If you are enrolled in the Library and your library account is valid for the current academic year, you can use all Main Library reading rooms.
If you wish, use the cloakroom or lockers (outer garments, umbrellas, suitcases, big bags and travel rucksacks). You do not have to leave your handbag or other small bags. When you enter the reading room, goto the librarian desk and register in the Electronic Guest Book. If you have your own books or journals with you, show them to the librarian on duty. If you notice any damage in the library materials you are using, please inform the librarian. You may use your own laptop and other mobile devices without disturbing other users in the reading room. Keep all drinks in sealed cups.
Using Internet is for research and teaching purposes only. You can not install your own software or modify its configuration. You may use your own USB memory stick. At the end of the session, delete any files stored locally on the computer. At the end of the day, all documents left on the computers are deleted automatically.
Silence is mandatory in the reading rooms. Please be informed that loud conversations, including phone calls, disturb other users.
The Main Reading Room is located on the first floor. Here you can make use of books and journals. Part of the collection is available for free access on the shelves (current issues of journals and the most popular books titles), the rest can be requestred from closed stacks. These materials are not lent outside the Main Reading Room, but you can make a scan or photocopy of chosen parts. A photocopier, printer and two scanners are available in the Main Reading Room. Books with restrictions on borrowing (valued over 800 PLN, you will see a proper note in online catalogue) can only be ordered to the Main Reading Room and must be used on site.
In the Main Reading Room you can use 4 Individual Work Cubicles. You can use them by making a reservation in advance.
If you want to use the Main Reading Room, make sure your library account is valid and have your student ID/library card with you.
The Main Reading Room is a quiet zone.
It is located on the first floor. In the Reading Room of the Reference Department (OIN) you will use e-resources subscribed by the Library and other sources available on the Internet.
In the Reading Room you can use the reference book collection, which includes, among others: guides, bibliographies, encyclopedias, language dictionaries, physical and chemical tables. You can use the books only in the Reading Room. Exceptionally, some materials can be borrowed for 2 hours.
Here you can also submit your publications for registration in the AGH Database of Authors and Publications (BaDAP).
The OIN Reading Room is a place where you can study or work on your projects, also in a group.
If you want to use the Reading Room, make sure your library account is valid and remember to have your library ID/card with you.
The Reference Department Reading Room is a moderately quiet zone.
Special Collection Department Reading Room is located on the second floor. Here you can use standards, patent specifications, cartographic documents, doctoral theses, technical and trade literature and a reference books' collection. These materials can only be used on site. Under certain circumstances, some materials can be borrowed for two hours. If you wish to use the Reading Room, please make sure that your library account is valid and have your student ID/library card with you.
It is a place where you can spend your time, working on your projects. You can also use various programs such as AutoCAD 2023, InventorPro 2023, LabVIEW 2023. If you are looking for manuscripts, note sheets, maps, photographs, graphics, drawings or other reading materials for subject competitions and Olympiads - you will find them in the free Academica interlibrary loan available in our Reading Room.
Some collections in the Special Collection Department Reading Room are subject to specific circulation rules. These include:
Standards in electronic (current standards) and paper (archival standards) form are available free of charge to all interested users on-site. You can use them under the terms of an agreement between AGH University and the Polish Committee for Standardisation.
If you are an AGH employee conducting didactic classes and/or scientific research, an AGH student, an AGH doctoral student or a participant of postgraduate studies at AGH University, you can make paper copies of essential parts of Polish Standards (definitions, lists, tables, diagrams, figures, the actual content - up to 30% of the document). For more detailed information on the use of standards, please visit the Standards Information Point website.
You are not allowed to take photos of the standardisation documents.
If you are an employee or a student of public university, you can make a copy of an excerpt from a map or atlas for teaching purposes, in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Copyright and Related Rights. In addition, AGH employees and AGH students may borrow maps and atlases for classes.
If you wish to these kinds of documents, please make sure that your library account is valid and have your student ID/library card with you.
Special Collection Department Reading Room is a moderate quiet zone.
The Self Study Reading Room is located on the ground floor. It is a space entirely dedicated to studying and spending time there. Also, there is a Bookcrossing shelf inside - a place for free exchange of books. If any title interests you, you can take it with you. After reading it, bring it back or leave another title in exchange.
If you want to use the the Self Study Reading Room after the Library's other agendas are closed:
To use the Self Study Reading Room when the Library is closed, you'll need a valid library account and an ID card assigned to it: ELS, ELD or ELP.
Silence is not mandatory in the Self Study Reading Room.