Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library
|Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (CINiBA)|
|Established||12 October 2012|
|Items collected||1,800,000 total volumes|
The Scientific Information Center and Academic Library (CINiBA) is a joint scientific library of two universities in Katowice - the University of Silesia in Katowice and the University of Economics in Katowice. It is located in the heart of the university campus, in the center of the Silesian agglomeration.
March 24, 2003 — the two-stage competition of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP) for the creation of the concept of the Scientific Information Center and the Academic Library of the University of Silesia was completed. The winner was a team of architects from Koszalin and Radom.
July 8, 2008 — an agreement was signed between the Silesian Voivodeship and the University of Silesia in Katowice on the co-financing of the Scientific Information Center and Academic Library project within the framework of the Regional Operational Program of the Silesian Voivodeship for 2007-2013. The project leader was the University of Silesia, and the partner was the University of Economics.
August 7, 2009 — signing of a contract for the construction of the Center for Scientific Information and an Academic Library between the University of Silesia, the University of Economics and the general contractor —the consortium "Mostostal Warszawa".
September 27, 2012 — opening of the library for readers.
October 12, 2012 — the official opening of CINiBA.
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Library Building 
- Total area: 13 260.49 m2
- Usable area: 12 273.40 m2
- Cubature of the object: 62 560 m3
- Building: 7 floors, 4004 windows
- 1000 people can stay in the building at the same time
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Upper Silesian metropolitan area
University of Silesia in Katowice
Silesian Autonomy Movement
University of Economics in Katowice
Katowice historic railway station
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