About us

The Faculty of Arts of the Charles University library is the most extensive and most used library at Charles University. Our library is actually not one single library but a whole network of libraries. This network consists of a total of 26 sub-libraries and the Center of Scientific Information (SVI). Each library that makes up the network has its own location within the CU FA buildings. From a formal point of view, the location of the CU FA Library is the same as that of the Center of Scientific Information (SVI) and the director of the CU FA Library. It’s the same with opening hours – each library that makes up the CU FA Library has its own opening hours. The CU FA Library’s director and the Center of Scientific Information (SVI) staff have set office hours

Center of Scientific Information (SVI) 

The Center of Scientific Information of the CU FA organizationally falls under the CU FA Library. It provides property and legal registration of library collections and informational resources, methodical support of sub-libraries, descriptive and subject cataloging, administration of the ALMA library system, management of serials and electronic eResources, data collection of CU FA publishing activities, and research support at CU FA. 

You can find contact information for individual employees and the director of the CU FA Library here

Access to libraries 

Libraries at CU FA are accessible not only to students and employees of the Faculty but also to the entire academic community of Charles University and the public. The condition is possessing one of the CU-issued cards and registering via electronic application. You can only get a CU card at CU Card Service Centres


Charles University
Faculty of Arts
Knihovna FF – SVI
nám. J. Palacha 2
116 38 Prague 1

IČO (Identification Number: 00216208
DIČ (VAT ID): CZ00216208

If you are sending a package to the Library, please provide either the name and telephone number of the recipient or information that the shipment is intended for the Library.

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