Archive of the Polish National Library, containing a multitude of digitized rare Yiddish books.
Polona is one of the most modern digital libraries in the world and at the same time the largest library of its kind in Poland. The National Library of Poland, Polona’s administrator, provides not only its collections but also other institutions’ digitised resources, using state-of-the-art technologies to achieve the highest quality. Library resources, digitised and made available via Polona, increase daily by up to 2,000 objects: books, early printed books, manuscripts, graphics, maps, scores, photographs, flyers, posters and postcards.
The most valuable treasures of the Polish culture and history, such as the Chronicle of Gallus Anonymus, original manuscripts of Kochanowski, Mickiewicz and Chopin, as well as drawings by Norwid and Witkacy are available via the Polona website. There are also objects representing an entire cross-section of subject fields and epochs: illuminated manuscripts, oldest Polish printed books, engravings, drawings and popular publications – postcards, old alphabet books, children's books, cookbooks and old compendia. Most of the ressources shared via Polona belong to the public domain, so they can be downloaded for free and freely used.