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.

 

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News

New items: December 2020

The latest new books of the year 2020!
Check out the overview of books which we added to our collection in December. 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.
Didn’t you find a book you are waiting for? Tell us via our online form. Read more »

15.12.2020


Opening hours

Closure of the study room and transition to self-service loans from Friday, December 18

Due to government regulations, the study room will be closed from Friday, December 18. 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.
There can be present only 1 person at a time in the library. Please maintain a social distance of 2 meters (6 feet) while waiting for the entry.
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.) Read more »

7.12.2020


Opening hours

Christmas holidays – opening hours change

The library will be closed from 23 December 2020 to 3 January 2021.
Unless the government measures change, the library will be open from Monday, 4 January 2021, under the same conditions as now.
The book return box located in the library building will be available on working days (23 and 28 – 31 December) from 6 a. m. to 8 p. m., return box Vodičkova is accessible nonstop. Returned documents will be removed from the user account on 4 January 2021. Read more »

1.12.2020


Opening hours

Beginning on Thursday, December 3, 2020, the study room will be reopened with certain restrictions

Beginning on Thursday, December 3, 2020, the study room will be open to the public. The number of seats is limited to 73 in the study room and 7 in the computer study in order to keep social distance. Individual study rooms can be used during opening hours.
Opening hours are limited to Monday–Friday, 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Rare books can be studied under supervision from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday to Friday.
Library users and visitors are required to wear a face mask, keep a distance of 2 metres and disinfect their hands before entering the study room or cloackroom. Disinfectant and gloves are provided near the entrance and next to the loan desk and self-service loan device.
Inter-library services and Reprography and bookbinding centre operate without restrictions. Read more »

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.)
Read more »

3.11.2020


Services

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 »

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