Library of 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.




New version of the library regulations

In connection with the introduction of the RFID identification system, the introduction of the self-service loan device and the withdrawal of loan tickets, a new version of the Library regulations becomes effective on 17 December 2018. Please acquaint yourself with the new version on The information about the processing of your personal data by library was also updated.
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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY & Opening hours change

The library will be closed on 21 December from 5 p.m. and from 22 December to 1 January 2019.
The regular library operation will start again on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
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Library collection

New items – November 2018

Check out the news that came into our library collection in November.
As every month, we bring you a full list of new printed books along with 10 selected ones, which we want to drag your attention to. 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.
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The replacement of library cards (transition to an RFID identification system)

On 17 December 2018 we will be introducing an RFID identification system at the library. The launch of this system will be accompanied by a self-service loan device being put into operation and the replacement of library cards. You will, for the very first time, be able to use your own chip card instead of a card issued by the library, and will no longer be required to own another card that you have to carry around with you. It goes without saying that you will still be able to have an LCAS chip card issued to you as a library card.
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