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Library & Staff

About Us

The library’s publications specialize in international relations, foreign policy, international law, world economy and globalization, history of diplomacy, international security, European integration and regional studies. The library also collects documents and publications issued by the UN and its organizations. The library has Poland’s largest collection of diplomatic documents series published in various countries.

We are a United Nations depository library.



PISM Library cooperates with domestic and foreign libraries and research centres. It runs regular publications exchange programmes with over 60 institutions.

The Library is a member of the European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies - EINIRAS. As part of this network it participates in activities aimed at preparing a multilingual European Thesaurus on International Relations and Area Studies.

The Library is also a member of PolALEPH.



Phone: +48 (22) 556-8007


Agata Wietecha
Phone: +48 (22) 556-8014
Library Systems Coordinator


Karolina Dyl
Phone: +48 (22) 556-8044
Senior Librarian
Karolina Dyl graduated from the University of Warsaw in the field of information science and library science (2009).  She works in reading room as a librarian. Her main duties include dealing with readers and information updating in social media. Our readers smile is her priority!


Tomasz Kępka
Phone: +48 (22) 556-8075
Senior Librarian
Tomasz Kępka works in the Library of the Polish Institute of International Affairs as a senior librarian. His duties include cataloguing the library collection.


Krystyna Rożek
Phone: +48 (22) 556-8041
Chief Specialist
Krystyna Rożek works as a chief specialist in the Library of the Polish Institute of International Affairs. She is responsible for the collection development policy of the library. She graduated from the Institute of History at the University of Warsaw. She speaks German, Russian and writes in English.


Andrzej Sadowski
Phone: +48 (22) 556-8075
Andrzej Sadowski works in stack of the Library. He delivers books requested by users. He does as well another works related to stack and collection protecting.
  • Opening Hours
    Monday - Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Address: Warecka 1A, 00-950 Warszawa
    Phone +48 22 556-8044, biblioteka@pism.pl
  • Katalog Biblioteki EN
  • PISM Digital Library
  • Sections in open access
  • Rules of Library Use
    • The library offers open access to the public.
    • Access to the library’s holdings is available with a valid library user card.
    • To register, readers must fill in the form available with the online catalogue.
    • Registration includes a fee.
    • The user card is valid for 24 months. After expiration, the card may be renewed.
    • In the card is lost, the user must inform the library promptly.
    • The lending rules for library publications may be found in the library’s regulations
    • Access to the reference library, newspapers, magazines and materials borrowed from other libraries based on an interlibrary loan is possible only from the reading room.
    • Readers who wish to use materials kept in storage should place an order using the online catalogue
    • During a single visit to the reading room each reader may use up to six storeroom volumes.
    • Materials requested from storage will be kept in the reading room for seven (7) days from the date ordered.
    • In case of damage or lost library materials, the reader is obligated to provide the library with another copy of the damaged item, another approved item or a relevant payment.
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