Open Access to Shelves Zone
Readers will find here literature published after year 2000 (mostly monographs, textbooks, scripts in the realms of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, chemistry, environmental studies etc.) which they can shelf browse. Most of the books are available for off-site use. A small proportion of them can be borrowed only for one month (books marked with green colour). The books marked with red colour can only be used on site.
Silent Study Zone
All the books in the Silent Study Zone are available for on-site use only.
The books are arranged in accord with NLM and LCC classification. The books have open access signature markings. In accord with NLM classification, books on etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, pharmacology, treatment, rehabilitation of a given disease are classified together in certain system. For example:
WG – Cardiovascular system
WG 141 Examination, diagnosis of heart diseases
WG 141.5.T6 – Heart tomography
WG 166 – Therapeutics of heart diseases
WG 210 – Heart diseases (general or not elsewhere classified)
WG 310 – Myocardial infarction
Practice of Medicine & General Medicine
W General Medicine. Health Professions
WA Public Health
WB Practice of Medicine
WC Communicable Diseases
WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin, etc.
WE Musculoskeletal System
WF Respiratory System
WG Cardiovascular System
WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
WI Digestive System
WJ Urogenital System
WK Endocrine System
WL Nervous System
QS Human Anatomy
QU Biochemistry. Cell Biology and Genetics
QW Microbiology and Immunology
QX Parasitology. Disease Vectors
QY Clinical Laboratory Pathology
WN Radiology. Diagnostic Imaging
WU Dentistry. Oral Surgery
WX Hospitals and Other Health Facilities
WZ History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany
There are three separate areas:
Silent Study Zone
The books are arranged as follows:
On the second floor readers will find journals published after 2010. They are arranged alphabetically (according to titles). New issues are displayed in special bookcases. The journals are marked as “ Open Access Zone – Journals” (Strefa Wolnego Dostępu – Czasopisma) in online catalogue. They cannot be requested online. Readers can shelf browse them on site.
Open Access to Shelves Zone, study rooms and silent study zone – conditions of use
When in reading & study areas and study rooms, readers shall:
Journals published before 2010 are stored in the storeroom and have to be requested online. To do that, readers shall log on to their library account, select journal title they want to request, chose year and click “request” (Zamów) icon. Before sending the order: if you know the article pages, journal issue or journal volume in which the article was published, leave a note about it in special box for notes (Uwagi).
Some journals don’t have inventory numbers. Those journals have to be ordered in traditional way using paper order forms to be found at the circulation desk.
Journals published after 1945 can be collected at the circulation desk on the second floor. Journals with publication date before 1946 will be available for on-site-use only in the Special Collections Reading Room on the third floor.
On the third floor, in the Special Collections Reading Room, users can browse special collections such as old prints, manuscripts, medals, bookplates, doctoral dissertations as well as books and journals published before 1945 (on site only).