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Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs

The Institute dates back to the beginning of the century, when the first research body for labour and social affairs, the Czechoslovak Social Institute, was founded (1919). Rilsa research work today comes out of that tradition, and is inspired by the work...


Municipal Library

Municipal library on the Marianské Square was built in 1925-1928 according to the design of the architect František Roith, the pupil of professor of the Viennese Academy, Otto Wagner. The building was intended to serve as a cultural institution with...


Museum of Czech Literature

The Museum of Czech Literature, or Pnp as it is called for short in Czech, is a specialized museum of the Czech Republic with the function to create and maintain collections, to engage in scientific, cultural, educational, and methodic activities. The Pnp...


Strahov Library

The Strahov library book collections contain approximately 200,000 volumes, estimated to hold 260,000 works. The books are stored in the two halls and in adjacent depositories. Many of the works are old prints printed between 1501 and 1800. The library's...


Libri Prohibiti - Library of Samizat and Exile Literature

The library contains Czech and Slovak samizdat literature from the years 1960 to 1989, including periodicals; Czech and Slovak exile literature from 1948 through 1998, including periodicals; Polish samizdat literature from 1979 to 1989, including magazines;...


Central Catholic Library

The library was founded by Cardinal František Tomášek soon after his return from the Iind Vatican Council. The library was originally established as the Library of the liturgic Post-council renewal, but it begun to extend. The conception, structure and...


Mkc Library

The Mkc´s library gathers contemporary writing, audiovisual materials and periodicals from the Czech Republic as well as abroad on several well-defined thematic groups, for example: a) Anthropology, Ethnology, Ethnography; b) the Czech Republic (Minorities...


K. E. Macan Library and Printing House for the Blind

The beginning of the establishment of libraries and printing offices for the blind in the territory of the Czech Republic is connected with existence of the Institutes for the Blind. At the end of the 1870´s, braille was introduced into this territory...


Naprstek Library

Former Naprstek's library enlarged after his coming back from America in 1858 and opened to the broader public, especially to the members of the American Club Of Czech Ladies. In the reading room still existing up to the present with the original...


National Gallery Archives

The National Gallery in Prague houses not only extensive collections of art, but also archives containing many important written art history sources. The archives were first systematically gathered and administered at the Picture Gallery of the Society of...


State Central Archives in Prague

Our websites are available for all interested in history and in the special field of archives. You can learn a lot about historical sources, appraisal of documents, also about our publications and so on


Library of Agnes

Library and Archives for Ngos. Library provides over 500 publications and other materials focused on the Ngo sector to people from Ngos and the wide public. Archive of graduation works of education courses students is a part of the library. Many of these...


National Medical Library

Narodni lekarska knihovna (National Medical Library - Nml) is the principal information and library centre in the field of medical sciences and public health in the Czech Republic. It is a public, non-profit, non-commercial organization. Administrator:...


Fcca Library

Rich collection of books, catalogues, journals, videos and Cd-roms on contemporary art is open to the general public. The library includes both domestic and international publication, access to the Internet and use of audio-visual equipment. The part of...


National Library of the Czech Republic

The National Library's collection of books contains around 6 million volumes and it acquires about 80 thousand new books every year. Every year it attends around 1 million of readers most of whom are university or college students, teachers, scientist, and...


Prague City Archives

Ours is one of the oldest archive institutions in the Czech Republic. Its mission is to gather and preserve historical documents of official and non-official nature which provide witness reports about the past of our metropolis from the medieval beginnings...


Prague Christian Library

The purpose of the library is to enable Christians, inquirers and observers to access information relating to Christianity and the Bible. The library contains resources designed to encourage and enable users to investigate the validity of the Christian...


Scientific Medical Library

Funds: 67 579 books, 203 journals (2005). Types of document: monographies. proceedings, dissertations, research and travel reports, journals. Databases: Medline, Embase: Drugs&pharmacology, Core Biomedical Collection (fulltext), Best Evidence, Cochrane...


State Technical Library

The State Technical Library is a scientific and technical library open to the public, located on the premises of Klementinum in the Mariánské námestí in the Old Town in Prague 1. It has the largest collection of Czech and foreign documents relating to...


August Seydler´s Library

August Seydler´s Library is the main library of the Astronomical Insitute of the Charles University(Au UK). It serves mainly for students of astronomy and astrophysics, Ph. D. students, and for lecturers of our Institute. The library disposes of the...


Jmp Library

The basis of the present Jewish Museum in Prague (Jmp) Library is the collection of the former library of the Jewish Community of Prague (Jcp), which dates back to 1857. The library maintained the tradition of the city of Prague as an important centre of...


Library of Protestant Theological Faculty

Library of Ptf Cu includes a collection of literature and other information sources in the field of theology, church history, philosophy and religious studies, in accordance with the aims of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University. Library...


Association of Libraries of Czech Universities

Mission and Goals: to promote, develop and support university libraries in Czech Republic. To advocate university libraries and facilitate their negotiations with information providers in order to improve opportunities for cost-efficient purchase and...


Cja Library

Cja's Library and Reference Library embodies approx. 1,500 books which are gradually catalogued. Its basic fund comprises novels in Japanese - old as well as new Japanese literature, respectivelly translations from foreign languages into Japanese. A...


Library of the National Gallery in Prague

The Ng library has 100 000 publications on fine art - painting, graphics, sculpture, architecture, art history, history and social science. The library includes roughly 700 Czech and foreign periodicals, as well as catalogues of Czech and international...


Parliamentary Library of the Czech Republic

The Parliamentary Library is one of the departments of the Office of the Chamber of Deputies. It serves Members of Parliament and Senators, bodies of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate, employees of the Office of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate and...


Archives of Prague Castle

The Archives of Prague Castle came into being in 1920. The workplace concentrates written material and documentation concerning the Castle, its history, research projects, building activity, repairs and maintenance. The basis consists of historical...


Caslin - Union Catalogue of the Czech Republic

On December 14th 1992 the Mellon Foundation approved a 3-year grant of 1. 1 million $ for realization of the Caslin project. The focus of this project has been to set up basic foundations of nationwide library network. This network is going to provide...


City Gallery Library

A component of the exhibition of Czech art from the City Gallery Prague´s collection in the Golden Ring House is a reading room with a roll book. It is freely available and not just in the framework of visiting the exposition. The library´s visiting times...


Library of the Collection of Asian Art

The specialized library primarily contains books and magazines on topics related to Asian fine art. Office of the director of the collections: 02/ 57 92 04 82. The library does not have fixed hours for researchers. Visits must be per-arranged on the...


Library of the Theatre Institute

The primary goal of the Library of the Theatre Institute is to collect, process, preserve and make available all books and periodicals about Czech theatre, as well as provide a selection of theatre literature from abroad. The information system of the...


Library of the Institute of State and Law

The library contains at present approx. 30,000 volumes from the field of theory of law, philosophy and history of law, constitutional law, administrative law, civil law, commercial law, labour law, penal law, copyright etc. A fund of periodicals consists...


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