Library News

Library currently closed for general public

16 March, 2020
The library is closed for general public until further notice. All loans will be automatically renewed. Thank you for your understanding.

ScienceDirect Textbooks

31 March, 2020
Free trial to ScienceDirect textbooks - Elsevier has made accessible textbooks in full text from a wide range of disciplines for Charles University - available until May 24, 2020. The list of textbooks is here


19 March, 2020
Free trial to Bookport - the database of academic and popular science e-books from Czech publishers - available until April 30, 2020 for all at Charles University.

The IMF eLibrary is free

19 February, 2020
The full resources of the IMF eLibrary became available to the public at no charge. There are about 21,000 digital publications in the collection.

Open Access Week

16 October, 2019
Within the international promotional event Open Access Week, Charles University organized OA Webinars, interdisciplinary discussions about open science, workshop for PhD students and screening of the movie "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" (all events in Czech language).

New E-Books in EBSCO Database

3 October, 2019
New e-books published in 2019 at Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press, are included in EBSCO eBook Collection.

Open Access

3 October, 2019
Find information about two basic open access models and about useful open access tools at

Cambridge Core

25 February, 2019
Free trial to Cambridge Core - Cambridge book multidisciplinary collection including more than 36 thousand e-books (the list is here) published by the Cambridge University Press. They are available until August 12, 2019 via Evidence Based Acquisition (it means that on base of usage statistics the books used most will be purchased). Cambridge Core contains selected e-journals and open-access e-journals (the list is here) as well. 

EBSCO eBooks

27 September, 2018
1300 new e-books are available on the platform EBSCO eBooks. All of them are searchable at and include collections such as World History, Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Education etc. Reading is available within internet browser or application supporting Adobe DRM - Bluefire Reader ( for iOS, Android, Windows or Adobe Digital Editions ( for MacOS, Windows.

OECD iLibrary

27 September, 2018
OECD iLibrary provides a platform for these additional iLibraries:
United Nations (UN) iLibrary
The Commonwealth iLibrary
Norden iLibrary
World Trade Organization (WTO) iLibrary
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) iLibrary