Fill in a registration form at the loan desk in the library. Registration is free of charge for users from CU. It's based on university card for users from Charles University. For users outside CU see price list.
How to find a book
Most of our collections are freely accessible. Books are sorted thematically according to various fields of study.
To find the book you need, you can either browse through a section that interests you, or you can search our electronic catalogue.
To discover the exact location of the book, write down both shelf marks. Location 2 (e.g. EC G02 for ecumenics) tells you which shelf the book is on, Location 1 (e.g. IK 46929) is the number according to which the book is placed on the shelf (the books are not in alphabetical order).
Many of the books can be checked out of the library, however some of our books are non-circulating. These include old and rare books, dissertations, journals, samizdats, and reference books. Non-circulating books are marked by a red tape on the back of the book.
Books are lent out for a period of one month and you can prolong the loan period of a book twice for a further month (i.e. three months altogether). For details, see borrowing rules.
If the book you are looking for has been borrowed by another library user, you can place a request on it (either ask the librarian to do so, or place the request youself via the internet).
Self-service renewals and book reservation
You can renew your books or reserve books yourself after logging in to the Library Catalogue (Login CU user). Use your CAS/SIS username and password.