Wersja Polska

The Jan Czekanowski Scientific Library attached to the Polish Ethnological Society Board based at Wrocław counts around 50 thousand volumes. It has collections in the fields of ethnology, culture anthropology, folklore and related sciences. It is the library with the most extensive ethnographic collections in Poland. The library acquires its unique volume collections due to the editions exchange with 135 scientific and culture institutions in the world and 45 institutions in Poland. It has extremely valuable, complete sets of foreign reviews; many of which date back from the XIX and XX centuries, e.g. “Man”, “Česky Lid”, “Zeitschrift für Ethnologie”, ”Zeitschrift für Ősterreichische Volkskunde”, “Anthropos”.

At present, the Polish Ethnological Society Library functions within the structure of specialist libraries attached to the Wrocław University.

Library usage rules:

The reading room renders all collections available except the prewar “Lud” volumes and some selected “Wisła” volumes.

Only the Polish Ethnological Society members, researchers, ethnology students of the Wrocław University, scientific and educational institutions may take the volumes out of the library building with the exception of encyclopedias, dictionaries, reviews and publications issued before 1945.

Working hours:

Monday, Tuesday: 9.00 – 20.00

Wednesday: 11.00 – 20.00

Thursday: 9.00 – 13.00

the first and the second Saturday: 9.00 – 13.00.


Paulina Suchecka, M.A.: ethnographer – library manager

Aleksandra Michałowska, M.A.: librarianship expert – librarian


phone: +48 (71) 375 75 83

e-mail: ptl@ptl.info.pl

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