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The secret of happiness lies not in possessing things but in the ability to enjoy them.


prof. Tadeusz Kotarbiński, the first Rector of the University of Lodz


In selected places at the University of Lodz you can find specially marked #UniLodz Bookcrossing bookshelves with books to exchange. In order to take part in the campaign and get some new books, you just need to leave your books in exchange. This way, we can give books a second life.


Bookcrossing bookshelves can be found:

  • at the UL Faculty of Law and Administration
  • at the UL faculty of Economics and Sociology
  • at the UL Faculty of Philosophy and History
  • at the UL Faculty of Philology
  • at the UL Faculty of Management
  • at the University of Lodz Library
  • in the UL Rector’s Office
  • in the UL Promotion Centre

For many years, the campaign has also been supported by the Lodz University Press, thanks to which you can find many scientific publications among the circulating books. 

In 2016, on the occasion of the Ogólnopolski Dzień Wolnych Książek [National Free Books Day], writers, poets, cultural animators, journalists, scientists and representatives of cultural institutions of Lodz donated to bookcrossing at the University of Lodz books that are important and interesting to them. Each book with a personal justification! Rectors and Deans of the University of Lodz also joined the campaign several times. Books selected by them, with their signatures and a few words for the new readers, can be found on the bookshelves.


BBookcrossing of the University of Lodz is constantly growing and books find new readers in new places. Our bookshelves can also be found in selected high schools in Lodz, where they promote reading among students.  


The first red bookshelves filled with books from the Lodz University Press 

  • I Liceum Ogólnokształcącym im. Mikołaja Kopernika w Łodzi [High School number one under the patronage of Nicolas Copernicus in Lodz]
  • II Liceum Ogólnokształcącym im. Gabriela Narutowicza w Łodzi [High School number two under the patronage of Gabriel Narutowicz in Lodz]
  • III Liceum Ogólnokształcącym im. Tadeusza Kościuszki w Łodzi [High School number 3 under the patronage of Tadeusz Kościuszko in Lodz]
  • VI Liceum Ogólnokształcącym im. Joachima Lelewela w Łodzi [High School number 6 under the patronage of Joachim Lelewel in Lodz]
  • VIII Liceum Ogólnokształcącym im. Adama Asnyka w Łodzi [High School number 8 under the patronage of Adam Asnyk in Lodz]
  • XXI Liceum Ogólnokształcącym im. Bolesława Prusa w Łodzi [High School number 21 under the patronage of Bolesław Prus in Lodz]
  • XXVI Liceum Ogólnokształcącym im. Krzysztofa Kamila Baczyńskiego w Łodzi [High School number 26 under the patronage of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński in Lodz]
  • XXX Liceum Ogólnokształcącym im. ks. bp. Ignacego Krasickiego w Łodzi [High School number 30 under the patronage of Rev. bp. Ignacy Krasicki in Lodz]
  • Publicznym Liceum Ogólnokształcącym Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego im. Sprawiedliwych wśród Narodów Świata w Łodzi [Righteous Among the Nations State Secondary School of the University of Lodz]

#UniLodz Bookcrossing will soon visit more schools.