General Information

The Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS Library is a specialised scientific library with a rich collection of books in the fields of chemistry, physics and related sciences. The majority of the collection is in languages other than Polish, mainly in English. We are a community library, open to all those who share an interest in the subject matter of our collection.

The Library collection includes

  • Approx. 31,000 volumes (books);
  • Approx. 37,000 copies of continuing resources publications (journals);
  • Approx. 900 journal titles (20 current subscriptions);
  • Approx. 590 doctoral and habilitation dissertations;
  • Approx. 26,000 specialised collection items (microfilms, microfiches, CDs);
  • Approx. 860 digitalised scientific publications;
  • On-line access to 18 computer databases.


For persons external to the Institute there is access to all library materials in the reading room, as well as through inter-library loans.

Inter-library loan service

The service is available during Library opening hours. The service can order various types of publications not available in our collesction for Institute employees. Telephone: (22) 343 31 39, e-mail: and (Arleta Nierychlewska).

Open Access

Information concerning open-access publication of research papers can be found on the Library’s website.


The Library is open to employees of the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Chemipan between 11 AM and 1 PM. Other users are dealt with remotely. Before entering the library, please remember to disinfect your hands and put on a face mask. Only two people at a time are allowed into the library. You are most welcome!

SIPC PAS Library website