The JU MC Medical Library’s collections are rich, with almost 300,000 volumes, over 300 journal titles, all doctoral and habilitation theses submitted at the Jagiellonian University Medical College, and over 30,000 other non-electronic items including old prints, microfilms, standards, patents, and audiovisual material. Part of them form a Reference Collection (dedicated to student use) and collections of the institute libraries.
Our non-circulating collection of medical books printed between 1900 and 1945 contains almost 10,000 items, including Polish and foreign books.
The digital holdings are represented by varying number of electronic databases (about 20), journals (about 7,000 titles) and books from the following platforms: Ibuk, Access Medicine, Access Surgery, MyiLibrary, Medicine Complete, Ebrary Academic Complete. Doctoral dissertations submitted from 2004 are accessible in full-text versions in Digital Medical Library.
Accessing the Library eResources is possible both in the University network and outside of it by the proxy-server connection. For details see Remote Access to eResources.
The resources of JU MC Medical Library (including the open access book collection in the Books & Journals Reading Room) have been arranged according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM, USA) classification which is used in most medical libraries around the world. Non-medical items have been classified using the Library of Congress schedules (LC, USA).
In accordance with the applicable standards,
In order to find books on a particular subject in the JU Libraries Online Catalogue, you should type the classification number you need to the “call number” box and select proper location (Medical Library or any of its institute libraries).