Rules and regulations (in Polish)

Regulations of the IM PAN Reading Rooms

1. The Reading Room is open:

from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m – 4 p.m., on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the Reading Room is closed.

2. When using the Reading Room, we kindly ask you to:

• leave the covers, briefcases and bags in the cloakroom of the Library and mute mobile phones,

• sign in in the visit book

• submitt your own books and magazines to the Reading Room,

• careful handling of publications, catalogs, photocopiers, scanners, and Library computers,

• keeping silence in the Reading Room,

• not leaving the publications outside the Reading Room without reporting to the librarian on duty,

• independent search for books and taking them out of the shelves, which are within easy reach,

• use of books from high shelves only with the help of an authorized library employee,

• put books and magazines back in the containers/boxes at the entrance to individual Reading Room,

• use the help of the librarian on duty if you want to use paper copies of magazines, preprints, prints or old books (orders for these collections after 3 p.m. will be processed the next day),

• failure to bring food and drinks to the premises of the Library.

3. The books needed by the library user for the following days can be put aside for a period of two weeks (the books should be filled with a legibly signed piece of paper with the date and the reference numbers of the books kept). After this time, the books will be put back in the warehouse.

4. If a magazine or book is found damaged or destroyed, the library user is asked to report it to the librarian on duty.

We kindly ask our readers to abide by the above regulations.

Smoking is forbidden in the IM PAN Library. The buffet-dining room is located on the fourth floor.

Regulations for borrowing collections from the IM PAN Library

1. The lending library is open:

from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the Lending Room is closed.

2. In order to borrow a book outside the Library, the library slip must be signed.

3. The library confirms the return of the borrowed book by handing over the signed part of the slip.

4. The period of loan:

• for individuals - 90 days,

• for libraries (interlibrary loans) - 30 days.

At the user's request and with the librarian's consent, the deadline for returning the book may be extended.

5. If the deadline for returning a book is exceeded, the Library will send the user a written reminder. Please note that books from our Library are often unique in the country and should serve many readers.

6. Damage, destruction and loss:

• if a book is lost or damaged, the user is asked to report this fact and buy another copy of the same book, and if it is impossible, the book indicated by the Library Manager,

• in case of damage the book, the user should fix it, the costs of reparation and rebinding are covered by the user (or the borrowing institution).

7. Outside the Library, the following are not borrowed:

• journals and magazines,

• reference books,

• items published before 1945.

8. A book from the novelty exhibition can be ordered by pinning a note to the book with the signature and the name and surname of the user, e-mail address and date.

Books lent can be booked. After receiving notification of the return of the ordered book, it can be picked up within a week. After this date, it will be loaned to the next person waiting.

9. Documents published in the Digital Repository of Scientific Institutes (RCIN) are not available in their original printed form.

10. The rules of interlibrary loans are in line with the Libraries Act of June 27, 1997, as amended. Postage charges for interlibrary shipments covers the institution sending the publication.

We kindly ask you to abide by the above regulations.

Costs of photocopying, scans and file transfer

1. The cost of making a photocopy or scan from the paper version of the publishing house in the collection is:

• The library user makes a photocopying or scan on the spot, payment in cash without an invoice:

1 page - PLN 0.20

• The library user makes a photocopy or scan on the spot, invoice payable in cash or by bank transfer:

1 page PLN 0.21 + VAT = PLN 0.26 gross

• the service of making scans by the Library with delivery to the e-mail address of the ordering party, payable by bank transfer after issuing the invoice:

1 page PLN 0.21 + VAT = PLN 0.26 gross

2. The cost of sending a pdf file of a single article from the electronic collection of the library by e-mail is:

1 electronic article PLN 2 + VAT = PLN 2.46 gross

The library does not make copies of entire monographs and journal volumes, but only selected fragments or individual articles/chapters.

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