About the Library
The Polish Library POSK in London is a research library specializing in the collection of Polonica, especially Polish émigré publications of all kind: books, periodicals and newspapers as well as archives, manuscripts and photographs. It was founded in 1942 by the Polish émigré government and has belonged to the Polish Social and Cultural Association since 1967.
Our most important collections include:
- books in Polish or about Poland published outside of Poland since the beginning of World War II
- one of the largest collections of Underground and Solidarity publications
- The Joseph Conrad collection
- bulletins, newsletters, manuscripts and archives of émigré organizations
- personal archives of notable émigrés
- major collection of historic photographs
- smaller collections of maps, printed music and ex libris.
The Polish Library POSK in London is the primary source of research and information on émigré social history and culture since the end of II World War.
Monday, Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday (first Saturday of the month): 10:00am - 5:00pm
Address: 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF
Nearest tube stations: Ravenscourt Park (District Line) or Hammersmith (Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines)
Tel: (0044) 20 8741 0474