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.



Current information on the operation of the library »


Partial restoration of loan services

From Monday, November 23, 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 – users will receive an e-mail notification. The order status can be also monitored in the user account. Documents can be ordered from Thursday, November 19.

Opening hours will be limited from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other on-site services remain unavailable.

Loaned documents can be returned only into the book return box Vodičkova (accessible nonstop) or into the book return box located behind the entrance door to the building (accessible Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
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Extension of the loan period

Due to the extension of the state of emergency and ongoing library closure, we are extending the loan period. Loan period of current loans (which have not expired) was extended by 20 days from the current expiration date. These days … Read more »

Closure of the library from Thursday, 22 October 2020, until further notice

Due to the emergency measures issued by the Czech Government, the library will be closed from Thursday, October 22, 2020, until further notice.
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.
Loan period of current loans that expires on October 22 or later will be extended by 14 days from the current expiration date.
The loans can be returned into book return box located next to the entry to the pharmacy at the address Vodičkova 792/40, Prague 1. Read more »

New items: September 2020

New items overview for the September – 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 »

Current information on the operation of the library

Opening hours are adjusted until further notice: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (including individual study rooms).
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.
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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 »

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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