Library

THE LIBRARY OF THE FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY

ADDRESS:

204, Splaiul Independenţei St., ground floor, sixth district, Bucharest

Zip code 060024

Phone: 0213130805

 

LIBRARIANS

  • Liliana Popescu (Team Leader)
  • Titus Lates
  • Ştefania Olea
  • Adriana Toma
  • Elisabeta Soare
  • Maria Soare
Opening hours

 

DATES OPENING HOURS
1 JULY – 8 JULY Monday – Thursday: 9,00 – 14,00

Friday: 9,00 – 12,00

Saturday – Sunday: Closed

9 JULY – 21 AUGUST CLOSED
22 AUGUST – 30 SEPTEMBER Monday – Thursday: 8,00 – 15,00

Friday: 8,00 – 13,00

Saturday – Sunday: Closed

 

AS OF 3 OCTOBER THE LIBRARY RESUMES ITS USUAL OPENING HOURS
COLLECTIONS

The Library of the Faculty of Philosophy is a specialized library, with collections of publications meeting the needs of the users, both those who want to become familiar with philosophical theories and concepts, as well as those aiming to pursue advanced research in preparation of their degrees. The Library has a representative fund of foreign academic journals, including, but not limited to: Analysis, Anuario Filosofico, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis, Ethics, The Journal of Philosophy, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Mind, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Revue Internationale de Philosophie, Rivista di Filosofia Neo–Scolastica, Utilitas.

Users can find here a number of core resources, such as the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Great Books, The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel, Hobbes, Heidegger, Leibniz, Kant, Wittgenstein, etc.  The collection fund is being expanded according to various criteria: the profile of the library, financial allocations, and categories of users, publication dates, authors, and publishing houses. Also, requests expressed by the academic staff of the faculty are being considered. Purchase forms include: buying, exchange, donations, transfer.

The current fund of the library amounts to approximately 55.000 volumes and provides the highest number of direct access publications within the Central University Library.

LIST OF DOMAINS WITH DIRECT ACCESS
  • 101 Philosophical propaedeutic
  • 165.9 History of Ideas
  • 1(091) History of Philosophy
  • 1A Ancient Philosophy
  • 1E Medieval Philosophy
  • 1M Modern Philosophy
  • 1C Contemporary Philosophy
  • 1R Romanian Philosophers
  • 11 Metaphysics. Ontology
  • 13 Cognitive Sciences. Philosophy of Mind
  • 81:1 Philosophy of Language. Analytic Philosophy
  • 16 Logic
  • 165 Epistemology. Philosophy of Science
  • 510.2 Philosophy of Mathematics
  • 7.01 Aesthetics. Art Theory and Philosophy
  • 130.2 Philosophy of Culture. Axiology
  • 2 Religion. Philosophy of Religion
  • 572 Anthropology. Ethnology
  • 15 Psychology. Psychoanalysis
  • 37 Pedagogy. Philosophy of Education
  • 17 Ethics
  • 32 Political Philosophy. Political Science
  • 316 Sociology. Social Sciences
  • 33 Economy. Management
  • 34 Law. Philosophy of Law
  • 930.1 Philosophy of History
  • 82.09 Literary Theory and Criticism. Literary History
  • P Journals
  • R Reference publications
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE LIBRARY
  • Direct access to publications in the study room (64 seats)
  • Home lending
  • Lending-borrowing between libraries and at international level
  • Access to the electronic catalogue of the library
  • Assistance for users – guidelines regarding the use of the Alice catalogue and work with the databases of the Library with free access
  • Free mobile access of databases by the academic staff and PhD students of the Faculty of Philosophy
  • Info and training for users in order to become familiar with the collections and services provided by the library
THE READER’S PASS

In order to benefit by the services provided by the library, users shall have a reader’s pass issued by the Central Unit of the Library or by the subsidiaries.

The Library of the Faculty of Philosophy issues and validates readers’ passes for the academic staff, researchers, PhD students and other students of the Faculty of Philosophy. Except for researchers, the other categories of users benefit by the home lending service.

The reader’s pass is issued and validated after users pay a fee to the library which is established at the beginning of each academic year.

Documents required for the issuance and validation of a reader’s pass:

  • ID
  • ID-type photo
  • Subscription or validation fee
  • 2 envelopes with postal stamps and 5 Xerox sheets of papers (only for users with borrowing rights)

For specific categories of users, the following documents are also required:

  • Academic staff– stamped employee’s pass
  • Students – stamped student card
  • PhD students – card or certificate proving enrolment in the PhD programme
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION IN THE STUDY ROOM

When entering the study room, users shall present their readers’ passes to the librarian and duly fill in the info in the Attendance Book. In return of the pass, readers shall receive a key from one of the lockers in the hallway, where the personal belongings shall be deposited (clothes, bags, books). The number of the locker is the same as the number of the seat assigned to the reader in the study room.

No more than 3 volumes can be simultaneously taken by the reader in the study room. After the catalogue inquiry or after direct selection from the shelf, users shall fill in a form for each separate title. The selected publications shall be handed to the librarian from the access desk, together with the forms, which shall be annexed to the reader’s pass.

When returning the publications, the user shall check their condition and inform the librarian of any damage (damaged or missing pages, marks on the pages, etc).

When leaving the study room, users shall return the publications used in the study room to the librarian at the access desk, together with the locker key.

Users shall not take publications outside the study room without the librarian’s approval.

Eating and drinking, as well as the use of mobile phones are forbidden in the library’s premises.

BORROWING PUBLICATIONS

Students, PhD students and the academic staff of the Faculty of Philosophy have the right to borrow publications from the library’s lending centre.

No more than 3 volumes can be borrowed simultaneously. The specific period of time for which books can be borrowed shall be determined depending on the number of copies existing in the library and on the number of requests from other users of the same title.

The deadline for returning publications can be extended only once.

Users shall comply with the deadline for returning the publications they borrowed. Failure to comply with the deadline brings about application of penalties established at the beginning of each academic year.

Users shall keep the borrowed publications in a good condition and shall not damage them whatsoever (marks, underlines, etc).