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The Library of The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology was founded together with the Institute in 1918 and was situated in the building at the Śniadeckich Street No 8 in Warsaw. The main collection  also contains books and journals of the Libraries of the Hydrobiological Station in Wigry, of the Sea Station in Hel, of the Biometrical Departament in Warsaw and the library of Biological Station in Pińsk. In September 1939, the main collection was  destroyed by German authorities. When the  World War II finished the Institute and the library were rebuilt in Łódź, and remained until 1954, when they were moved to Warsaw, Pasteur Street, No 3.

Nowadays the library gathers: books, periodicals, CD-s, microfilms and old prints. The methods of acquisition  are: purchase, subscription, exchange, gifts and others. The collection amounts 24 927 volumes of books, including 383 doctoral and postdoctoral theses. It currently receives 142 periodicals, including 68 as a foreign subscription. At present there are 1482 titles and 47 884 volumes of journals. The library exchanges periodicals published by the Nencki Institute with 27 contractors, in this with 22 from abroad. The profile of the collection is connected with following science fields: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Ethology, Neurobiology and Psychophysiology.

In the library there are: the traditional alphabetical catalogues of books and periodicals, the subject catalogue of books and the on-line catalogues of books and periodicals for years 1975-2007.

The library automation:
- the library software – the ‘Horizon’ system
- the on-line connection – 9 seats
- the cooperation with other libraries: the Polish and foreign libraries of the same scientific profile as well as the group of Warsaw libraries cooperating within the intergrated computer system „Horizon” (since 1997 the library has been a member of the Consortium of Scientific Libraries in Warsaw)
- access to many databases: Science Citation Index Expended, PubMed, ISI Journal Citation Reports
- on-line access to periodicals: SpringerLink, ScienceDirect, Wiley-Blackwell, Ebscohost and journals subscribed  by the library.

The librarians prepare the annual „List of the Institute employees' publications”.

For further information use e-mail: bibl@nencki.gov.pl

See the Library catalogue.

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Published at: 2008-11-05 13:56

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