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Slavonic Library

Phone: Hall - +420-221 663 356, Director - +420-221 663 354
PhDr. Lukáš Babka - CV
E-mail:, Director -
Address: National Library of the Czech Republic
Slavonic Library
Klementinum 190
CZ 110 00 PRAGUE 1
Director: PhDr. Lukáš Babka
Deputy: Bc. Magda Králová
Department - Head: 1. Acquisition Department - Mgr. Marija Vlašić Ph.D. (ext. 381)
2. Bibliography and Cataloguing Department - Mgr. Jitka Prchalová (ext. 655)
3. Library Services Department - Bc. Magda Králová (ext. 362)
Slavonic Library

It is a unit on the level of a division, managed by a director.

The Slavonic Library (SL) is a specialized public research library for the field of Slavonic studies. It systematically acquires, catalogues, manages, preserves and provides access to a collection of world literature in Slavonic studies. In accordance with the NL Rules and Regulations, it provides public library and information services to its users. It prepares and edits professional bibliographies, special registers of literature and publications related to the field in question. In order to promote its collections and services, the SL takes part in organizing exhibitions of the NL and it organizes training courses. Based on the decision of the International Committee of Slavists, it functions as a centre for evidence and cataloguing materials related to the International Congresses of Slavists. It collaborates with libraries, institutions, and professional establishments in the Czech Republic and abroad as well, and is responsible for the NL participation in joint projects and for complying with particular agreements in the sphere of Slavonic studies. Within the scope of its professional competence it provides coordination, methodological, advisory and consultancy services; authorized to do so within the scope of their competence are also the individual subordinate departments. It participates in research and development work


Acquisition Department

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by the head. It acquires literature of the field in question by means of purchase, gifts or exchange. It compiles a list of accessions and their catalogue. It is responsible for acquisition and cataloguing of periodicals related to Slavonic studies. It arranges for binding the publications. It catalogues and manages the exchange collections and reserve collections.


Bibliography and Cataloguing Department

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by the head. It is charged with descriptive and subject cataloguing of accessions as well as special and historical SL collections. It administers the SL card and electronic catalogues. It is responsible for technologicall library and information work.

Services Department

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by the head.

It provides users with loan, bibliographic and information services. It manages the SL collections and special collections. It is responsible for the operation of the reading and lending rooms, it manages reference libraries, and does revisions of the collections. It provides photoduplication service and sells the SL publications. It makes thematical searches.

Lukáš Babka

Professional Activities