The library of National Maritime Museum contains over 50000 volumes of books and journals. The main subject of the library collection is the history of sailing and shipbuilding, as well as the navy and its sea battles, with special focus on the first and second world wars. Well represented is journalism from the period between the wars inspired by Poland’s regained independence and accessibility to the coast, which resulted in the building of Gdynia. The development of the post-war maritime economy is well documented in the collections of journals and professional literature. The library has numerous publications connected with ship modelling. The library is proud of its annuals of the “Lloyd’s Register of Shipping” (very rare in Poland), as well as “Morskoj Sbornik” from the 19th century.
The library subscribes to Polish and foreign journals, including: “Nautologia”, “Morze, Statki i Okręty”, “Żagle”, “Modelarz”, “Namiary na Morze i Handel”, “Pomerania”, “National Geographic. Polska”, “Polish Maritime Research”, “Mariner’s Mirror”, “Model Shipwright”, “Neptunia”, “Schiff und Zeit”, “Sea History”, “Studies In Conservation”.
Members of the public may request materials for use within the reading room.
The reading room in the library is open Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 15:30.
Phone: +48 58 301 86 11 ext. 409