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.




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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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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The “on-line access for 1 CZK” event ends

Today, April 27 at 9 a.m., we are opening a study room in a restricted mode for making loans of printed documents. The special offer “on-line access for 1 CZK” will be no longer available. For remote access to electronic information sources, you can still register for a fee according to the price list, i.e. for 150 CZK.
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Restoration of the loan services from Monday, April 27

From Monday, April 27, users will be allowed to make off-site loans of documents ordered in advance. The opening hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The study room (including the computer study room, catalogues, individual study rooms and the research room) remains closed.

Books and journals intended for on-site loan only will be available to you for a maximum of 30 minutes. During this time, you can copy, scan or take a photo of the materials. Documents available for off-site loans can be borrowed within a few minutes using the selfcheck; you need to have an off-site membership if you want to take the books home.

For the health and safety of all, it is required to wear a face mask and gloves and use the hand disinfection before entering the library. Disinfection and disposable gloves will be available in front of the door to the improvised loan desk. Stay in the library will be allowed for a maximum of 4 people keeping a distance of at least 2 meters and it’s limited only to the time necessary to make the loan.
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