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Opening of the Slavonic Library

  • Opening hours of the Slavonic Library (incl. the reading room): Monday - Friday 9:00 - 19:00, Saturday 9:00 – 14:00
  • Summer opening hours from July 4 to August 28: Mon, Wed, Fri 9-14, Tue, Thu 9-19, Saturday closed. The entire library will be closed on Monday  July 4, on public holidays from July 5th to 6th, and from July 25 to August 7.
  • Normal operation will start again on Monday, August 29.

From 13 April 2021, documents stored in the building of the National Library in Hostivař are again available.

This applies to the following departments:

  • Bulgarian (signature B),
  • Belarusian (K),
  • Sorbian (L),
  • Macedonian (Mk),
  • Polish - older funds (P),
  • Slovenian (S),
  • generalities, dictionaries, encyclopedias (O)

We make the requested newspapers published after 1945 available in the study room of the NK building in Hostivař after confirming the order.

New book published by the Slavonic Library

Slovanská knihovna 1924–2024: (Průvodce po dějinách, fondech a službách) = The Slavonic Library, Prague 1924–2024: (A Guide to its History, Funds and Services) / Lukáš Babka

1st ed. – Prague, 2023 – 333 p. (Publikace Slovanské knihovny; 88) – ISBN 978-80-7050-792-6

This book provides a detailed description of the history of the Slavonic Library over the last century. It introduces the reader to the libraryʼs collections, how they were created, and gives insights into the most valuable documents in the library. In addition to providing the usual information about those departments dealing with books, journals, and newspapers this monograph also highlights the Slavonic Libraryʼs unique historical, manuscript, and cartographic collections.

Price: 350,- CZK
Distribution of the book is provided, besides the Slavonic Library, by online bookshop

Further information

Katalog starých ruských tisků z fondů Slovanské knihovny tištěných azbukou. Díl IV. Knihy (1796–1800), ruská periodika 18. století / Sestavily Olga Leshkova a Rita Lyons Kindlerová

Catalogue of Russian Early Printed Books from the Slavonic Library Collections Printed in the Cyrillic. 4th Volume. Books (1795–1800), Russian Periodicals Produced in the 18th Century / edited by Olga Leshkova a Rita Lyons Kindlerová

1st ed - Prague, 2023. - 549 p. - (Bibliografie Slovanské knihovny; 84) - ISBN 978-80-7050-784-1

The fourth (final) volume of the Russian early printed books catalogue is derived from Slavonic Library’s collection of books printed in Cyrillic. Specifically, this volume contains information about books published in Russia in the final years of the 18th century (1796–1800). This period, roughly corresponding to the reign of Tsar Paul I (1796–1801), was very unfavourable for printing, the book trade, and written and literary production.

Price: 230,- CZK

Further information