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The Library & Information Science Library

In the Czech Republic, our Library is the central information, documentation, and reference centre specialized in library and information science. It is designed for librarians, information staff and specialists, teachers and students as well as interested laymen.

ADDRESS

National Library of the Czech Republic
Klementinum 190
CZ-110 00 Prague 1
2nd floor, door No. 239

TELEPHONE

+420 21 663 347
+420 21 663 348
+420 21 663 342
+420 21 663 343
+420 21 663 341 (head)

E-MAIL

kkl@nkp.cz

FAX

+420 221 663 175

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Metro Line A, 'Staromestska' [Old-Town] Station
  • Tram No. 17, 18, 'Staromestska' [Old-Town] Stop
  • Bus No. 207, 'Staromestska' [Old-Town] Stop

OPENING HOURS FOR LENDING

  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

HOLDINGS

The Library and Information Science Literature Library is a national information, documentation and reference centre of the Czech Republic in librarianship and science information. It performs study as well as archival and documentation functions in these fields. The Library and Information Science Literature Library´s holdings are available for users mainly in-house.

Domestic literature is acquired in full through purchase and donations. Foreign literature is  acquired through purchase, international exchange of publications and donations. With regard to financial means, acquisition of foreign literature is aimed at basic librarianship and library science literature, new trends and above all at encyclopedias and terminology works in librarianship and library science.

Evaluation of the holdings (Conspectus)

CATALOGUES, FILES, DATABASES, ABSTRACT BULLETINS

Available are: OPAC, specialized databases, author and subject catalogues, specialized document files, abstracting and indexing journals - Library and Information Science Abstracts, Library Literature, Referativnyj Zhurnal - Informatika, Dokumentationsdienst Bibliothekswesen. Searching in National Library databases, CASLIN and Internet.

OPAC AND THE MOST IMPORTANT DATABASES

  • KKL (documentation of the Czech and a selected foreign literature - monographs, journal articles, and other documents - in library and information science, OPAC libraries)
  • LISA PLUS (world-wide survey of library and information science literature on a CD- ROM)
  • LIBRARY LITERATURE (world-wide survey of library and information science literature on a CD- ROM)
  • ADR (a directory of Czech public libraries)
  • KZK (abbreviations used in the field of library and information science)

Any potential queries and comments are welcome. Send them, please, to the address kkl@nkp.cz

SERVICES

Out-of-house/ in -house. All the Library and Information Science Library's collections can be studied in our Study Room, and duplicate volumes may be borrowed outside the Library or through the National Library and its Interlibrary Loan Services. Photoduplication services are available next-door in the Periodicals Reading Room. The Library's services include classical and automated search services based on its catalogues, document indexes, and databases. The readers can also use the databases of the National Library, and CASLIN and Internet. The readers can also use the computers in the Study Room. The Library provides SDI services (automated searches directed by user-specified thematic profiles). On request (and subject to the Library's capacity), we can provide the users with comprehensive analytical reports from the domain of library and information science. Public library directory is used to provide reference information on Czech public libraries.

IN CHARGE

Mgr. Eva Bartůňková (Department Head)

Nov 09, 2014