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General Reading Room

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

Mo-Fri:  9.00 - 22.00
Sat: 9.00-19.00


The National Library shall be closed from Monday, December 24 until Wednesday, December 26 and from Monday, December 31 until Tuesday, January 1. From Thursday, December 27 to Saturday, December 29, the General Reading Room shall close at 7.00 pm.


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


RULES General Reading Room Regulations


COLLECTION
  • 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

CATALOGUES


SERVICES
  • 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

    In the season of festivities at the end of December 2018 & New Year 2019, the items are held for you for the period of 6 opening days as in other time of year. For your convenience, please find below the schedule of the hold:

 

Day of storage

(delivery, prolongation, storing)

Last day of the hold

15. 12. – Saturday

22. 12. – Saturday

17. 12. – Monday

7.   1. – Monday

18. 12. – Tuesday

8.   1. – Tuesday

19. 12. – Wednesday

9.   1. – Wednesday

20. 12. – Thursday

10.   1. – Thursday

21. 12. – Friday

11.   1. – Friday

22. 12. – Saturday

12.   1. – Saturday

27. 12. – Thursday

28. 12. – Friday

29. 12. – Saturday

2.   1. – Wednesday

3.   1. – Thursday

4.   1. – Friday

5.   1. – Saturday

7.   1. – Monday

13.   1. – Monday