The OSW library was created to serve the needs of the Centre’s analysts. However, due to the growing public interest in the political, economic and social issues concerning the former Soviet Union, we have gradually made the library’s resources available to external users.

The OSW subscribes to around 20 periodicals and newspapers in Russian. We also have a fairly large and constantly expanding collection of books. Finally, the library stores current and archival issues of the OSW publications.

Currently the OSW library resources are accessible to researchers, students, journalists and Central Administration staff members dealing with issues concerning the former USSR.

In order to use the library, please comply with the following rules:

- Please complete our survey and send it by post, fax or email to

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

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