The Society of Friends of the Polish Library in Paris is a Polish non-governmental organization. Its aim is to support the preservation and popularization of the Polish cultural legacy which is kept in the Polish Library in Paris. The Library is administrated by the Polish Historical and Literary Society in cooperation with the Polish Academy of Learning in Kraków.
The Society of Friends of the Polish Library in Paris was established in 2013 in Warsaw. Currently it has circa a dozen members who are mostly active in cultural institutions, libraries and archives.
By undertaking various initiatives the Society contributes to the popularization of the Polish Library in Paris, its collections and history which stems back to the 1830s. The Society also engages in actions that help to preserve the Library’s valuable collections and to create possibilities to use that collections for scientific and social purposes in Poland, France, Europe and worldwide.
We established The Society of Friends of the Polish Library in Paris because we wanted to raise the awareness of this institution in the Polish and French society. Located in the very centre of Paris, on the picturesque Île Saint-Louis right next to the Seine, the Library is an important place in Polish history and its valuable collections are open to the public. It is important to us that Poles as well as Frenchmen saw it as an active center of Polish culture in Paris and visited it.
– Andrzej Biernat, Chairman of the Society
Andrzej Biernat – chairman
Katarzyna Ślaska – vice-chairman
Karolina Kosior – vice-chairman