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Library of  Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design  in Wroclaw

Plac Polski ¾

50-156 Wrocław

(room 108M, 1st floor)


The Library and the Information and Documentation Centre are the basis for a uniform school library and infor-mation system. They fulfil the function of a generally accessible library and a centre for artistic and scientific information. And they form a link in the national library network and academic information exchange.

The library collections include about 14 thousand books, 1,000 magazine volumes and 3,700 catalogues from Polish and foreign exhibitions. Some valuable, not easily available and unique items can be found among them. Among the more interesting items are some that deserve particular attention such as a ten volume encyclopaedia of Visual of Art, a more than ten volume art history series in German published in 1927 by Propylaen Berlin, a more than ten volume edition of "Skiry" in French which is about the more important art movements and artists, a fifteen volume Encyclopaedia of World Art and many others.

The library makes its collections of books and magazines available all year round. Six hundred readers a month use the library services. The reading room provides specialist artistic magazines national and foreign, such as Art in America, Artnews, Ceramics, Design, Domus, Form, Graphics, Kunstforum, or Neues Glass among others.

The information and documentation centre collects, documents and makes available school bibliographical materials and propagates information about the lives and artistic achievements of its educators, students and graduates (bound publications, exhibition catalogues, continual publications, publications from magazines etc.). It develops and promotes information signalling artistic events in Poland and worldwide for the purposes of the school and artistic circles in Lower Silesia.

The centre co-operates with prominent national museums and galleries by exchanging information and publications dealing with the more important artistic events. The centre produces graphic reproductions in the scope referred to above, for the purposes of the library as well as with regard to materials requested by educators, students and the public.


1. Art Full Text

2. Art & Architecture Source

3. OnArchitecture link bezpośredni do platformy

OnArchitecture is a unique online library of original architecture-related videos intended to support architectural and design education. OnArchitecture provides focused and detailed high-quality content on contemporary architecture with a global perspective.

4. Academic Research Source

Academic Research Source eBooks: link bezpośredni do platformy 

Academic Research Source eJournals: link bezpośredni do platformy 

5. Lower Silesian Digital Library

Lower Silesian Digital Library (DBC) is a consortium consisting of 22 united institutions from Wrocław and Lower Silesia region. They have established an online library (named as the consortium) providing electronic versions of books and documents which can be viewed directly on the website or downloaded to your computer.

The collection includes more than 35 thousand contemporary and archival publications. Conteporary publications are more popular and coprise PhD theses, books, scripts, textbooks, journals and conference proceedings. The archival ones include books printed before 1944, 19th and 20th century journals, maps and albums.

Since 2004 the library has gathered over 29 million users and over 300 thousand unique users per year. DBC is based on Polish software called dLibra and allows browsing, searching and downloading full texts by anyone with an access to the Internet. Documents are available in the PDF and DjVu format.

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6. Artstor (Public Collections)

Artstor’s ever-growing public collections offer approximately 2 million freely accessible images, videos, documents, and audio files from library special collections, faculty research, and institutional history materials, as well as hundreds of thousands of open access images from partner museums.

Anyone may view and download these public collections; no subscription or login required.

The public collections are cataloged, managed, and shared by institutions such as Cornell University, Colby College, RISD, and MIT using JSTOR Forum, a cataloging and image management tool. They are also discoverable alongside the core collections of more than 2.5 million images from leading museums, archives, scholars, and artists available to Artstor Digital Library subscribers.

7. We will soon have access to ACADEMICA

Academica gives you access to digital documents of the National Library of Poland, which include contemporary books and scientific journals in every field.

3,139,364 documents published!

            ▪ Licensed or public domain publications are marked with a green dot. They are available through the Internet to every user without any limitation.

            ▪ Publications under copyright law are available on dedicated terminals at libraries cooperating with Academica.

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