Obligation to have a guest card applies to all readers who do not have a document authorizing to borrow books in CINIBA (for example student card). The guest card allows to use WiFi network, Reading Room, headphones for Multimedia room and individual work places. The guest card is issued free of charge by Lending Desk (level 0).
In the reading room located on level 1, readers you can use books, magazines, materials from the closed storehouses and publications loaned from other libraries. These materials cannot be taken beyond the reading room. Upon request, the librarian may keep the ordered publications in the reading room, but for no longer than 7 days. There are 5 computer stations available for readers.
Orders for materials from closed storehouses shall be issued no later than 30 minutes before library closing. Orders issued after that time will be processed on the following workday.
The reference collection includes: general encyclopaedias (Polish and foreign), bibliographies and the series of Scientific Studies of the University of Silesia.
In order to use the reading room, a reader needs to have a document which authorises borrowing books from the CINiBA collections, or a guest card issued by the circulation desk. They should be left to the librarian on duty, to whom all materials brought by the reader must be reported as well.
The readers are also welcome to use the individual study carrels.
Readers can also use individual work carrels.
The current press reading room is located on level 2. We can find here the latest information and opinion-forming journals, including Polish and foreign newspapers and magazines.
In the computer lab on level 1, there 21 terminals with Internet access.
In multimedia reading room, located on level 1, we offer access to multimedia and computer stations where you can play discs that require installation of appropriate software and restarting a computer. Headphones are available in the reading room, located on level 1.
In order to use the library' headphones, a reader needs to have a document which authorises borrowing books from the CINiBA collections, or a guest card issued by the circulation desk.