The Library of the Technical University of Łódź was established in 1945. Library
space conditions have improved significantly for the last 60 years. Subsequent reading
rooms were organized, branch libraries were set up and finally, at the beginning of 21st
century, the library moved to a new, separate, modern building. The library’s holdings
have been developed in systematic way by supplementing and updating the collection of
Polish and foreign literature. Positive relationships with users and friendly atmosphere
have been always of the highest priority. Computer technology development has
changed users attitude toward a library and added a new phenomenon to traditional
readership – electronic publications usage.
The article describes the way reading process, the library users and their reading
habits have changed for the last 60 years. It also presents various types of cooperation
with library users. Special attention is paid on professional literature readership and on
different forms of documents usage.