The Main Library of the Medical University of Warsaw gathers various library materials and makes them available to the students, University employees and the public.

In a four-story building, neighboring with the Rectorat building and the Didactic Center, the students and employees have at their disposal modern, spacious and fully-computerized libraries and reading rooms. The Library building houses: Students Library, the Main Reading Room, Journals Reading Room and Multi-Media Internet Reading Room. Students preparing to their histology or anatomy exams can use microscopes and skull models available in the Main Reading Room.

The Collection of books on medicine and related sciences has over
301, 000 copies. These are: manuals, monographs, encyclopedias, dictionaries and guides. The Library offers also access to e-books of publishing houses such as Springer, Walters Kluwer, LWW, PWN< PZWL or WNT.

The collection of journals has 132,00 volumes, which gives a few thousand of scientific periodicals, mainly in Polish and in English. The Library subscribes 301 titles of Polish journals and 43 foreign ones. There are also special collections such as collection of antique books, doctoral dissertations, master’s thesis and bachelor’s thesis written at the Medical University of Warsaw as well as a collection of video cassettes and CDs.

On-line Library service gives access to the Library books as well as to many medical libraries in Poland and abroad. Through the  Library Website both students and employees have access to majority of scientific publication by means of medical bases such as: Embase, Science Direct, Sprin-ger, Scopus, Proquest, LWW, Medline, Ebsco, Reaxys, Wiley-Blackwell, Web of Science, BMJ, Karger, Nature Pu-blishing Group, Scifinder, UpToDate, Oxford University Press, American Chemical Society, Bibliography of Publications of MUW Faculty and Polish Doctors Bibliography.


       Information Desk
       phone: (22) 116 60 03

       Monday - Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
       Saturday: 8 am - 2 pm

       Reading Room
       phone: (22) 116 60 08

       Monday - Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
       Saturday: 8 am - 2 pm

       Lending Library  
       phone: (22) 116 60 04
       Monday - Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
       Saturday: 8 am - 2 pm

       Self-Service Lending Library
       phone: (22) 116 60 04
       Monday - Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
       Saturday: 8 am - 2 pm

Checking out a book

Every library has its own system, the system at WUM is simple. So if you are perusing the library, you will notice that each book has a different colored label on it’s spine:

  Blue label = 1 day, must be borrowed 2 hours before closing time (Note: 50zł fine if not returned the next day by 9am)

Green Label = 7 days

Red Label =  Cannot borrow, stays in library

To check out a book, all you need is your student ID – it serves as your library card. You will have to sign a slip of paper for the librarian, who in return, will give you a reminder slip of paper with the return date. Make sure to return books ON TIME as there are FEES for late returns.

Logging on to a computer

In order to log in to the iMac Apple computers or desktop PCs at the library, you will need to enter the following information:

Student log in: s0yourindexnumber

Password: Barcode on the back of your student id card


Student log in: s071564

Password: 09808233597