Silesian Library in Katowice
Poland’s oldest library in Upper Silesia, was built between 1922 – 1923. In 1998 opened one of the best equipped in Europe, the most modern in Poland a new building of the Silesian Library. The Library has in its collection of more than 1.8 million. volumes. They are printed documents (books, pamphlets, magazines and other periodicals), manuscripts (manuscripts, typescripts), cartographic materials (maps, charts, atlases), iconographic materials (graphics, photography, postcards, bookplates), audiovisual documents (CD Analog Compact and audio cassettes), documents of social life (RDA s) and electronic media (floppy disks and CD-ROMs).
Library has a conference. The first is the auditorium hall of 123 seats Parnassos equipped with movable desks. The room is air conditioned and has sound facilities. There is the possibility of using audiovisual aids such as data projector, computer, MV (VHS), DVD, the possibility of simultaneous translation – wireless listening. The second is a hall with 53 seats Benedictine, air-conditioned, has a conference sound system, the potential use of audiovisual means the following: data projector, computer, MV (VHS). The offer also includes banquets in the cafe adjacent to the auditorium. Each month the Library is organizing a series of exhibitions, meetings with authors, concerts.
Address: 1 Rada Europy Street