Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Summer library closure – August 1, 2020 until August 30, 2020
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New items: April–June 2020

What new to read and borrow at our library? We prepared for you an overview of new books for the months April–June and selected top ten, which we want to draw your attention to. These selected ones are now available to peep into at the study, you can also access its digital form in the Digital Library of the CAS. Read more »


Until Friday July 31, 2020 the library will be open:
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The LIBRARY will be CLOSED from August 1, 2020 until August 30, 2020
During the closure of the library, the loan services won’t be available. The main study, Computer Study, Research Room and Cloak room will be closed.
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New items – March 2020

Check out the news that came into our library collection in March.
We are open again so we can bring you a full list of new ten printed books for March. The chosen ones are displayed in the study, you can borrow or reserved them right away. They are also available in the Digital Library of CAS via reserved computers in the library area. Read more »



New version of the library regulations

In connection with the availability of a second book return box, the change in access to historical books and changes in service fees, a new version of the Library regulations becomes effective on 8 June 2020.
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Current information about operation of the library

All library services have been restored, but operation is partially limited until further notice. Please follow the conditions for using the study room and other library services below. Opening hours are adjusted until further notice: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (including … Read more »



Until 15. 6. 2020 fees for late return and loan period extension according to the exception to the library regulations

Since the library was closed to the public from 16. 3. to 24. 4. 2020 because of the state of emergency, all books that were due to be returned on 13. 3. 2020 or after, and could not have their loan period extended automatically, will have their loan period extended until 15. 6. 2020.

Fees for late return charged to a library account from 13. 3. 2020 to 15. 6. 2020 will be waived. Fees for late return charged before and on 12. 3. 2020 as well as those charged on 16. 6. 2020 and after will not be waived.

We will inform you of possible changes and new measures by which we will respond to other resolutions and recommendations issued by the Government of the Czech Republic on our website and social networks.
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Beginning on Monday 1. 6. 2020 the study room is being opened with certain restrictions

Beginning on Monday 1. 6. 2020 the study room is once again opened to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The number of seats is limited to 73 in the study room and 7 in the computer study in order to keep social distance. Individual study room are again available for reservation and can be used during opening hours. Rare books can be studied under supervision from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday to Friday.

Library user and visitors are required to wear a face mask and to disinfect their hands before entering the study room. Wearing gloves when handling books is suggested. Disinfectant and gloves are provided near the entrance and next to the loans desk and self-checkout.
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Waiving charges for late return after re-opening the library

We will continue to waive the charges for late return of the off-site loans incurred from Friday, March 13. We will announce the termination of this exception to the Library Regulations at least 14 days in advance on our website and social networks. We will also inform you in advance of all other changes and measures by which we will respond to resolutions and recommendations issued by the government of the Czech Republic.
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