1. Resources in the Czech Republic

1.3 Libraries


The National Library of the Czech Republic

Libri Prohibiti-the Exile Literature Library-is the library of Czech and Slovak books written and published in exile orsamizdat. The library contains Czech and Slovak samizdat literature from 1960 to 1989, including periodicals; Czech and Slovak exile literature from 1948 to 1998, including periodicals; Polish samizdat literature from 1979 to 1989, including magazines; literature of Czech wartime exile from 1939 to 1945; literature of the Russian and Ukrainian exile from 1920 to 1990, including magazines (a limited collection); foreign language literature relating to Czechoslovakia, including periodicals; material of the Czech and Polish domestic and foreign opposition (leaflets, postcards etc.); documents of VONS, Charter 77, and other independent initiatives; audio and video recordings by domestic and foreign opposition.

Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Also contains a Global Catalogue of the Institute Libraries of the ASCR, and the Institute Bibliography ASEP. Journals published by the Academy of Sciences can be found here

The Municipal Library of Prague is the capital's public library. It offers loans, materials for reference, newspapers and magazines, audio material, music sheets, graphics and reproductions in the artoteque.

Czech Library of Electronic Texts contains texts and links to both original Czech literature and Czech translations.

The Czech National Corpus (CNC) is a non-commercial, academic project focused on building up a large computer-based corpus, containing mostly written Czech material.

Václav Havel Library - contains the complete works of Václav Havel and everything related to his public activities.