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Library - Online Catalogue

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The Museum library holdings comprise approximately 30 thousand volumes and 2.5 thousand periodicals devoted to the history of the Second World War, the Third Reich, the occupation, and the fate of victims in prisons and concentration camps, with special attention to the history of Auschwitz. The library resources also include dozens of maps.

The book collection

The books in the collection, in many languages, consist above all of published original sources and scholarly studies, but also include literary works (memoirs, novels, short stories, poems, and even plays). The library also has a collection of German publications (books and periodicals) from the Third Reich period (“Hitleriana”). These books deal mainly with political and social issues in Nazi Germany.

Using the library

The library collections are intended for the use of the Museum research staff, historians from Poland and other countries, students, journalists, and teachers. Museum employees can borrow items, while people from outside the Museum can use them in the reading room (6 desks and 2 computer workstations). The libraries can also order books from other libraries through inter-library loan.


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From Tuesday to Friday 9:00-15.00

On-line catalogue

Click the link to access the on-line catalogue of the library.


Volunteers from Brynek Forestry Technical College at the Memorial

A group of students from the Stanisław Morawski Forestry Technical College in Brynek carried out voluntary work at the Auschwitz Memorial between 14 and 19 November 2021. The visit was part of the renewed cooperation between the Museum and the school regarding care for the green areas of the former camp.

Cooperation between the Auschwitz Museum and the International Memorial from Russia in the field of education

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and the International Memorial from Russia will cooperate in the fields of education and the culture of remembrance, as well as in the development of research on the history associated mainly with the fate of Soviet prisoners of war in Auschwitz. A special agreement was signed by the Museum director Dr. Piotr Cywiński and Memorial director Elena Żemkowa.

An educational session on "Sport and sportspeople in KL Auschwitz" - 25 November 2021.

The history of sports and the fate of sportspeople in the German Nazi camp Auschwitz will be the subject of an online educational session on 25 November 2021 organised by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The meeting will be translated simultaneously into English and Russian.

Norway supports education at the Memorial

Norwegian Ambassador to Poland Anders Eide visited the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum on 11 November. During the visit, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Norwegian party, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, and the Auschwitz Museum.

11th session of the International Committee of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

The 11th session of the International Committee of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation took place on October 27, at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in Warsaw, with the attendance of representatives of the donor nations supporting the Foundation’s Perpetual Fund.
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