Find e-book

Reading e-books

  • online - direct access from university IP addresses or remote access using your Central Authentication Service login
  • offline - you can borrow an e-book (offline loan), download parts of an e-book or print it

Offline loan

  • e-books from EBSCO eBook Collection and ebrary allow offline loans 
  • e-books are protected by Adobe DRM, it is necessary to install Adobe® Digital Editions on your computer and register for an AdobeID
  • If you want to read on your mobile device, make sure it supports Adobe DRM (list of supported devices is here)
  • Install an application that supports Adobe DRM to your mobile device and authorize it using your AdobeID (we recommend Bluefire Reader – available for both Android and iOS operating systems)
  • choose and download an e-book to borrow it for a set period of time

Databases allowing offline loans:

Proquest Ebook Central (successor of ebrary platform)

  • ebrary Academic Complete is a database containing more than 100 thousand scholarly electronic books from all fields of study
  • since April 2014 it also contains e-books published by the CU publisher Karolinum
  • offline loan period is  up to 21 days
  • A maximum of ten books may be “checked out” or downloaded at one time
  • if you access ebrary from a university IP address, it is necessary to log in using your CAS/IS login; if you use remote access, there is no need to log in again
  • PDF download (useful for example if you have Kindle): in one “session” you can download specific range of pages; should you need to download more pages, log off, wait about 20 minutes, log in again and download another pages; repeat if necessary

 EBSCO eBook collection

  • selected titles from EBSCOhost Collection; new titles are continuously being added
  • the collection also contains Karolinum Press ebooks
  • offline loan period is 1-14 days
  • you can have 10 loans at one time
  • e-books can be downloaded or borrowed only after logging in to your personal MyEBSCOhost account, which requires a separate registration and is free for everyone
  • PDF download: in one “session” you can download 60 pages maximum
  • you can discover and download eBooks to your device within the EBSCO eBooks app available in Google Play and iTunes


  • E-prezencka is a project financed from the Fund for Development of Universities. Participating libraries of Charles University digitized the most popular books from its collections and made them available electronically in compliance with copyright laws on secure computer terminals in the libraries. Because of copyright protection it is not possible to provide remote access or disseminate them electronically in any way. It is only possible to make a print copy in the libraries.
  • list of scanned books can be found in Central Catalogue (look for E-prezencka in the column Library or in CU Digital Repository (see digital collection E-prezencka)
  • if you want to access these e-books, you must use a computer in the library or the reading room
  • click on icon of the E-prezencka terminal on the desktop, log in using username and password provided at the loans desk and enter the secured repository

E-books bought by the library

Please, fill mandatory items(*)