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The Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library



A building of the Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library is located in a very centre of Katowice. In 2011 works on the construction of the building, designed by Dariusz Herman and Piotr Śmierzewski, were finished.


– total area: 13,260.49 m2

– usage area: 12,273.40 m2

– cubage of the building: 62,560 m3


The building consists of two segments.

The first one is a three-floor structure in the shape of a 63.75 m x 46.25 m rectangle, which includes:

– reading rooms,

– lending libraries,

– conference room for approx. 90 people,

– didactic room for approx. 30 people,

– additional rooms,

– collections of books,

– rooms for librarians,

– rooms for administrative workers.


Above the first segment there is the second structure, which is 14.3 m high, 48.75 mlong and 16.25 m wide.

Inside the second segment there are:

– rooms for employees,

– rooms for special and protected collections,

– storehouses of collections.


Inside we can mostly find artificial lighting. Around the building there is a promenade with well-kept, adjoining squares. It is located close to the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia and St. Mary’s Church.  

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