Three Seas Library

The Three Seas Library was established in 2022 at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ISP PAN) in Warsaw


The library was created by the Library of Richard Pipes, headed by Magdalena Dołbakowska, in collaboration with Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK). The objective was to develop a comprehensive collection of literature related to the Three Seas Initiative, accessible to a wide readership. Professor Agnieszka Orzelska-Stączek, the head of the Department of Central and Eastern Europe and Post-Soviet Research at ISP PAN, inspired its establishment. The Three Seas Library is an essential source of information, with collections beneficial to academics, journalists, and anyone interested in the Three Seas Initiative.

Currently, the Library of Richard Pipes at ISP PAN supports the Three Seas Initiative Library. For almost half a century, the library has built up a collection of political science, history, sociology, and philosophy literature in Polish, English, German, French, Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Lithuanian, and other languages. The library has over 22,000 volumes, including more than 500 titles of domestic and foreign magazines. The collection of Professor Richard Pipes, an American historian and Sovietologist of Polish-Jewish origin, was received by the library in 2019, and it was subsequently renamed the Three Seas Initiative Library by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The library is relocating to a new facility, and some of the collection still needs to be stored on the institute’s premises.

The Three Seas Library is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 16.00 and is located at 2/4 Oleandrów Street in Warsaw. While the reading room and its materials are available, borrowing is restricted to the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences employees. The reading room provides Wi-Fi access for visitors, and it is recommended that visitors intending to use the facilities contact Ms. Magdalena Dołbakowska at before their visit due to high demand and limited capacity.

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