Jagiellonian Library

Jagiellonian Library

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Jagiellonian Library (, popular nickname Jagiellonka) is the library of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and with almost 6.7 million volumes, one of the biggest libraries in Poland, serving as a public library, university library and part of the Polish national library system.Official national library of Poland is the National Library of Poland in Warsaw; however Jagiellonian Library is considered a part of the Narodowy Zasób Biblioteczny. It was the National Library before the creation of the National Library in Warsaw, and today it contains the National Library collection for the period before 1801. It has a large collection of medieval manuscripts, for example Copernicus' De Revolutionibus or Jan Długosz's Banderia Prutenorum, and a large collection of underground literature (so-called drugi obieg or samizdat) from the period of communist rule in Poland .

More controversially, the Jagiellonian houses the Berlinka art collection.

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The Deputy Directors of Administration and Construction, 19th and 20th Century Materials, and Special Collections oversee a staff of 283 employees in fourteen different library departments.

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Jagiellonian Library is one of the largest and most famous libraries in Poland; over its history it has received many donations and inherited many private...
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