1. The Library accomplishes tasks specified in legal regulations that Lazarski University has to comply with. Its main activity is providing Lazarski University faculty, staff and students with information services and developing information resources adequate to the research and didactic profile and needs of the University.
  2. The head of the Library is its Director, subordinate to the Rector. The Director is responsible for the supervision of the whole Library and Information System of Lazarski University, co-operates with its users and defines tasks for individual posts in the Library.
  3. The Director of the Library
    1. is the Library employees’ direct superior
    2. is a member of the Library Council and calls its first meeting
    3. initiates the Library development directions and presents suitable conclusions and projects to the University authorities
    4. submits a draft of the Library material and financial plan and the Library annual report
    5. is responsible for the appropriate work organization in the Library and ensures necessary resources.
  4. The employees of the Library hold posts in accordance with the directive of the Minister of Science and Higher Education specifying posts, qualifications and remuneration of library employees and workers dealing with scientific documentation and information.
  5. To accomplish the Library tasks the Director of the Library can appoint task teams, accomplish some of the tasks in co-operation with other libraries, define activities to be outsourced etc.
  6. On a daily basis, the Library introduces and announces changes and improvements, which are intended to facilitate access to its resources or as an reaction to unpredictable occurences. In principle, they are not included in the Regulations. 


  1. The Library can be used by students and employees of Lazarski University and other people. Everybody who uses the Library in accordance with the present Regulations is hereinafter called a Reader.
  2. Access to the Library is offered to everybody who:
    1. possesses a library card
    2. is ready to comply with the present regulations.
  3. The use of the Library is free of charge, except for circumstances specified in Chapter III points 10 and 16, and Chapter IV point 10.
  4. Readers are obliged to take care of the materials made available by the Library.
  5. Readers are obliged to check the state of a volume being used or borrowed and to immediately report any possible damage to the librarian. Failing to do that may result in holding them responsible for this damage.
  6. The Library is a silence zone. It is forbidden to talk loud, use all kinds of players and make telephone calls. Earphones are conditionally permitted.
  7. The Director can deprive a Reader not complying with the present Regulations of the right of access to the Library, or limit the number of books that can be borrowed.
  8. The Library provides access to the Internet for educational purposes and players to be used on site to study materials on electronic storage devices as well as the possibility to photocopy paper materials for a fee and print the results of search and copy the results of search onto the Reader’s own electronic device free of charge.


  1. The Library service points are the Reading Room Desk and the Circulation Desk.
  2. Before entering the Library, Readers should leave their overcoats and umbrellas in the cloakroom. It is forbidden to bring food and drinks to the Library, except for bottled water.
  3. Having entered the Library, for the time of staying in it, a Reader immediately registers by inserting the library card to the reading device at the Reading Room Desk. Another option is to immediately give library card to the Library employee for verification.
  4. The Reading Room book collection is generally available only on site. Access to it is open, The Library can make some open access material excluded from free use because of technical conditions, big demand for it or a teacher’s request to include it temporarily in the reserve collection. 
  5. Books and other material from the Circulation Dest and Archive collections can be borrowed for use outside the Library.
  6. Separate gifts and collections as well as books borrowed from other libraries are made available on the terms specified by the owner or donor. Books are also borrowed from the Reading Room in the short term. Books that are under the direct care of the librarian are not borrowed (see p.4). Hire and return of cataloged materials are registered in the computer library system.
  7. Current (short-term) and archival (30-day) journals can be borrowed outside the Library.
  8. Doctoral, master's and bachelor's theses are vailable in the university's computer network. Printed diploma theses are not borrowed outside the Library. Doctoral, master's and bachelor's theses are not copied by any technique. This reservation does not apply to works made as a part of the validated studies, the authors of which have agreed to copy them. Works that are printouts are made available the day after the order (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) from 12 and remain at the client's disposal for a month, with the possibility of extension for the next month.
  9. The catalogue of the Library specifies each volume's location in the Library collection and - in case of material that can be borrowed - the deadline of rits return.
  10. Books can be borrowed with a library card or student ID. 
  11. Users from outside of the University, including course participants mentioned below, point 12, can borrow material against a deposit. The amount to be paid is specified in the fee list announced by the Library Director annually as an annex to the present Regulations. Such users have also the right of on-site access to the database that Lazarski University has been licensed to use, unless the license conditions are different. The deposit needs not be paid by Readers who have a valid library card from the Warsaw Public Library at Mokotów borough or members of the graduate club of the University.
  12. When applying for a library card, activation of the Library lending account, or for a database password, it is necessary to show a valid student ID to your librarian, or – in case of Lazarski employees – a valid ID, passport or an employee’s ID, and fill in a sign-in form containing the Reader’s personal data necessary to identify their organizational unit, their telephone number and email address, and pledge to comply with the Regulations of Lazarski University Library.
  13. A reader who has an active student ID or library card logs in for the time, can chck the account status and order books in the catalogue.
  14. The right to borrow books on general terms is granted to participatns of courses run by the University for people who intend to study, which is confirmed by a list submitted by the relevant university unit and containing the date of completion of the course.
  15. With the application for a library card, the applicat accepts the applicable rules of personal data pocessing.
  16. At he end of employement, study or residency, please present a certification of settlement with the Library in the appropriate unit of the University.
  17. For readers who do not have student ID, the Circulation Desk issues and activates the library card after paying the fee. For people from outside of the University, the card is valid for one year, and there is also an annual subscription fee.. 
  18. The library card or student ID activated by the Circulation Desk may not be transferred to other persons. The use or attempt to use a library card by an unathorised person deprives that person and the owner of the library card of the right to use the library, subject to point 19 of this chapter.
  19. The Library should be immediately notified of the loss or theft of the library card. The sanction specified in point 18 does not apply to the owner of a library card, if an attempt to use the card by an authorised person took place. After notifying the Library of the loss of the card. 
  20. If the Reader loses an activated library card or student ID, it is considered that the borrowings and returns of books registered on their library account are consistent with the rentals and returns actually made by him. Any transactions made after notifying the Library of the card loss do not burden the Reader.
  21. Students of e-learning studies can remotely join the Library. Descriptions of relevant procedures are available at the University and on the Internet. The library acccepts the return of borrowed books by post and, in exceptional, justified cases, sends the ordered books by post ot individual readers.
  22. The library announces the rules according to which libraries outside Warsaw may set up an institutional account and borrow books from it. Library does not participate in other forms of interlibrary access to collections outside.
  23. The library imports books for its users from libraries outside Warsaw. The mode of carrying out interlibrary orders depends on the rules adopted in these libraries. 


  1. In accordance with the Chpater III point 5, the basic number of books that can be borrowed at a time is maximum three volumes for a period of up to 30 days.
  2. Students working on their bachelor's or master’s theses (from the beginning of the last year of studies), students of the medical studies can borrow five volumes for a period of 30 days. The Director of the Library can give a Reader the rights mentioned in point 2 if they are extraordinarily disciplined and active, put forward desiderata, take part in the work of the Library, etc. or – based on the Rector’s decision – because of their extraordinary reading achievements. 
  3. Lazarski University faculty members are entitled to borrow 20 volumes for a period of 90 days and to request books from the Reading Room collection to be reserved for their work in the Reading Room the following day. The Rector can decide to increase the number of volumes for a faculty member who works on an urgent research task or contributes substantially to Lazarski University position. In justified cases it is possible to borrow books from the Reading Room collection for a short period. The book should be returned straight after it has been used, in time agreed with a librarian on the same day when it was borrowed.
  4. A librarian  can decide to lend a book from the Reading Room collection for the night-time or a holiday. In such a case a book can be borrowed just before the Library is closed and must be returned in time agreed with the librarian. These practices cannot impair library materials’ availability to the other users.
  5. In case of the Readers’s intention to continue working on a specific item, the Librarian on duty in the Reading Room has the discretion to take a decision and they either order a Reader to return the book, or prolong the deadline and enter the decision into the electronic system of the Library.
  6. In justified cases, the librarian may give a book from the Reading Room's collection for a longer period than specified in item 5. The return date is settled every hour, and in the event of a delay, a special fee for one hour of delay is applieed, in accordance with the point 10.
  7. The reader may request an extension of the deadline of returning a book by submitting a relevant request not earlier than a week before the return date and no later than on the last day of the expiry date. As a result of the extension, a new date for returning the book is set, as if it had been borrowed again on the date of extension. Extensions can be made by yourself (online) and by email. Double extension is allowed. Institutional users (interlibrary loans) cannot benefit from extensions. 
  8. For books in greater demand, return time can be shorter. 
  9. If the reader cannot collect the books personally, he/she should provide to the librarian an authorization for the person who will collect the books in advance, providing the name and surname, series and number of the identity card or passport number of the authorized person.
  10. Borrowed books should be returned at the Circulation Desk or into the Book Drop on time. If a book is not returned by the deadline set forth upon lending, a Reader’s account is blocked. From the third day (public holidays are excluded) after the deadline a Reader is charged a special fee for not meeting the deadline for book return. The amount is announced by the Director of the Library annually in the price list being the annex to the present Regulations.If the late return fee has to be paid, borrower qualifies as point 4 (above) person, and the date dues of a Reading Room book is on a next day or later, the fee is counted by days and not by hours. When the fee is paid, an account is reactivated. For a reader who has paid a late return fee three times in a row, the number of rentable volumes is limited by one volume for three months, and in the case of subsequent delays – by another volume for each. 
  11. All books lent to institutional users are returned by a certain date (delay hours are not counted).
  12. Books may be returned through a third pary, and in justified cases, by mail. The book's return date is the same as the shipping  date.
  13. The reader is responsible for the condition of the borrowed book. The Reader's account is blocked when it is found that he has damaged or lost the borrowed book. The library has the right to request the return of the book. If the Reader cannot purchase and provide the Library with an identical copy or a newer edition, he/she will return its monetary value specified by the Library, after which the Reader's account is unblocked.
  14. The Reader is supposed to control her/his account, especially the number of items currently borrowed, and their due dates, or the validity of prolongations.


Pursuant to Article 13 par. 1 and par. 2 Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (hereinafter GDPR), the Lazarski University Library informs that:

  1. Lazarski University based in Warsaw, postcode 02-662, 43 Świeradowska Street, is the administrator of your personal data.
  2. The administrator has appointed a data protection officer available on
  3. Your personal data are collected and processed only in order to provide library services and perform administrator’s duties resulting from Act of 27 June 1997 on libraries (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 574, uniform text).
  4. Your personal data shall be subject to processing in accordance with Article 6 par. 1 (b) and (c) GDPR.
  5. In case you are a student, your personal data are automatically transferred from the Dean’s registry to the Library information system. In other cases, the provision of your personal data is required to open the Library account. The documents necessary to open or update an account include a valid student’s ID, a citizen’s ID or passport as applicable.
  6. The administrator shall retain your personal data for a statutory period necessary to perform the above-mentioned tasks.
  7. Closing the Library account shall take place after a user settles all obligations to the Library; all obligations to the Library are subject to limitation after five years.
  8. Closing the library account shall result in erasure of your data from the electronic customer service system.
  9. Only entities authorised to have access to personal data in compliance with the provisions of the law shall be recipients of your data.
  10. Your personal data shall not be subject to automated processing and profiling.
  11. You have the right to demand that the administrator give you access to your personal data, the right to rectification, the right to erasure, the right to restriction of processing, the right to object and the right to data portability.
  12. You have the right to complain about the processing of your personal data to a supervisory body.
  13. In case the processing of your personal data results from the consent you have given, you have the right to withdraw the consent at any time.
  14. The provision of personal data is voluntary, however, necessary in order to perform the tasks for which they are collected. Failure to provide personal data may result in the inability to perform these tasks.


  1. Apart from the settlements of the present Regulations, the Library is entitled to announce detailed rules of access to the book collection, specify how new information resources can be used, etc. Readers are obliged to comply with the announced rules, and to respond to personalized correspondence.
  2. A Reader has the right to put forward proposals to the Director or employees of the Library and expect adequate response. These can refer to the way of lending books, the methods of work, material that is not included in the Library collections, etc.
  3. The Library does not take responsibility for personal belongings left on its premises. 

Lazarski Alumni

Library use regulations for Lazarski Alumni members.
Changes are effective as of May 23, 2022.

Newly enrolled Lazarski Alumni members may use the Library on the following terms:

  1. Use of the Library is possible after activation of the library account and payment of an annual subscription fee - 12 months from the date of issue, in the amount of 50 PLN and the fee for the library card fee of 5 PLN.

  2. In order to activate the account, an individual QR code confirming Lazarski Alumni membership must be presented to the Library staff member. Existing plastic membership cards of the Alumni Club expire on 01.01.2023.

  3. In the first year, Lazarski Alumni members have the opportunity to:

    • borrow 3 books for a period of 30 days, with the possibility of extension a month, without having to pay a deposit,
    • use of materials collected in the Reading Room, computers, booths, reprographic equipment, and printer,
    • use of databases contracted by the Library, also from outside the University, by means of a proxy server.

  4. After 12 months Lazarski Alumni member has the possibility of extending the subscription for another year after paying 50 PLN but loses the possibility of using the databases outside the seat of the University. This will only be possible only on the premises of the library. The other rights remain unchanged.

  5. Lazarski Alumni members enrolled in the Library before 23.05.2022 retain all privileges until the end of the purchased subscription. The possible renewal of the account will be done according to the new rules (increased subscription fee, access to databases only from the Library's premises, rules governing the borrowing of books unchanged).

  6. Lazarski Alumni members are obliged to follow the Library Regulations.

University Library

Studying carrels regulations updated on 23.05.2022

1. The carrels are intended for users planning to work systematically and in silence on larger portions of materials.

2. Any user with her/his library account activated, who is a member of the Lazarski University community, can use the carrel.

3. A carrel  is used after obtaining the key from the librarian. The key can be obtained on request or a carrel can be reserved for a period not exceeding seven days. This period can be extended if another user is not waiting for a carrel.

4. The reader assigned a carrel and given the key is responsible for the work in the carrel and the return of the key. In case of the loss of the key by the user, he/her has to cover the cost of key duplicate.

5. User has an obligation of maintaining the carrel clean and lock it every time when leaving. Also, user is financially responsible for the Library materials brought to the carrel as well as equipment in it.

6. Library is not responsible for the personal belongings left in the carrel and user has an obligation of locking it every time he or she intends to leave it.

7. The key is returned before the Library closes. The borrowed materials from the Library collections can be left then in the carrel, with the exception of books from Reading Room, current periodicals and daily newspapers, as well as reader's own materials.

8. Personal belongings left in the carrel at the moment of the closing of the Library are going to be relocated to the security guard room. Library materials are going to be returned back to the collections. This rule does not apply to the carrels booked for more than 1 day.

9. Library reserves the right to enter the carrier when user is absent in the justified situations.

10. Use of carrels does not free from the obligation to follow Library Regulations. In particular, eating food or consuming any drinks apart from bottled water as well as keeping silence in cabins no.1, no.2, and no.3.

11. Soundproof carrel no.4 can be booked for minimum 2 people and maximum for 4 people.

12. Soundproof carrels no.5 and no.6 are for the individual for and can only be used by 1 person.

13. The library does not provide data about users who are using the carrels.