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Music Department Reading Room

ATTENTION! On Thursday, May 23rd, the Music Department Reading Room will be closed.


The Music Reading Room is situated on the 1st floor of the Klementinum building. For access take the main

staircase, door no. 133




TELEPHONE +420-221 663 255
+420-221 663 254
+420-221 663 438 (Reading Room)
+420-221 663 129 (Head)
  • more then 5000 music manuscripts - period copies as well as autographs, mainly from the 18th, 19th and 20th century
  • about 110 000 vols. of printed music from the 18th century to the present
  • more than 400 letters of famous composers and musicians
  • so called Mozart Memorial which was established in the library in 1837 and became the first Mozarteum in the world. It contains a valuable collection of historically significant copies and first editions of Mozart's works
  • large collection of Czech and foreign language musicological literature, journals and other materials (ca 9300 v.)
  • about the Holdings of the Music Department
  • the Department provides information on all aspects of music and musicology
  • the non-circulating collection of primary musical sources, secondary literature and reference tools may be studied in the reading room
  • photocopying is available upon request
  • access to specialised music and musicological databases


Librarian in charge: Mgr. Ludmila Šmídová, Ph.D.

Ludmila Šmídová