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SWPS UNIversity library

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The library at SWPS University holds over 88,000 volumes on a variety of subjects, including psychology, sociology, cultural studies, political studies, philology and language studies, and many other disciplines. The library also offers several hundreds of Polish and foreign periodicals and academic journals, in paper and electronic format. It also provides statistical software and language learning CD’s. Additionally, the library has an extensive collection of feature films and documentaries.

East Asia Collection

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The East Asia Collection holds nearly 18,000 books and periodicals pertaining to various aspect of East Asian Studies, including history, political and economic relations, social sciences, art and culture, ethnography, religion, philosophy, literature and linguistics. There is also a variety of handbooks and materials helpful in learning of East Asian languages.

Almost 80 per cent of the collection consists of materials devoted to Chinese and Japanese subject matters. The remaining materials pertain to Korea, Vietnam and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.

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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

The SWPS University library in Warsaw is equipped with specialized tools to meet the needs of users with disabilities. Specialized equipment includes: a computer station with a speech synthesizer, audio output and print reader software, ZoomText software, myszONka - a computer mouse for people unable to use their hands, a scanner and software enabling conversion of printed materials into digital format, and a stationary reading system for people with visual impairments. 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 and foreign electronic databases of articles, periodicals and other materials, including: 
EBSCO, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, SocINDEX with Full Text, Elsevier, JSTOR, Science, Scopus, SpringerLink, Wiley Online Library, Web of Science, and Lex. They may also use the largest Polish electronic lending library ibuk.pl.

Information for students and lecturers

Summer vacation in Library in Warsaw

From 4.10.2021 the Library in Warsaw will be open:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10.00-18.00
  • Friday: 13.00-20.00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-18.00

The Oriental Collection will be open:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10.00-16.00


SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Chodakowska Street 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw

Hours of Operation

Regular Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10.00-18.00
  • Friday: 13.00-20.00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-18.00