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Hostivař Reading Room

LOCATION National Library of the Czech Republic, Hostivař, Sodomkova 2, Praha 10 – Hostivař




TRANSPORT Direction: Kobylisy, Prosek, Metro Vysočanská – bus nr.183 - get off at the Kablo bus stop
Direction: Metro Skalka – bus nr. 125 – get off at the Myšlínská bus stop
Direction: Metro Háje – bus nr. 125 – get off at the Myšlínská bus stop

Direction: Strašnice, Vršovice, Prague City centre – tram nr. 22, 26 – get off at the Hostivařská tram stop
TELEPHONE 221 663 353 (direct call)
221 663 377 (telephone exchange)
The Reading Room is accessible for registered users with valid library card of the National Library of the CR or the Slavonic Library after prior permission from the Mail Hall or the Slavonic Library or after prior reservation of your visit by telephone.
Hostivař Reading Room
  • reference library, approx. 300 volumes of basic reference literature (language dictionaries, collection of general encyclopedias)
  • check-in loans of library items upon receipt of a regular loan request - more at Access to Archival Documents of the National Library of the Czech Republic Published from 1801 to the Present. The documents included in the National Archival Collections (published from 1801 on) are made accessible, namely: 
    • from the National Archival Collections,
    • from the Archival Collection of the19th century - periodicals,
    • from selected Archival Collections – shelf mark 52, 60 (Vlček´s Library), 71 (Šalda´s Library), 72, 73, Diss D, Diss T, Kand, H + Roman numeral – militaria,
  • check-in loans of library items (kept in the Hostivař Central Depository) after prior arrangement with the particular collection administrator:
    • from the Universal Library Holdings,
    • from the Slavonic Library,
  • check-in loans of items from the reference library,
  • advisory and consultancy service
  • providing of mediated photoduplication services


Librarian in charge: Mgr. Anna Vandasová

Anna Vandasová