Reference Department

1st floor, room 121, phone 12 617 32 15, fax 12 634 14 04


In the Reference Department Reading Room one can use e-sources online and on CD-ROMs as well as reference books. The employees offer assistance in searching for bibliographic and full-text information in the fields of studies related to the University profile.

The current registration of the AGH University staff publications also belongs to the tasks of  the Reference Department.




opening hours

  Monday - Thursday 800 - 1945
  Friday 800 - 1800
  Saturday 800 - 1500





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Reference Department

Main Library
1st floor, room 121
al. A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków
phone.: 12 617 32 15
e-mail: oin[at][dot]pl


Information services:

  • assistance in bibliographic and subject searches on the basis of electronic and printed information sources 
  • compiling literature list by subject for faculty and for industry 
  • analyses of citations of scientific publications based on available databases 
  • information on the Main Library collections, the collections of branch libraries and other Polish and foreign libraries (such information can also be obtained in the Circulation Department and Branch Libraries & Inventory Control Division)

Services are carried out on the basis of information resources, which include: printed collections (bibliographies, lexicons, dictionaries, encyclopedias) and electronic information sources (among others: databases, e-journals). 


Training for students

Employees of the Reference Department conduct training in the use of the Main Library collections (printed and electronic sources of information), and the preparation of bibliographic descriptions of various types of documents (such as books, book excerpts, articles, standards, patent descriptions, maps). Training is designed for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students (Methodology of bibliographic searches).



Visiting the Library

It is possible to organise tours round the Library in groups, after previous arrangements. 


Contact: Reference Department


The Reference Department organises exhibitions of recently purchased Polish books, as well as subject exhibitions.


Exhibitions of new books

 Information about current exhibitions can be found on the Library website in News.

Moreover, in the Library hall, the companies IPS- ABE, and Kraina Książek present recently published books of various publishers. AGH University staff can browse through these books and select titles to be purchased in the Reference Department.



For many years, the Library has organized subject exhibition in the Library exhibition hall. After the closure, the exhibitions are available online.

Online exhibitions



  Anna Chadaj, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 43
12 617 32 15
  Paulina Iskrzycka-Mysiak, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Monika Kucharczyk-Kubacka, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Ludwika Müller, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Sabina Olszyk, PhD Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Danuta Ryś, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Hieronim Sieński, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Katarzyna Sikorska-Kościółek, MSc., Eng. Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Justyna Stanek-Kapcia, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Dominika Święch, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Lidia Uchman, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Magdalena Wadowiec, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Mariusz Wijas, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15
  Magdalena Zabawa, MA Poczta BG 12 617 32 15