The Library of the GHI Warsaw

Attention: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the reading room of the GHI library is closed until further notice. Since June 2020, we offer a free scanning service in accordance with the Polish Copyright Act. More information on the current situation and the service can be found here.

The library of the German Historical Institute Warsaw is a reference library that currently holds around 90,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 300 periodicals. The library’s task is to provide textual materials of relevance to the research being carried out at the institute. It also functions as a useful supplement to Warsaw’s major historical libraries. Within the framework of its collection policy, which covers the history of Germany, Poland and German-Polish relations, the institute’s main emphasis is therefore on specialised literature in Western languages and on topics central to the institute’s key fields of research.

Outside visitors are welcome to use the reference library free of charge. Its holdings are fully searchable online through the OPAC system, the EZB (an electronic journal library), and the DBIS (a data bank and information system). In addition to printed materials, users also have access to electronic resources.

Library Opening Hours

Monday: 10.00 – 17.00 
Tuesday: 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday: 10.00 – 17.00
Friday: 10.00 – 14.00


Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau
Pałac Karnickich
Aleje Ujazdowskie 39
PL 00-540 Warszawa
Tel.: ++48-22 525 83 07
e-mail: bibliothek(at)

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