to inform the ASC community that Filip Boratyn, our doctoral student and – at the same time – USOS office assistant, is a recipient of the 2020 David G. Hartwell Emerging Scholar Award presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.


We would like to invite you to take part in the Multicultural Volunteering Online!

March 28, 2020

This is a great possibility to learn a new language, improve Polish (or another language that you know and would like to practise), learn about different cultures and meet students, with whom friendship may last beyond the not-leaving-home-times 🙂


US National Emergency Library

March 26, 2020

During this unprecedented time in history, access to printed books is becoming difficult or impossible. COVID-19 is forcing students, educators, and everyday readers to rely on digital books more than ever before.

Flying Couch (2016)

American Studies Colloquium Series

April 02, 2020 at 4pm, ONLINE ED; Networks of Holocaust Memory in Third Generation Graphic Narratives

March 25, 2020

During the online streamed lecture, Dana Mihăilescu will present the Amy Kurzweil’s debut graphic memoir, Flying Couch (2016), in order to consider how the Holocaust narrative at the core of this graphic narrative is negotiated by the three generations of Kurweil’s family. Hence, she will highlight an ethical, future-oriented use of mediating forms of Holocaust memories for third generation artists.