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Library - Online Catalogue

The Museum library holdings comprise approximately 30 thousand volumes and 2.5 thousand periodicals devoted to the history of the Second World War, the Third Reich, the occupation, and the fate of victims in prisons and concentration camps, with special attention to the history of Auschwitz. The library resources also include dozens of maps.

The book collection

The books in the collection, in many languages, consist above all of published original sources and scholarly studies, but also include literary works (memoirs, novels, short stories, poems, and even plays). The library also has a collection of German publications (books and periodicals) from the Third Reich period (“Hitleriana”). These books deal mainly with political and social issues in Nazi Germany.

Using the library

The library collections are intended for the use of the Museum research staff, historians from Poland and other countries, students, journalists, and teachers. Museum employees can borrow items, while people from outside the Museum can use them in the reading room (6 desks and 2 computer workstations). The libraries can also order books from other libraries through inter-library loan.


From Monday to Friday 7:30-14.30

On-line catalogue

Click the link to access the on-line catalogue of the library.


Memoria Magazine no. 68

'Memoria' is an online magazine dedicated to the history of Auschwitz, the Holocaust as well as memory and education around the world.

"The Zone of Interest" - Jonathan Glazer's film about the Auschwitz commandant - awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival

The film "The Zone of Interest," directed and written by Jonathan Glazer, depicting the family life of an Auschwitz camp commandant, has received the Grand Prix as well as the FIPRESCI award at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. The production was created in cooperation with the Auschwitz Museum.

Italian-language edition of a book by Bogdan Bartnikowski "Returns to Auschwitz" at the Book Fair in Turin

At the International Book Fair in Turin, the Museum Publishing House presented the Italian edition of the latest publication by Auschwitz survivor Bogdan Bartnikowski titled "Ritorni ad Auschwitz" (Returns to Auschwitz).

Bayer Leadership Seminar at the Auschwitz Museum

Top-level managers of Bayer AG from Germany visited the Auschwitz Memorial on 8-12 May and took part in a pilot seminar organized by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz in the Holocaust.

New Visitor Services Center at the Auschwitz Memorial. Change of the place of arrival and entrance from 15 June

From 15 June, visitors to the Auschwitz Museum are to use the new Visitor Services Center, which will be located at 55 Więźniów Oświęcimia Street.
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