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THE LIBRARY OF THE INSTITUTE OF SLAVIC STUDIES, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
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Tel: (22) 552 04 23 or (22) 552 05 49
Open: Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 18.00
The LIBRARY of the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences has the most comprehensive collection of Slavic-related books in Poland. The total number of items is 112872 volumes, including 91596 non-serial publications and 21276 periodicals. The Z. Stieber Library of the IS PAN collects books related above all to Slavic studies, and, to a lesser extent, books related to Polish studies and Indo-European languages. The profile of the books makes reference to the requirements of a whole range of people who are interested in Slavic studies: research workers, students, teachers, translators. The Library houses inter alia unique collections of Rossica and valuable collections of Russian periodicals of the 19th century and the collection – the most comprehensive in Poland – of publications in the field of linguistics and the history of West and South Slavic literatures. The special collections of the Library include 1065 items – microfilms, Xerox copies and 82 copies of old prints.
THE DEPARTMENTS OF THE LIBRARY
THE GENERAL DEPARTMENT
The department contains inter alia general encyclopedias which appear in the particular Slavic countries, general retrospective and current bibliographies of these countries, monograph works devoted to the history of books, libraries and periodicals published in Slavic countries.
THE DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS
The department contains works which represent above all general linguistics, Slavic-Slavic dictionaries, monolingual Slavic dictionaries, selected multilingual dictionaries, research works devoted to Slavic linguistics including Polish linguistics, theoretical, methodological and material-related works in the field of Slavic comparative studies, and, to a lesser degree, non-Slavic comparative studies.
THE DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE AND LITERARY STUDIES
The department collects inter alia works devoted to the history and theory of literature, especially Slavic literature, dictionaries, encyclopedias, literary handbooks, comparative works devoted to Slavic literatures and literary texts (original texts and translations).
THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
The department contains mainly encyclopedias, dictionaries, selected cross-sectional works and the most worthwhile monographs, source texts and documents concerning the history of Slavic peoples as well as works which represent auxiliary disciplines of history (the archeology of the prehistory of Slavdom and the history of the culture of Slavic peoples).
THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
The department contains above all synthetic research works and lexica devoted to Slavdom, maps and cartographic materials which are necessary inter alia to dialectological, onomastic and historical-linguistic research.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
The department includes inter alia the basic synthetic works concerning the history of philosophy, the texts of Slavic thinkers and religious texts treated as monuments of a language. The department of social sciences contains above all works devoted to national minorities, Pan-Slavism, political relations between Slavic countries, legal texts which are currently monuments of a language and more comprehensive research works devoted to the folklore and customs of Slavic peoples.
THE ART DEPARTMENT
This department collects basic, general and synthetic works as well as ones that present a historical overview of the art of the Slavic countries.
The main source of the supply of books is, apart from purchases, foreign exchange conducted with ca. 200 contracting parties from all over the world, including the Slavic countries as well as Western Europe and the USA. Due to this fact the Library of the IS PAN is the best-furnished Slavicist library in Poland.
ACCESS TO INTERNET DATABASES
The Institute of Slavic Studies of the PAN has access to the following databases:
• Cambridge University Press
• Web of Science