News archive

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 »

SUMMER LIBRARY CLOSURE

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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Current information about operation of the library

All library services have been restored, but operation is partially limited until further notice. Please follow the conditions for using the study room and other library services below. Opening hours are adjusted until further notice: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (including … Read more »

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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Beginning on Monday 1. 6. 2020 the study room is being opened with certain restrictions

Beginning on Monday 1. 6. 2020 the study room is once again opened to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. 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 room are again available for reservation and can be used during opening hours. Rare books can be studied under supervision from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday to Friday.

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. Disinfectant and gloves are provided near the entrance and next to the loans desk and self-checkout.
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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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Closure of the library from Monday, March 16, until further notice

Due to the declaration of the state of emergency by the Czech Government, the library will be closed from Monday, March 16, until further notice.

Only remote access to electronic information resources remains available for users: https://www.lib.cas.cz/en/eir/. It will be possible to make new online registrations to membership for remote access (or to extend an expired membership).

Charges for the late return of off-site loans incurred from Friday, March 13, will be waived.

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Partial restoration of loan services

The building of ASCR remains closed to the public, however there will be an exception from Monday, March 9. 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 – the users will receive an e-mail notification. The order status can be also monitored in the user account.
Opening hours will be limited from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m., the book return box will be available until 20 p.m. as usual. Other on-site services remain unavailable. Read more »

New items – February 2020

New items overview for the February – 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 »

New items – January 2020

Check out the overview of books which we added to our collection in January 2020.
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. Read more »

Notice: Exceptional closure of the library 6 February 2020

On Thursday 6 February 2020 the library will be closed from 3.30 p.m. for operational reasons.
During the closure the loans can be returned into book return box in the lobby. Read more »

New items – December 2019

What December news can you find in our collection? 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 Computer Study via the Digital Library of the LCAS. Read more »

New items – November 2019

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.
Read more »

Christmas holidays – opening hours change

Dear users,
the library will be closed from 21 December 2019 to 1 January 2020.
From Thursday 2 January 2020 the library will operate as usual.
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Notice: Exceptional closure of the library on Thursday 19 December

Dear users,
on Thursday 19 December 2019 the library will be closing at 1 pm for operational reasons.
During the closure the loans can be returned into book return box in the lobby.
We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
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Notice: Exceptional closure of the library on Monday 11 November 2019

On Monday 11 November 2019 the library will be closed for operational reasons.
During the closure the loans can be returned into book return box in the lobby.
We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
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New items – October 2019

What new to read and borrow at our library? As every month, we prepared for you an overview of new books 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 »

New items – September 2019

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 »

Notice: Exceptional closure of the library on Thursday 19. 9. 2019 (1 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

On Thursday 19 September 2019 the library will be closed from 1 p.m. for operational reasons.
During the closure the loans can be returned into book return box in the lobby.
We are sorry for inconveniences and thank you for your understanding.
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Study room reopened

Beginning Monday September 9th the study room will return to regular service (Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.). During the summer closure of the library, 28 new study spots were added in the rear end of the building. These spots are equips with electrical sockets and desk lamps as per usual. The location of library collection is also changed. Both book and periodical collections are now located together on the left side of the study room. The Pragensiae collection was distributed between individual subjects.
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New items: June–August 2019

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 »

Summer library closure 2019

The library will be closed exceptionally long this year – from 29 June until 8 September.
The study at Národní will be completely closed, other workplaces and services will operate with limitations.
We have prepared an overview of changes in specific services.
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On 19 June 2019 library closes at 12 p.m.

On Wednesday 19 June 2019 the library will be closed exceptionally from 12 p.m.
The book return box will be available as usual (until 8 p.m.).
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New items – May 2019

Check out the news that came into our library collection in May.
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.
Read more »

Notice: Exceptional closure of the library 13. 5.

On Monday 13 May 2019 the library will be closed from 4.45 p.m. for operational reasons.
During the closure the loans can be returned into book return box in the lobby.
We are sorry for inconveniences and thank you for your understanding.
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New items – April 2019

Check out the overview of books which we added to our collection in April.
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 »

Book Tips: The book donation of the Indian Embassy

In March 2019, we received a book donation from the Indian Embassy. Ceremonial handover of approximately a hundred books was attended by Her Excellence Narinder Chauhan, representatives of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the library. From the generous donation we have selected and in the study displayed 16 books that will introduce you to Indian history, culture, art, politics and even cuisine.
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New items – March 2019

What new to read and borrow at our library? As every month, we prepared for you an overview of new books 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 »

Opening hours

Notice: on Wednesday 8 May 2019 the library will be closed. The book return box will not be available as well due to the closure of entire building.
On other days the library will be operating as usual
(Mon–Tue, Thu–Fri, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.).
Read more »

New items – February 2019

What February news can you find in our collection? 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 Computer Study via the Digital Library of the LCAS.
Read more »

New items – January 2019

New items overview for the January – 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 »

Notice: Exceptional library closure on Friday 5 April (9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.)

On Friday 5 April 2019 the library will be closed from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for operational reasons.
During the closure the loans can be returned into book return box in the lobby.
From 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. the library will be open as usual.
We are sorry for inconveniences and thank you for your understanding.

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An online Encyclopedia of book in Czech Middle ages and Early modern period

Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences and National Library of the Czech Republic published an Encyclopedia that covers the period from the beginnings of the Czech book culture in the Middle Ages to the disappearance of the hand press book at the beginning of the 19th century. It contains both explanatory entries for both individual book history phenomena and development. It is based on 2400 entries from an encyclopedia focused on a printed book (Petr Voit, Book Encyclopedia: older printing press and related fields between the 15th and the beginning of the 19th century, Prague 2006).
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New items – December 2018

The latest new books of the year 2018!
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 »

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 knav.cz/library-regulations. 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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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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New items – October 2018

What new to read and borrow at our library? As every month, we prepared for you an overview of new books 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 CAS.
Read more »

New items – September 2018

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.
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Notice: Exceptional closure of the library 31. 10.

On Wednesday 31 October 2018 the library will be CLOSED exceptionally from 4 p.m.
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Special offer – order a book digitization from historical collection with a discount

Library of CAS is also celebrating the 100st Anniversary of foundation of the Czechoslovakia state and the end of the World War I. On this special occasion you can order a book digitization from our historical collection from 1st October to 11th November for special price.

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New items – July / August 2018

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 Czech Academy of Sciences.
Read more »

Summer opening hours and library closure

From 28 July to 9 September 2018 the loan services won’t be available and the main study will be closed.
On other days the study will be operating as usual
(Mo-Fri, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.).
Read more »

New items – June 2018

What June news can you find in our collection? 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 Computer Study via the Digital Library of the LCAS.
Read more »

New items – May 2018

Check out the overview of books which we added to our collection in May.
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 »

New items – April 2018

Check out the news that came into our library collection in April.
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 the CAS via reserved computers in the library area.
Read more »

New items – March 2018

With the beginning of the new month we bring you again the view into the newest books in our collection.
You can choose from the complete list or from the top ten, which we picked out for you as the most interesting books. You can borrow the chosen ones this very day! If someone will be faster, you may reserve these books online or look over its digitized form in the study.
Read more »

New items – February 2018

What February news can you find in our collection? 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 Computer Study via the Digital Library of the LCAS.
Read more »

Easter opening hours

The library will be closed from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April included.
The book return box will not be available as well due to the closure of entire building.
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New items – January 2018

New items overview for the January – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.

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Electronic information resources – news in 2018

For this year, we’ve come up with several news in electronic information resources. Within the next few days, remote access will also be enabled for all sources.
EBSCO – More content available with a wider “Ultimate” version
JSTOR – 11 new collections available now
Emerald – ALL Emerald magazines available due to transtition to the “Premier” version
Cambridge Journals online – Access to the complete magazine production of Cambridge University Press
Oxford Journals Online – Access to the complete magazine production of Oxford University Press

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New items – December 2017

The latest new books of the year 2017!
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 »

CHRISTMAS 2017 – Information about opening hours

The library will be closed from 23 December to 1 January 2018.
For operational reasons, the library is also exceptionally closed on Thursday 21 December from 1 p.m. and on Fridy 22 December from 4 p.m.
The regular library operation will start again on 2 January 2018. Read more »

New items – November 2017

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 the CAS via reserved computers in the library area.

Read more »

Own place in study

Do you dream of your own place in our library?
The kind of place you can have all to yourself where you can leave the things you would otherwise have to carry around with you all the time?
Then lease one of our individual studies:
– a lockable space with a single study position designed for short-term lease
– the use of the study for the duration of library opening hours
– a lease for one, five or twenty opening days

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New items – October 2017

New items overview for the October – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.
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Trial access to eBooks from the series “A very short introduction” and “Oxford Handbooks online”

Until 08. 11. 2017 you can use the trial access to the full-text databases “A very short introduction” and “Oxford Handbooks online” from the Oxford University Press. “A very short introduction” series is the best way to to get ahead in a new subject quickly. “Oxford Handbooks Online Collection” contains handbooks for selected subjects. Within the trial books on these topics are available: Classical Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Business and Management, Religion
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New items – September 2017

What September news can you find in our collection? 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 Computer Study via the Digital Library of the LCAS.

Read more »

New items – July/August 2017

New items overview for the July and August – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.
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Own place in study

Do you dream of your own place in our library? The kind of place you can have all to yourself where you can leave the things you would otherwise have to carry around with you all the time? Lease one … Read more »

The new Director of the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences has taken up her post

Ing. Magdaléna Vecková has been appointed to the position of Director of the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences for the period 2017–2022 with effect as of 1 August 2017.
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Summer opening hours and library closure

From 5 to 9 July and 29 July to 10 September 2017 the loan services won’t be available and the main study will be closed. On other days the study will be operating as usual
(Mo-Fri, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.). Read more »

New items – June 2017

With the beginning of the new month we bring you again the view into the newest books in our collection.
You can choose from the complete list or from the top ten, which we picked out for you as the most interesting books. You can borrow the chosen ones this very day! If someone will be faster, you may reserve these books online or look over its digitized form in the study. The selections of new items from July and August will be prepared again in the September.
We wish you a beautiful summer, preferably with a book as the best companion :-)
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New items – May 2017

New items overview for the May – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.
Read more »

Exceptional closure of the library

The library will be closed on Tuesday 20th June 2017 from 12 p.m. for operational reasons. Book return box will be available as usual (until 8 p.m.). Read more »

The closure of the library – 24. 5. 2017 from 1 p.m.

Dear users,
on Wednesday 24th May 2017 from 1 p.m. till the end of opening hours in 7 p.m. the library will be closed for operational reasons. Loans can be returned into the book return box in the lobby (as usual until 8 p.m.)
Thank you for your understanding.
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New items – April 2017

What April news can you find in our collection? 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 Computer Study via the Digital Library of the ASCR. Read more »

Library closed on 1 and 8 May 2017

Dear users, we would like to remind you that on the Monday public holidays on 1 and 8 May 2017 the library and the entire building of the Czech Academy of Sciences will be closed. Book return box also won’t be available at a given time.
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Special Spring EOD Offer

Order an EOD ebook during two weeks from 15 to 28 May from the collection of more than 1,4 mil. documents from LASCR and other 10 European libraries.
You‘ll get 50 % discount for any other order from the same library.
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New items – March 2017

New items overview for the February – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.
Read more »

Easter opening hours

Library and the building of the ASCR will be closed from Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April.
Book return box also won’t be available at given time. Read more »

Bookbinding departement closed

From 27 to 31 March 2017 the bookbinding departement will be closed. Reprographic centre will operate as usual.
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New items – February 2017

New items overview for the February – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.
Read more »

New items – January 2017

New items overview for the January – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.
Read more »

New items – December 2016

New items overview for the December – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.
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Library Press Display recently as PressReader

From January 2017 the Library PressDisplay database will be available on a new platform PressReader. PressReader introduces new user interface, content and availability remain the same.
PressReader is a database containing full texts of more than 6,150 newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries around the world, including the Czech Republic. Older editions are available, generally for a period of three months, in addition to current editions.

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New from 1. 1. 2017 – loaning books from the freely accessible library holdings

We would draw the attention of users to the introduction of a new option for loaning documents – this new development is the possibility of loaning selected titles from the freely accessible library holdings marked with shelf marks I 01–I 25 and taking them off the study premises. Read more »

New items – November 2016

New items overview for the November 2016 – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.
Read more »

The closure of the library – 19. 12. 2016

On Monday 19th December 2016 from 1 p.m. library will be closed for operational reasons. Loans can be returned into the book return box in the lobby (as usual until 8 p.m.) Read more »

Christmas Holiday – information about the opening hours at the end of the year 2016

The library will be closed from 23 December from 3 p.m. to 30 December 2016.
The book return box will be available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on working days (23 and 27 to 30 December). The regular library operation will start again on Monday 2 January 2017. Read more »

New items – October 2016

New items overview for the October 2016 – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.
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New items – September 2016

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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.
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The closure of the library – 12. 10. 2016

The library will be closed on Wednesday 6th October from 1 p.m. for operational reasons. Loans can be returned into the book return box in the lobby (as usual until 8 p.m.) Read more »

The closure of the library – 6. 10. 2016

The library will be closed on Thursday 6th October from 5 p.m. for operational reasons. Loans can be returned into the book return box in the lobby (as usual until 8 p.m.) Read more »

New items – August 2016

New items overview for the August – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.

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Summer opening hours

The library will be closed 25 July–12 August 2016. Apart from these days the library will operate as usual (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m to 7 p.m.) During the closure of the library, loans can be returned into the book return box in the lobby (Monday–Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
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New items – July 2016

New items overview for the July – it’s possible to view the whole list at once or have it sorted out by fields of knowledge. Read more »

New items – June 2016

New items overview for the June – 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 the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.

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New items – May 2016

New items overview for the May 2016 – it’s possible to view the whole list at once, a selection of ten interesting new arrivals or have it sorted out by fields of knowledge. Read more »

News in the library collection – imagebank Britannica ImageQuest

In the Library of the ASCR you can now access to imagebank Britannica Image Quest, containing more than 3 million photos and images. Database Image Quest is available both in the library and remotely. Read more »

Trial access to the Royal Society Publishing – The Excellence in Science Collection

Until August 7th you can use a trial access to journals from The Excellence in Science Collection published by the Royal Society Publishing. Journals are focused on math, animate and inanimate nature science and technology, including astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geosciences, environmental sciences, materials sciences, biomedical sciences and history. Read more »

Book digitization discount

To celebrate the 700th anniversary of Bohemian King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV’s birthday, we offer you digitization of any book published between the years 1500–1900 only for 10 EUR.
The discount is valid until June 14th 2016.
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New items – April 2016

New items overview for the April – 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 ASCR digital library. You can leaf through them there and possibly print out parts of them.

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Gale Artemis trial

Until May 31, 2016 you can use a trial access to the Gale Artemis Primary Sources database, that contains 8 primary sources focused on humanities. Within the trial you can also try the NewsVault database that contains over 10 million digitized facsimile pages of Gale historical newspapers.
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Electronic journals Sage Urban Studies & Planning

In the Library of ASCR you can now access Sage Urban Studies & Planning database, focusing on the areas of urban studies, geography, economics and tourism. This collection contains more than 28,000 articles from 28 peer-reviewed journals with coverage from 1999 to the present. Access to the database is possible either directly from the library or via remote access from anywhere.
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Trial access to image database Britannica ImageQuest

Imagebank Britannica ImageQuest offers over 3 million high-resolution images for educational and non-commercial usage. Images are supplemented with description and can be downloaded, printed, sent by email or cited.
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All the best in the year 2016 – we are open again!

Dear users,
we would like to remind you that our services are available as usual from Monday 4th January 2016 (Mo–Fri, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.).
We wish you great achievements, health and happiness.
Your library
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The closure of the library

The library will be closed on Monday 21th December from 3 p.m. for operational reasons. Book return box will be available as usual (until 8 p.m.). Read more »

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY – Information about the opening hours at the end of the year

The library will be closed from 24th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016. The book return box will be available during workdays (28th to 31st December) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The regular library operation will start again on Monday 4th January 2016.

The last opening day of the Reprography and Bookbinding Centre will be on Friday 18th December 2015, until 2 p.m. The regular operation will start again on Monday 4th January 2016 at 7 a.m.

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The closure of the library

For operational reasons the library will be closed from 13.00 on Wednesday 14 October 2015. Loans can be returned to the book return box in the lobby (up to 20.00). Read more »

Changes in how library services are provided

Dear users, in connection with the changes in the provision of some services, the new version of the Library Regulations of the Library of AS CR, v. v. i., becomes effective on 1st September 2015.
What’s new:
– Speedier processing of requests
– Off-site loan period extended automatically
– Pay fees online
– Membership for remote access extended online
– Wireless Internet connection available for visitors
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Information about summer opening hours at the library

Dear Users, We would like to let you know about the closure of the library to take place 3–28 August 2015. The library and all services it offers will be operating as normal at other times (9 a.m.–7 p.m., Monday–Friday).
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Prague Museum Night Invitation

For the first time the Library of the Academy of Sciences will be part of Prague Museum Night as its 48th participating institution. During the evening, the spectacular central hall will be resounded with Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony no. 8 G dur performed by Academy Orchestra. Concert begins at 8 p.m. and once again at 9:30 p.m. Everyone is invited!

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The closure of the library on Tuesday, 16. 6. 2015 (from 12.00)

For operational reasons the library will be closed from 12.00 on Tuesday 16 June 2015. Loans can be returned to the book return box in the lobby up to 20.00. Thank you for your understanding. Read more »

Trial acces to the all electronic journals and e-books from Emerald Publishing

From April 1st to May 7th have users of the Library of the CAS and all CAS´ institutes accessible all electronic journals and ebooks from EmeraldPublishing. Read more »

Special spring campaign of digitalization on demand

From 16th to 29th March we are offering special spring price of E-books on Demand service. Digitalization of book up to 200 pages will cost you only 249 CZK including tax. Read more »

Extension of the exhibitions

Because of great interest in the exhibition of Library of the Academy of Sciences historical collection „Art of wandering in air or Balloons“ (texts are both in Czech and English) it will be extended until 31 March, along with photo-exhibition „With head in the clouds”. Photo-exhibition “Idiot in the library” will be long-term accessed in the relaxing room. You can check exhibitions over free of charge during working days from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Special Christmas offer for 1 million books

From 1 to 10 December 2014 about 1 million EOD eBooks up to 400 pages are offered for 10 euros! 13 libraries across Europe (including the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences) have made a special Christmas offer regarding digitisation orders from these collections. Read more »

Information about restrictions of the operation of the study room

Dear Library Users, Use of the study will be partly or completely restricted at the following times in view of the holding of the Science and Technology Week at the Academy of Sciences Library. Thank you for understanding. Read more »

Book return box

Loaned documents can be returned into the book return box (Monday–Friday, 6 a.m. to 20 p.m.), which is placed in the lobby in front of the entry of the library. Read more »

The closure of the library

Dear Library Users, for operational reasons the library will be closed from 12.00 p.m. on Monday 23 June 2014. Thank you for understanding. Read more »

Taylor & Francis journal collection trial access

Until 9. 4. 2014 you can use a trial access to a multidiscipline collection of electronic journals by the publishing house Taylor & Francis – from anywhere within the Academy of Sciences. Read more »

Edition 1/2014 of the electronic bulletin Information has just been issued!

An interview, specialist articles, reports on foreign travels and a famous personality from the history of science and technology Read more »

Extension of the exhibitions “Egypt in Literature Before the Middle of the 19th Century” and “An Explosion at the Library”

These exhibitions, which you may now visit free in the Study of the Czech Academy of Sciences Library until 31 March 2014 (9 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday to Friday), are now being extended due to the great level of interest they have attracted. Read more »

Exceptional closure for operational reasons

Dear users, on Wednesday, 18. 12. 2013 The Academy of Sciences Library will be closed from 3 PM for operational reasons. Thank you for your understanding.

Information about opening hours

Dear users, the library will be closed from 23. 12. 2013 to 31. 12. 2013 due to reasons of operation. Thank you for undestanding. Read more »

Help us build a library that fits your need!

Časopis Informace – právě vydáno č. 2/2012

V novém čísle časopisu Informace najdete rozhovor s ředitelem KNAV Ing. Martinem Lhotákem, odborné články mapující zavedení modulu akvizice v ALEPHu, elektronické knihy v nabídce Knihovny AV ČR, MetaLib, SFX a discovery systémy. Číslo je doplněno příspěvky o již proběhlých konferencích a seminářích a zcela nově je zavedena rubrika Osobnosti z dějin věd a techniky, jejímž prvním tématem je český technik, průmyslník a vynálezce František Křižík. Read more »

Electronic books in Academy of Sciences Library

Remote access to electronic sources of information

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