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The SWPS University library in Katowice hold over 8,000 volumes on psychology, criminal psychology and other related subjects. The collection is gradually expanding. The library offers a variety of books, audio-books, magazines, periodicals, feature films, documentaries, training videos, professional articles on psychology, and English language learning CD’s. Students and faculty may also use statistical software for analysis of research results.

Video Library

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The SWPS University’s video library holds recordings of many lectures, meetings and debates organized by the University. Additionally, it collects documentaries and educational films. It also offers access to a list of links to documentaries relevant to the fields of study represented by the University. The documentaries are available on various open-access platforms on the Internet.

The library has been partially financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education under the 663/P-DUN/2012 project, supporting investments for educational development.

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The Repository holds electronic archives of SWPS University, including doctoral dissertations, academic articles, conference materials, teaching materials and academic posters created in the course didactic work and scientific research by the researchers of SWPS University.

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Access for Individuals with Special Needs

W The SWPS University library in Katowice is equipped with a specialized computer station for visually impaired users. The station offers a speech synthesizer, ZoomText software and a large print keyboard. Patrons of the library may also take advantage of a portable hand-held electronic magnifiers. The library also provides access to the Academic Digital Library, which holds handbooks and study materials in various digital formats, including: DOC, HTML, PDF, and DAISY.


Electronic Databases

Students and lecturers of SWPS University have access to Polish and foreign electronic databases of articles, periodicals and other materials, including:
EBSCO, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, SocINDEX with Full Text, and Elsevier. They may also use the largest Polish electronic lending library ibuk.pl.



SWPS University, Katowice College
Techników Street 9, 40-326 Katowice

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10.00-15.00
  • Saturday: 10.00-14.00
  • The Library will be closed during the Holiday break, from December 23, 2021 to January 9, 2022