Find a book

  • find a book in the library catalog – Aleph
  • you can search the catalog using author name, title, subject headings, ISBN etc.

Find out if a book is available

  • click on “Jinonice” in the column “Library(no.of items)” in the results list
  • there are several types of book statutes:
    • Strictly pres. – available only for studying in the library or the reading room
    • In house loan - for 1 day (from 6 p.m. till 10 a.m. the next day)
    • Regular loan – for 30 days, can be renewed
    • Short term loan – for 7 days, cannot be renewed
    • Specific loan - only for lecturers
    • Grant loan – available only to grant researcher
  • see the column “Due date” – if it says “On Shelf”, the book is available

Locate a book

  • write down the call number (see column “Location”) and use it to locate the book on the shelves
  • see the column “Collection” to find out where the book is located:
    • Library: Library main floor, Library basement, Library loan desk
    • Reading room: Non-circulating library, Non-circulating library desk
    • Storage room: Library deposit – documents must be requested at the loans desk, they will be brought to you in 15 minutes
    • Other collections: Pedagogical workroom, CŽP – Vokovice, Europhilosophie – 5020 (book from these collections can be requested for in house studying at the reading room desk but will not be available immediately)
  • books on the open shelves are classified into categories by fields, each category is divided into other subcategories labeled with letter and number
  • orange stripe label means a book has a short term loan status

Renew a book

  • online in the library catalog after logging in
    • By email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • By telephone - 251 080 255
    • At the loans desk
  • books can be renewed only before the end of their loan period and only if they have a “Regular loan” status

Reserve a book

  • if there is no unit left available to borrow, you can reserve one using the library catalog – log in and click on “Request” in the book availability record
  • when a book you have reserved returns to the library, you will get an email or/and a text message
  • you can collect the reserved book within one week at the library loans desk
  • the service costs 5 CZK
  • you cannot reserve a book that is available on the open shelves at the time
  • also, you cannot reserve a book if you have any late fees in any of Charles University libraries

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