The Library


libary iod foundry research institute

The Technical Library of Foundry Research Institute is operating within the structure of  Information Centre.

The Library collection, accumulated since 1946, includes various items on foundry science and the related fields of metals science, metallurgy, chemistry, physics, the history of technology, environmental protection, information science, marketing, quality systems, production management, etc. 

       The collection comprises:

  • books (over 19 000 volumes);
  • periodicals (Polish and foreign), continuous publications (Polish and foreign), selection of archive copies of different annual publications; 
  • annual publications of AFS Transactions; 
  • own publications of Foundry Research Institute; 
  • proceedings of R&D works (about 6 500); 
  • proceedings of International Foundry Congresses, international  and national conferences on foundry and other related problems; 
  • publications written by the staff of Foundry Research Institute; 
  • training materials.

The collection of the Library of Foundry Research Institute is the largest in Poland collection of Polish and foreign foundry literature.

Persons who are not the Institute employees may use the Library collection only in the Reading Room of the Library.


Contact: Katarzyna Potępa       phone: (48 12)  26 18 102  e-mail:

New acquisitions

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