The author shows seniors as information users, pointing to the advanced age as a development rather than a regression stage in the human life. Information needs of seniors are presented together with their reading interests and active use of information and computer technologies. The importance of seniors' involvement in the social and cultural life of the communities is stressed and the significance of the libraries in this respect is pointed to. The author describes activities introduced by libraries to encourage seniors' creativity and sharing of their intellectual capital, underestimated and not used properly in Poland. Finally, factors and reasons for the insufficient use of seniors' potential are listed and the reception of seniors by the society is discussed.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.