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The library of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk is public, but due to the thematic scope of the collection, it is a specialist library. The collection currently consists of over 30 thousand volumes of books, magazines, audiovisual and electronic documents, maps and special collections in over 30 languages.



The library makes its collections available for reference - they can be accessed on site in the Reading Room. This is a space with access to wi-fi, designed for quiet work and study. The reading room is equipped with 28 workstations, including 4 with computers.





Tuesdays 10: 00-15: 00
Wednesdays 12: 00-18: 30
Thursdays 10:00-15: 00

Our collection

The book collection consists of publications which serve to aid interdisciplinary research on World War II. These are mainly items related to the history of the 20th century. However, in addition to those closely related to the subject of World War II, the library also offers educational materials useful for educational purposes, as well as historical publications for children and young people.


The library's resources also include publications to aid study of items in the Museum collections. However, the fields of conservation, restoration and security of museum objects, as well as books on activities of the museum are also worthy of attention. All of these publications aim to help readers as well as employees of the Museum's departments.


The Library's resources are systematically expanded through the means of purchases, donations and exchanges between museums and scientific institutions in this country and abroad.

Registration at the Library in 4 steps

Step 1. Any interested person should report to the security officer on duty at the Information Desk on floor -1 of the Museum in order to register as a Guest.
Step 2. The security officer will allow access to the Library, located on the +2 floor of the Museum.
Step 3. After reading the regulations, the librarian will enroll the new reader at the library.
Step 4. The reader will receive a library card which enables the use of the museum collections on site and which gives access to the floors where the library is located.

Library Regulations

Please note the regulations for sharing the collections of the Library of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk