Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences (LCAS) is a public research institution whose purpose is to conduct scientific research in the area of scientific information and library science, to establish a research-oriented information infrastructure, and to provide library-based, informational, and reprographic services to the institutes of Czech Academy of Sciences and other users active in research and science. More information about the library may be found here.


Closure of the library from Monday, March 16, until further notice

Due to the declaration of the state of emergency by the Czech Government, the library will be closed from Monday, March 16, until further notice.

Only remote access to electronic information resources remains available for users: It will be possible to make new online registrations to membership for remote access (or to extend an expired membership).

Charges for the late return of off-site loans incurred from Friday, March 13, will be waived.

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Partial restoration of loan services

The building of ASCR remains closed to the public, however there will be an exception from Monday, March 9. Current registered users with off-site membership will be allowed to make off-site loans of documents ordered in advance from the user account. At the time of the library visit, the documents must be ready for collection – the users will receive an e-mail notification. The order status can be also monitored in the user account.
Opening hours will be limited from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m., the book return box will be available until 20 p.m. as usual. Other on-site services remain unavailable. Read more »

New items – February 2020

New items overview for the February – it’s possible to view the whole list at once or have it sorted out by fields of knowledge.
A selection of ten interesting new arrivals is available for browsing in the study (without having to order them in advance) and it simultaneously possible to browse these publications in digitalised form on the computer reserved for work with the Digital library of Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them. Read more »

New items – January 2020

Check out the overview of books which we added to our collection in January 2020.
As every month we bring you the selection of 10 interesting books, which should not escape from your attention. They are on the hall ready to be borrowed from now, and in digital form in our Digital library at the same place. Read more »

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