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Special Collections

The term 'special collections' covers various types of publications received under the agreements concluded with the European Commission, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as well as archival documents, which include materials inherited from the cofounder of the European Movement - Joseph Retinger. These collections are available on-site only - no outside loans are allowed. However, it is possible to make photocopies. Each collection has its own information webpage and catalogue. The catalogues of special collections are the examples of library’s own databases and can be searched individually or collectively using MultiSearch Tool (please note that the interface of this tool is in Polish only).

 

 

The European Documentation Centre

The Centre’s wide collection covers issues related to all areas of the European Union’s policies and actions. The information about collection is available in the annotated Euro database, which can be accessed both from the EDC and the library websites. The European Documentation Centre collection can be viewed in the Main Reading Room (Library Building, 3rd floor, room 301).

The World Bank Depository Library

Facilitates free access to printed monographs, reports, book series, journals and statistical databases issued by the World Bank. The whole collection received until 2008 was cataloged in the World Bank database. World Bank Depository Library Archive is located in the Information Services Department (Library Building, 3rd floor, room 310).

 

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Depository Library

This small collection includes brochures, Working Papers series, magazines, CD-ROMs. All of the materials are cataloged in the EBOR database. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Depository Library is located in the Information Services Department (Library Building, 3rd floor, room 310).

The International Monetary Fund Depository Library
 

Operated during the years 2002-2011. It facilitated free access to printed monographs, reports, book series, journals and statistical databases issued by the International Monetary Fund. The whole collection is cataloged in the IMF database. The International Monetary Fund Depository Library Archive is located in the Information Services Department (Library Building, 3rd floor, room 310).

 

Joseph Retinger Archive

An interesting archival collection comprising mainly correspondence and materials on the activities of the Central and Eastern European Commission of the European Movement in the late '50s, the '60s and '70s. The collection was scanned and full-text document are available in Archiwum Retingera, please note that the interface of this database is in Polish only. Original documents are kept in the Information Services Department (Library Building, 3rd floor, room 310).