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Social and Natural Sciences Reading Room


LOCATION Ground floor, room no. 24-26 (next to the General Reading Room)






TELEPHONE 221 663 146
221 663 111 (operator)


Anybody with a valid National Library card, or admission ticket, may use the Social and Natural Sciences Reading Room.

Social and Natural Sciences Reading Room Regulations
  • almost ten thousand volumes of encyclopedias, handbooks and a selection of Czech and foreign-language monographs, mainly in the humanities and social and natural sciences
  • Licensed online databases (available through Wi-Fi) including 
    • the National Library databases and a selection of other resources are accessible on a LAN working station
  • use of materials from the Reading Room Reference Collection
    • for your convenience publications are mostly on open shelves
    • ask the librarian for the ones shelved at the desk or on dedicated racks
  • delivery of microfilms and microfiches from National Library Collection for in-house use (there is a limit of maximum 10 items; reservation of materials for  up to 7 days only)
  • delivery of materials with sound and audio-visual recordings - partially unavailable
  • delivery of electronic resources (CD-ROMs, DVDs) - partially enabled
  • referral and consulting services
  • self-service copying
  • photoduplication orders
  • Rules of information technology use in Social & Natural Sciences Reading Room
  • Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • internet access
  • two places for persons with a grave physical disability and their assistants


Librarian in charge: Martin Růžička

Eva Němcová