The library is located on the first floor of Kórnik Castle and is one of the five largest libraries of its kind in Poland. It was established in 1826 and enlarged by Tytus Działyński, an enlightened man of the world with a particular interest in books. Tytus’ son, Jan Działyński, maintained his father’s passion for collecting books as well as enlarging the collections. Today, the library has many valuable and unique books: manuscripts by Adam Mickiewicz (Dziady Part III and Pani Twardowska), Juliusz Słowacki (Smutno mi Boże), Cyprian Kamil Norwid and Napoleon’s battle plans.
The oldest printed work is a French manuscript from the turn of the 10th century.
The library boasts a superb collection of 350 thousand volumes of books, magazines, old manuscripts, maps, atlases, postcards, photographs from Poland and from all over the world.
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