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.



Due to an instance of COVID-19 in Jenštejn external depository, all books located there are currently unavailable.
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Opening hours

Notice: Exceptional closure of the library 23 September 2020

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 the library will be closing at 1.00 p.m. for operational reasons. During the closure the loaned documents can be returned into book returns box located to the right under the stairs beyond the entry door to the LCAS (accessible to 8 p.m.) or into book returns box located next to the entry to the pharmacy at the address Vodičkova 792/40, Prague 1 (accessible uninterruptedly).
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New items: July–August 2020

Find out which books we added to our library collection during the summer holidays. We picked out ten of the new additions and you can borrow them imediately or check out their digitized version in the Digital Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Read more »

Opening of the library on Monday, August 31, in restricted mode

Beginning on Monday, August 31, 2020, the library will be open with certain restrictions.
Opening hours are adjusted until further notice:
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (including individual study rooms).
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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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