The Library collects books from the medical, pharmaceutical, dentistry, nursing and health sciences field, as well as from cognate sciences fields, i.e. chemistry, biology, physics, psychology etc.
The collection of the Library comprises the resources of the Main Library, the Library of the Faculty of Pharmacy and the resources located at the clinics and various departments.

Most of Library collection (print & online) can be searched using multisearch tool EDS (Ebsco Discovery Service).

At present our collection amounts to (as of 31.12.2021) 439.136 units, including:







special collections



Currently there are 166 journal titles coming in, including 21 foreign and 145 Polish titles subscribed by the Library and acquired by gifts and exchange. 

The Library is a member of the following consortia:


  • Elsevier

  • Springer

  • Wiley

  • Your Journals@Ovid


  • BMJ

The Library provides access to about 27 000 e-journals and users have access also to 213 000 e-books.



As os 31.12.2021 there were 9.249 Main Library users. All users can use computer workstations with access to the Internet; in the Library wireless access to the Internet is also provided.

Three reading rooms are available to Library visitors: Reading Room 1, Reading Room 2 and Scientific Information Reading Room. There is free access to their collections.



The Main Library conducts the subjects delivered via e-learning to MUG students at the undergraduate and doctoral levels, including:

  • the obligatory classes for all the first-year students - the aim of these courses is to familiarise students with the Library regulations and the rules of using its collections and services, mostly the ways of searching for and ordering the literature,

  • the obligatory and facultative classes for undergraduate and doctoral students thereby improving their medical scientific information literacy competencies





Library brochures:

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 (iod@gumed.edu.pl),

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.