Donors and sponsors

The NCU Library is the largest scientific and public library in northern Poland. Our institution has rendered great service to the national culture. Our tradition reaches back to the beginnings of the 20th century. The NCU Library services almost 50 000 students and NCU workers as well as several thousand citizens of Toruń and the region.

The library has over 3 million items in its collection made up of books, journals and special collections from all over the world. Among them are unique medieval manuscripts, old prints from the 15th to 18th centuries, paintings and graphics from Polish and European art, scores, atlases, maps from the beginning of 16th century, archives, book collections and keepsakes from outstanding emigrants and institutions from Polish emigration in the 20th century. The NCU Library is the only academic library that has within its structure a University Museum. This institution collects paintings, sculptures and other objects of Polish and World culture.

We owe the richness and uniqueness of many of our special collections items not only to history but also to the help and kindness of our Friends and Donors worldwide. Since the very beginning, the NCU Library has been receiving gifts in the form of priceless collections, archives of books, documents and art works, as well as single items of more or less scientific value, both museum pieces and those with emotional meaning.

If you would like to make a donation to the NCU Library from your own books, journals or other printed materials, please contact the manager of the Division of Acquisitions and Cataloging by e-mail: Grzegorz.Szturo@bu.umk.pl or by phone: (+48 56) 611 4214.

If you would like to make a donation from: manuscripts, old books, maps, photographs, music scores or recordings, art prints, ex librises, post cards, posters, stamps, leaflets, coins, medals or other memorabilia, please contact the Special Collections Manager by e-mail: Department manager PhD Andrzej Mycio,  Andrzej.Mycio@bu.umk.pl, or by phone: (+48-56) 611-4484.

If you would like to make a donation of books, journals, newspapers, archives and documents, music recordings and photographs, memorabilia and works of art of Polish emigrants, please contact the curator of Polish Emigration Archives by e-mail: Joanna.Krasnodebska@bu.umk.pl or by phone: (+48 56) 611 4391.

If you feel like giving NCU Museum works of Polish and European art, items of cultural heritage or keepsakes after Stefan Batory University in Wilno or connected with the history of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń - please contact University Museum manager post-doctoral degree Mirosław A. Supruniuk e-mail: Miroslaw.Supruniuk@bu.umk.pl or by phone: (+48-56) 611-4391.

Many thanks to our donors, who have supported the Library recent years:

Kinder Herman (Germany); Wasilewski Stanisław (Toruń); Poręba Stanisław (Grudziądz); Stopikowski Henryk (Grudziądz); Kalembka Urszula (Toruń); Czacharowski Antoni (Toruń); Stefania Kossowska (London); Maryla Żuławska (London); Halima Nałęcz (London); Stowarzyszenie Polskich Kombatantów, oddział Niemcy (Hamburg); Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Archiwum Emigracji (Toruń); Halina Oberlander (Warszawa); Krystyna Miłotworska-Hilary (Warszawa); Eva Skrenta (USA); The Jerzy Peterkiewicz Educational Foundation (London); Anglo-Polish Society Bristol and the South West (Bristol); Krystyna Przewoźna-Armon (Toruń); Barbara Waźbińska (Toruń); Carla Rosen-Vacher (Luxemburg); Zefiryn Jędrzyński (Toruń); Wiesław Domasłowski (Toruń); Jan Wyrowiński (Toruń); Czesław Jarmusz (Toruń); Alicja Wygralak (Toruń); Oddział Pomorski Polskiego Związku Chórów i Orkiestr; Stanisław Rolicz (Sopot); Aldona Romanowicz (Warszawa); Jan Baczyński (Toruń); Małgorzata Iwanowska-Ludwińska (Toruń); Henryk Stopikowski (Grudziądz); Wiktor Dziulikowski (Wrocław).