The Federation of the Polish Church Libraries “Fides” was founded by the National Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Poland on March 18, 1995. In 2019 it numbers 80 member libraries, including most of the libraries of the departments of theology and higher Catholic diocesan and religious orders' seminaries.
The Federation carries out a program of setting up computer networks and bibliographic standards for the Polish theological libraries. At this point the Federation provides a support for the participating libraries in their transition to the new integrated library system Koha as well as their efforts to digitise the Church patrimony.
From 1995 Federation “Fides” is one of the ordinary members of BETH (Bibliothèques Européennes de Théologie), an international advisory council for theological libraries (founded in 1961). Every year a Federation's delegate takes part in the General Assembly of BETH.
Federacja Bibliotek Kościelnych “Fides”
01-015 Warszawa, Skwer Ks. Kard. S. Wyszyńskiego 6
Address for mail:
Plac Katedralny 14, 50-329 Wrocław (Secretariate of “Fides”)
NIP: 951-20-00-858, REGON: 011888853
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