Libraries and Study Rooms


Libraries at Charles University provide students not only with academic literature and e-resources but also a quiet place to study. Most of them are equipped with modern facilities, computers, and printers, some even providing loans of electronic devices (e-ink readers, laptops, etc.). The structure of our libraries then corresponds with the university's spirit of plurality and independence of its individual faculties. Therefore, besides the main libraries of the faculties, there are plenty of smaller libraries divided among our institutes and departments. These focus primarily on the subject-specific literature from a given field of study. As a student, you can visit any library or study room regardless of which faculty you study at.

List of Charles University Libraries

Faculty / Department

Library website

First Faculty of Medicine

Institute of Scientific Information

Second Faculty of Medicine

Institute of Scientific Information

Third Faculty of Medicine

Centre of Scientific Information

Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education

Jan Kmenta CERGE-EI Library

Environment Center

Environment Center

Center for Theoretical Study

CTS Library

Protestant Theological Faculty

Library of the Protestant Theological Faculty

Faculty of Humanities

Library of the Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Social Sciences

Scientific Information Centre

Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

Central Library of Physical Education

Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové

Centre of Bibliographic and Scientific Information

Faculty of Arts

Library of the Faculty of Arts

Hussite Theological Faculty

Library of the Hussite Theological Faculty

Catholic Theological Faculty

Library of the Catholic Theological Faculty 

Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové

Medical Library of FMHK

Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen

Center of Scientific Information

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Library of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Faculty of Education

Central Library of the Faculty of Education

Faculty of Law

Library of the Faculty of Law

Faculty of Science

Libraries of Faculty of Science


– Library of Biology

– Library of Chemistry

– Library of Geography

– Library of Geology

– Library of the Institute for Environmental Studies

Institute of the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University

Library

Central Library of Charles University 

Charles University Archive and Depository 


For instance, our Faculty of Arts possesses two dozen libraries and collections across five buildings. The largest of them is the Jan Palach Library located in the historic building on the square of the same name. Then, just one tram stop away on the Vltava embankment is a neo-classical building housing our library of the Faculty of Law.


Study rooms located within the city centre include e.g. Celetná study room, study rooms at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in Karlov, and Malá strana, and our Kampus Hybernská, which also offers coworking spaces in its Student House (Building B). Information about other study rooms can be found on the websites of individual faculties.

Prague libraries outside the university


Municipal Library of Prague

The Prague municipal library has a wide network of branches spread throughout the city. For the price of two coffees, you can become a library member and gain access to millions of online and physical titles. All of the branches are equipped with public wifi. Several of the larger branches, such as the Central Library or the Smíchov branch, offer plenty of space for your study endeavours.



 

National Technical Library

The National Technical Library is one of the most popular libraries among university students of all Prague universities. The library is located in Dejvice and is housed in a modern architectural building that has won numerous international awards. Apart from the fact that the spacious library offers a quiet study atmosphere, one of its biggest advantages is its 24/7 opening hours. To enter the library you need to get a one-day access card at the concierge desk or register as a library visitor (more information on the library website).


National Library - Klementinum

The Prague municipal library has a wide network of branches spread throughout the city. For the price of two coffees, you can become a library member and gain access to millions of online and physical titles. All of the branches are equipped with public wifi. Several of the larger branches, such as the Central Library or the Smíchov branch, offer plenty of space for your study endeavours.


 

Bakala Foundation Student Hub

The The Bakala Foundation Student Hub , which is located on the Lesser Side at Tržiště 13 Street, is open to all university and secondary school students. The study room is open from 10 am to 7 pm. Entrance is free, just pay a refundable deposit of 150 CZK for an entrance card. In addition to high-speed wi-fi, students can enjoy a calm study environment with airconditioning, and good coffee and tea.




Other options

In case you are not a “library-type” or you simply need a sufficient supply of coffee to be able to study, there is no need to worry. Prague offers countless options of coworking space and student-friendly cafés! If you are feeling overwhelmed by the wide selection, take the opportunity and ask your Czech peers what their favourite place is. You may also seek some tips from the ex-pat community.


Other university cities

Both Plzeň and Hradec Králové are not only the administrative and cultural centres of their regions but also student cities where several universities are located.

Plzeň

Besides the faculty library, students in Plzeň may take advantage of the Study and Research Library of the Pilsen Region  which resides in the building of the former Dominican monastery in the city centre. For an overview of other libraries in the city see the website of the Pilsen City Hall.




 

Hradec Králové

The library of the Faculty of Medicine in Hradec králové is located in the building Na Hradě in Dlouhá Street near the Old Town square. In addition, another study room of the faculty is located at the Educational Center at the University Hospital. Similarly to Plzeň, Hradec Králové has its own Study and Research Library funded by the region, which offers the possibility to use study boxes for its registered users. The library is housed in a modern building on the embankment of the Orlice River in the vicinity of both faculties.






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