On January 13th 2023, at 12:00 we had a  Integration Coffee in the Main Library. Event was organised together with an Internationalization Office.

The meeting included coffee, cake and some casual conversations.

Karolina Derda from the Department of International Relations presented the chances that Erasmus+ can offer, including great opportunities to go on foreign exchange programmes for studying or training.

Małgorzata Omilian-Mucharska, the Editor in Chef of the University magazine Gazeta GUMed, told us about her job and the possibility of cooperating with the University magazine. Journalistic or drawing talents amongst can still reveal themselves!

But this day highlight was the music of the MUG Orchestra, our special guest. They performed their exceptional Christmas concert. By the way, if anyone would like to volunteer to join the orchestra, this is still possible.

As we are sure this wasn't the last event like that in the Main Library, we look forward to seeing you next time!

See also the gallery from the event:




JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal indexed in Web of Science and PubMed that publishes videoarticles on experimental methods in such fields as Biology, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology and Infection, Medicine, Bioengineering, Engineering, Chemistry, Behavior, Environment, Biochemistry, Cancer Research, and Genetics.

Along with the Encyclopedia of Experiments module JoVE Research can be used as a database of more than 15,000 videos useful for acceleration of research productivity by bringing to life the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments, alongside text protocols. By enabling researchers to see the scientific method in action, JoVE videos facilitate efficient learning of new methods and ultimately, improve STEM research productivity.

JoVE videos can be easily integrated with such platform like Moodle or Microsoft Teams in the purpose of educational or scientific presentations.




In order to meet the needs of the Library users, we are happy to introduce facilities related to the use of individual and group study rooms.

We have prepared an online calendar, where you can book both group and individual study rooms without leaving your home.

The calendar can be found in the Services/study rooms booking system tab and will be available from November 14, 2022 from 10 am.

Below are presented the new rules for booking rooms.

  1. All rooms can be booked:
    - for individual work (A1, A2, A3 i A6) - for 1-2 people;
    - for group work (A4 i A5) - for 3-6 people.

  2. Reservation can be made a minimum of one day in advanced and a maximum of 7 days in advanced.

  3. One person can make 4 bookings per 7 days.

  4. One booking can last max. 3 hours.

  5. To reserve a room, you have to enter the student's ID number/Library card number.




Room key must be collected within 15 minutes of selected start of booking. Otherwise, the room will be made available to other interested users. Before booking, it is recommended to check the current Library opening hours. While using the study room, you must follow the Regulations.

We hope that these new facilities will ensure an even more convenient use of our Learning Zone. Enjoy!



International Open Access Week is an initiative that seeks to prove that knowledge is a human right and to promote concept of Open Science and scientific collaboration across social, geographic and economic boundaries. It was initiated by SPARC and continues since 2008.

The theme of this year’s Open Access Week was “Open for Climate Justice”. Why was this particular issue chosen to be addressed? Climate changes are among the global society’s biggest challenges. No doubt about it. And everyone has to face them. However, not everyone is affected by them equally. As many as 67% of natural disasters occur in the countries of Global South – in Africa, Latin America, parts of Asia and Oceania. Most of these countries are considered as developing countries without insufficient access to free knowledge. Knowledge that is crucial to tackle climate crisis. That is why we want to promote free sources of information, accessible to all people. From Monday till Friday (24-28.10) we shared on our Facebook chosen articles from Polish Platform of Medical Research concerning climate changes. We encourage you to read them!




Polish Platform of Medical Research


We prepared also a climate change quiz available for the whole week. You just needed to answer couple questions, provide your personal details (name, surname and e-mail address) and you could win medical textbooks sponsored by Edra Urban & Partner and The Book Service.

Winners will receive an e-mail.

Check also the Open Climate Campaign website.




Regulations of collecting personal data in Medical University of Gdańsk

On 27 April 2016 Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Union and of Council came into force. It relates to data processing for natural persons and the freedom of movement of such data. In the light of this and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), the Main Library would like to draw your attention to the following:

1. The administrator of your personal data is The Medical University of Gdańsk based in Gdańsk, Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 3A, 80-210 Gdańsk,

2. The Data Protection Inspector at The Medical University of Gdańsk is Piotr Małecki (,

3. Your personal data will be processed using the Tricity Libraries IT System (Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music, Gdynia Maritime University, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, European Solidarity Centre) in order to enable the use of library resources on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 lit. A of the general regulation of personal data of 27 April 2016,

4. Your personal data will not be disclosed to other entities, except for entities authorized under the law, debt collection companies or companies supporting IT services,

5. Your personal data will be kept for a period required by law,

6. You have access to the content of your data and the right to demand its rectification. You have the right to remove data or limit its use. Further you have the right to transfer data and to raise an objection on how your data is processed. You may withdraw your legal consent for the use of your data at any time,

7. You have the right to make a complaint to the Office for Personal Data Protection if your complaint is justified and the administrator is found to be in breach of the general regulation of personal data of 27 April 2016,

8. Providing personal data is voluntary, however, the refusal to provide them may result in the refusal to provide the service.