Polish Social and Cultural Association - including the Polish Library

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The Polish Library POSK in London was founded in 1942 and specialises in Polish emigre literary and historical works. The collections include books, newspapers, periodicals, archives, manuscripts, photographs, maps, music, etc.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Mondays and Wednesdays: 10.00am - 8.00pm,
Fridays: 10.00am - 5.00pm,
Saturdays: 10.00am - 1.00pm.

Admission charges

Please check before visiting.

The Lending Library is open to all members who have proof of identity, proof of address and have paid the annual subscription. The Reference Library is open to everyone for the reading of books and newspapers from the Library's collections. The Research Room is open to bona fide academics and researchers for access to the Library's manuscripts and archives. Access to power-points for own lap-tops or a desk-top PC are available. As space is limited, it is best to phone beforehand. The Circulating Library (CCL): The Library also runs a circulating loan service and supplies British public libraries with sets of Polish books. If your local public library does not provide Polish books, please ask your local library to subscribe to the CCL. The Government currently supports ethnic diversity. As a result, linguistic minorities are entitled to access to material in their own languages, and the Polish Library's circulating service is the most cost-effective way of providing such access to the Polish community.

Collection details


Polish Social and Cultural Association - including the Polish Library
238-246 King Street
Greater London
W6 0RF






020 8741 0474


020 8741 7724

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