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General Reading Room

Based on the measures against dissemination of disease Covid-19, adopted by the Government of the CR on Oct 21, 2020, the National Library of the CR is closed to the public from Thursday, 22 October, 2020 until further notice.
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LOCATION The General Reading Room, a summer refectory of the former Jesuit Collegium Clementinum, is situated on the ground floor. You will find it next to the entrance, through a baroque portal and anteroom, through the door on the right side.
TELEPHONE 221 663 242
221 663 111 (operator)
E-MAIL vseobecna@nkp.cz

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri:  9.00 - 22.00
Sat: 9.00-19.00

 

July - August:
Mon, Wed, Fri 9.00-14.00

Tue, Thu 9.00-19.00)


Anybody with a valid National Library card, or an admission ticket, may use the General Reading Room.


General Reading Room Regulations


  • a library of approx. 13 000 volumes of reference literature in major subject areas - numerous encyclopedias and language dictionaries, both general and specialized; legislative and jurisprudential literature
    • volumes are categorized in Classified Arrangement of the General Reading Room
    • you will find shelf marks of the Reading Room collection in OPAC (for example  BMO II A 002)
      -items  with a note  „open shelves“ – you may pick yourselves
      -for items with notes „at the desk“and „adjacent repository“ please ask the librarian
  • Digital library Kramerius (available on 1 work station)
  • Licensed online databases (available through Wi-Fi)
  • a selection of  Czech newspapers
  • a selection of  Czech periodicals



  • delivery of printed materials from NL collections for in-house use (from the year of publication 1801), there is a limit of maximum 10 items  ; reservation of materials for  up to 7 days only
  • use of materials from the Reading Room reference collection
  • referral and consulting services
  • photoduplication orders (Pricelist)
  • Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • 205 study places, including 4 places for disabled users

  • Librarian in charge: Eva Němcová

    Zdeněk Matušík

Oct 22, 2020
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