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Biblioteka widok na stoły i księgozbiory

The Library's collection includes about 14,000 books, about 1,000 magazine annuals and 3,700 catalogs from Polish and foreign exhibitions. 
The Library makes its collection of books and periodicals available throughout the year. Its services are used by about 600 readers per month. Specialized domestic and foreign art magazines, such as Art in America, Artnews, Ceramics, Design, Domus, Form, Graphics, Kunstforum, Neues Glass, among others, are available in the reading room.

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Opening hours:

Mon-Thurs 10:00-2:00 pm
Fri 10:00-1:30 pm
August - closed
Mon-Thurs 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Fri 10:00-1:30 pm
Mon-Fri 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Hours in the academic year:

Monday 12.00pm–3.00 pm
Tuesday 10.00 am–3.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00am–5.00pm
Thursday 10.00am–5.00pm
Friday 10.00am–5.00pm
Readers' service break: 13.30–14.00

Saturday (2 x a month according to the schedule) 12.00 pm–3.00 pm







Summer opening hours:
July - Mon-Fri 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (depending on the rector's orders and announcements);
August - closed; 
September - Mon-Fri 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Contact for Readers:

Our staff

Head of Library
Agata Ceckowska

phone: +48 71 343-80-31, ext. 219
room. 109M (1st floor)

Kamila Frątczak

phone: +48 71 334 47 19
phone: +48 71 343-80-31, ext. 219,
room. 108M (1st floor)




Online catalog (INTEGRO) of Library of  Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design  in Wroclaw



How can I register with the Library?

To register in the Library you should fill the form , and one should report to a library staff on duty to confirm your personal data.

 (in step 1 in department field chose "foreign cooperation office")

Educational material for readers
Information on clearance slip card at the Academy Library

To settle your account with the library, you must return the borrowed library materials, and then report in person with a clearance slip and a statement of authorship (if you agree to share your work with 1 hardcover copy of your thesis). Downloadable attachments can be found below.


When you sign up for the Library, you will receive access codes for our databases to use at home.

Art Full Text (EBSCO)

Art Full Text is a foundational art research database providing full-text art journals and books. It covers fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, film and architecture.

Flipster - e-journals i e-magazines  (test access until April 30, 2024)

Art & Architecture Source  (test access until June 15, 2024)


Other free full-text databases

  • Art Discovery

    Art Discovery Group Catalogue - a portal aimed at the world's largest art libraries. It is an open tool developed by an international network of sixty art libraries and supported by the OCLC WorldCat search engine. Users around the world can search bibliographic data from participating libraries' holdings and OCLC's metadata pool obtained from thousands of commercial and freely available collections, portals and repositories.

  • Artcyclopedia

An online encyclopedia of artists by all artistic streams.

  • ArtFacts
    Art Facts provides collectors, artists, curators and educators with insights, trends and clear analysis of the ever-changing landscape of the art world. There are rankings of contemporary artists, as well as those of the past. Listings of all exhibitions by a given artist, information on published catalogs and other information.
  • ArtNet
    ArtNet is the leading online resource for the international art market and the place to buy, sell and research art online.
    Includes artist bios.
  • BazHum
    BazHum is a program for compiling, digitizing and making available the full-text content of Polish academic journals in the humanities and other social sciences.
  • Centrum Otwartej Nauki [Center for Open Science]It is addressed to the entire Polish scientific community. The repository provides access to various types of scientific materials, such as articles, books, conference materials, reports or dissertations. Access to all materials collected in the repository is open.
  • CompArt Digital Art
    CompArt Digital Art (daDA) is a growing repository of digital art. It currently focuses on five major categories: people (as artists, authors, curators, etc.), Works, events, publications and institutions. The creators use the somewhat problematic term "digital art" in a broad sense. To be included in the database, an entity must have its roots in digital computer operations; or theorize over such entities or be otherwise associated with them. But they allow some sloppiness: they also insert entities of historical significance to digital art. Currently, the database is limited to the early phase of digital art, i.e., the years from about 1950 to 1979, the year of the first Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria. During these years, digital art was mainly algorithmic art. Later on, other forms of digital art are planned to be included in the work on the base. Already from time to time works, artists, etc., WHICH have sufficient stylistic affinity with early digital art are accepted. Almost exclusively the content of the base is the subject of visual art. But you will also find exceptions here, such as some entries from early computer music.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    DOAJ is a foreign full-text database, offering access to foreign full-text scientific and popular science journals in various fields.
  • Encyklopedia Teatru Polskiego [Encyclopedia of Polish Theater]
    It includes subject entries on theatrical phenomena and terms, personal entries, i.e. a developed and supplemented lexicon of people associated with theatrical life, a register of premieres on Polish dramatic, musical, puppet and selected non-institutional theaters, a calendar of events showing the history of Polish theater on a timeline in the context of the history of theater worldwide, and databases collecting information on the history of theaters
  • Federacja Bibliotek Cyfrowych [Federation of Digital Libraries]
    Federation of Digital Libraries A digital library collecting resources from various fields of knowledge of Polish digital libraries.
  • Issuu: Digital Publishing Platform for Magazines, Catalogs
    A digital library collecting resources from various fields of knowledge of Polish digital libraries.
    Issuu: Digital Publishing Platform for Magazines, Catalogs
    Self-publishing platform. Many cultural institutions and publishing houses make their publications available there, e.g. National Museum in Warsaw.
  • MutualArt
    MutualArt is a valuable art information resource, offering access to auction prices, personalized updates and data on more than 300,000 artists. The database can be searched by movement, style, period and medium, each artist has been expertly classified by art historians. The categories to which we can limit the search are: 19th century, old masters, photography, architecture and design, classical Asian art, Russian art, impressionism and modernism, primitive art, post-war and contemporary art, modernist art and contemporary Asian art.
  • Open Edition Books
    Open Edition Books is a French platform for books in the humanities and social sciences. More than half of them are open access.
  • Open Edition Journals
    Open Edition Journals is a French platform for journals in the humanities and social sciences. It provides access to 534 titles of scientific journals.
  • Otwórz Książkę [Open the Book]
    This is a digital collection of scientific books by Polish scholars representing various fields of knowledge. With the help of new technologies, we want to increase the accessibility of scientific publications both within and outside the academic community.
  • Paperity

A multidisciplinary aggregator of scientific journals and articles published in open access.

    The publishing platform is an international, multi-era and interdisciplinary portal for digital publications in the humanities. promotes free access to knowledge and accompanies the transformation of the humanities towards open science.
  • POLONA - Repozytorium Cyfrowe Biblioteki Narodowej [POLONA - Digital Repository of the National Library]
    POLONA is one of the most modern digital libraries in the world and also the largest of its kind in Poland. The National Library provides access to the service not only to its own collections, but also to the objects of other institutions - digitized with the use of state-of-the-art technologies, allowing to achieve the highest quality. Most of the collections made available are in the public domain, so you can download and use them freely for free.
  • Production Gallery
    Artist database, allowing you to search by art direction or artist name.
  • Repozytorium Cyfrowym Instytutów Naukowych [Digital Repository of Scientific Institutes]
    The main goal of the project was to create a supra-regional and multidisciplinary Digital Repository consisting of digitized archival materials, scientific publications, research documentation and written cultural heritage selected from the collections of 16 Polish scientific institutes and their libraries forming the Digital Repository Consortium of Scientific Institutes.
  • Research Gate
    An international social networking site aimed at researchers and students. It is an excellent complement to library catalogs. The network's participant base currently includes more than 400,000 researchers from 190 countries. Users manage their own list of publications, directly taken from professional databases containing more than 30 million entries. In addition, Research Gate has a recommendation mechanism: one can recommend publications that show thematic similarity to one's own studies and research fields, as well as users with a similar profile of scientific activity. The new platform makes various applications available to researchers, effectively encouraging closer collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Smithsonian Libraries
    Digital collections include more than 35,000 digitized books and manuscripts, as well as digitized photo collections, ephemera and seed catalogs.
  • University of Nevada Collection of Free Electronic Journals
    Created by the University of Reno, Nevada, the database includes a catalog of open access electronic journals from all major fields of knowledge. It has a collection of Architecture & Applied Arts.
  • Web Gallery of Art
    This online art gallery is a searchable virtual museum and database of European fine arts from the 3rd to 19th centuries. The portal was founded in 1996 as an up-to-date site for Renaissance art, which originated in Italian city-states in the 14th century and spread to other countries in the 15th and 16th centuries. Intending to present Renaissance art in the broadest possible way, the scope of the collection was later expanded to show its medieval roots, as well as its evolution to Baroque and Rococo through Mannerism. Encouraged by visitor feedback, the base's creators created sections for decorative arts and architecture, and the scope of the collection was expanded to include early Christian and pre-Roman art and architecture from the 3rd to 10th centuries. Nineteenth-century art was also included.

| Selected and edited Agata Ceckowska, Library of the Academy of Arts  | 


List of journals available in the library in congressional languages

1. Art in America    (ENG)
ISSN 0004-3214 US

Art in America is an illustrated monthly, international magazine concentrating on the contemporary art world in the United States, including profiles of artists and genres, updates about art movements, show reviews and event schedules. It is designed for collectors, artists, art dealers, art professionals and other readers interested in the art world. It has an active website,

Art in America is influential in the way it promotes exploration of important art movements. Over the years it has continued to reach a broad audience of individuals with interest pertaining to these cultural trends and movements.

  1. British Journal of Photography (ENG)
    ISSN 0007-1196

The British Journal of Photography (BJP) is a magazine about photography, published by 1854 Media. It includes in-depth articles, profiles of photographers, analyses, and technological reviews.

  1. Connaissance des Arts (FR)         
    ISSN   0293-9274            

Connaissance des Arts is a monthly French art magazine devoted to the arts and their current events, published since March 1952 by the French Society for the Promotion of Art. Its headquarters are on rue du Quatre-Septembre in Paris.

  1. Detail – Zeitschrift fur Architektur + Baudetail = Review of Architecture = Revue d’Architecture   (GER)
    ISSN 0011-9571
    Detail is the international professional journal for architecture and construction details produced by Detail publishers. Each issue deals with a specific aspect of building, such as concrete construction, roof structures or refurbishment, whereby emphasis is placed on the quality of the building details. Up-to-date examples are selected from schemes around the world, and these are illustrated with plans and details drawn to a consistent scale as well as with photographs. The journal focuses on the depiction of new developments in the form of descriptive texts, constructional drawings and photos. The target group comprises above all architects, engineers and other specialists from the field of construction.


5. Domus  (ITA)
ISSN 0012-5377

Domus is a broad-based magazine also of interest for principals. It became famous under editors like Mendini and Bellini. Every issue of Domus contains fast information about 10 big projects by international architects. Much attention to furniture, city architecture with maps.

  1. Form – The Making of Design      (GER)
    ISSN 0015-7678
    The journalistic and graphic quality of form is unique. Published bimonthly at Birkhäuser publisher, the journal with an European outlook has made a name for itself worldwide since 1957. Those people that work in design, teach or study design, or are simply design enthusiasts read form. Comprising some thirty pages, each issue featuring a highly informative focal topic devotes itself to current trends in product and commercial design. Internationally leading visual designers, illustrators and photographers make the journal a feast for the eyes. Fine graphics are part and parcel of form. Renowned specialist authors, researchers and columnists apply their expertise to illuminate the current state of events. And the fact that all articles are in English contributes greatly to the international impact of the magazine.


7. Imagine FX Annual (ENG)
Imagine FX magineFX is the only magazine for fantasy and sci-fi digital artists. Each issue contains an eclectic mixture of in-depth workshops from the world's best artists, galleries and interviews, features, community news, software and hardware reviews, and the latest sci-fi and fantasy films and comics.

  1. Interni –the Magazine of Interiors           
    ISSN 1122-3650 I
    Interni is the first monthly magazine of interior and product design. An indispensable tool for orientation in the world of design and interiors.


9. Journal of Glass Studies (ENG)
ISSN 0075-4250 US

The Journal of Glass Studies is an annual publication of The Corning Museum of Glass. The Journal was conceived in 1959 to meet the need for the recording of those discoveries, interpretations, acquisitions, and publications that affect the understanding of the history of glassmaking and of glass as an artistic medium from its beginnings to the mid-20th century. Peer-reviewed articles of a scholarly nature include archaeological, early scientific-technical, and art-historical accounts.

  1. Kunst und Unterricht (GER)
    ISSN 0170-6225 
    Kunst und Unterricht is magazine for contemporary art.


  1. Kunstforum International (GER)        
    ISSN  0177-3674 
    Kunstforum International is a bi-monthly magazine for contemporary art. Every issue has about 350 pages with a first part on a specific theme and in-depth articles on contemporary art, a part with interviews with artists and art professionals, a part with exhibition reviews, and essays.                             
  2. MD – Interior Design Architecture
    ISSN 0343-0642
    MD is the international magazine for furnishing, interior design and architecture. Design in the environment of living, sleeping and dining, of hobby and leisure time.
    It also means design in the complex world of office and technology, of industrial and public buildings. And last but not least, desig seen from the viewpoint of architecture which materialises ideas and creates environmental conditions. You will read about conceived and designed products, articles of daily use and accessoires, consumer and investment goods. And you will always be informed about the latest in selected furniture and lights, innovative fabrics and sanitary equipment, exemplary office and contract furnishing. The md report keeps you informed with news and interviews, facts and opinions.
  3. Neues Glas/New Glass  (ENG)
    ISSN 0723-2454

Neues Glas – New Glass: art & architecture reports on current exhibitions in museums, competitions, and awards worldwide. It provides portraits on artists and introduces projects in the area of architecture that make the artistic use of glass in modernism visible.

Every issue of the magazine includes an exhibition calendar (museums and art galleries), an overview of training and advanced education available worldwide, as well as sections on competitions, trade fairs, auctions, personalia, and new on-topic books.

  1. New Ceramics . The European Ceramics Magazine (ENG)
    ISSN 1860-1049
    The magazine is dedicated to the arts and crafts in ceramics and gives a clear overview of international developments in ceramics, focusing particularly on the situation in Europe.
  2. Novum. Word of Graphic Design (ENG)
    ISSN 1438-1753
    Novum – World of Graphic Design is a monthly magazine featuring the best in contemporary graphic design, illustration, photo design, corporate design and typography. novum also spotlights new talents and the latest trends.
  3. Sculpture
    ISSN 0889-728X
    A publication of the International Sculpture Center, Sculpture magazine is the essential source of information and dialogue on all forms of contemporary sculpture internationally. You can find our not-to-be missed coverage of contemporary sculptural art – from features, interviews with artists, reviews of current shows and other art criticism, to thought-provoking essays – in print and digital magazine, which is published six times per year, as well as on the magazine’s website, which also presents exclusive videos, artist projects, and more.

Sculpture delves into virtually every aspect of contemporary art, from mixed media and performance art to video installation to public art. Subscribe here. Peruse our archives here and purchase back issues.

  1. Slanted
    ISSN 1867-6510
    Slanted | The award-winning print magazine Slanted is covering international developments in design and culture and dedicates each monotheistic issue to a particular city or country twice a year. It is published by the print and media house Slanted Publishers, run by Lars Harmsen and Julia Kahl. Since its establishment in 2004, the daily Slanted blog highlights events and news from an international design scene. It hosts more than 200 video interviews with designers and entrepreneurs from around the world, that have been conducted during the various editorial trips. They form a unique archive that bears witness to our time.
  2. The Architectural Review
    ISSN 0003-861X
    The Architectural Review is a monthly international architectural magazine. It has been published in London since 1896. Its articles cover the built environment – which includes landscape, building design, interior design and urbanism – as well as theory of these subjects.
  3. The Log Book International Wood-fired Ceramics Publication      
    ISSN 1470-1812
    The Log Book  was established as the international publication for woodfirers and those interested in woodfiring and wood-fired ceramics, professionals, educators, students, and enthusiasts. A non-profit publication with no commercial advertising The Log Book was supported only by subscription.

Intended as a forum for the discussion of the many diverse aspects of wood-fired ceramics, The Log Book  contains articles on historical, traditional and contemporary woodfiring, together with reports on specialist woodfire related events worldwide. Reviews of books, videos, and DVDs of relevance to woodfiring are also included.

With some 400 articles published The Log Book  is to date the single largest repository for articles on the subject of wood-fired ceramics in the English language and is a significant resource documenting the aesthetics, materials, and processes of woodfiring and wood-fired ceramics.


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