English and Romance Studies Library

About the Library

The English and Romance Studies Library consists of two main collections. It serves as the main library for Romance studies and disciplines, dedicated to Anglophone countries and their literature and language at all levels of study.

In addition to linguistics, dictionaries, literary science, and other elementary literature, you can also find fiction in the Romance section, both in the original language and in Czech or Slovak translations. The library has extensive collections in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, as well as smaller collections of Catalan, Galician and Occitan fiction. The collection contains many books you won’t find in any other library in the Czech Republic, including old prints.

The English part of the collection contains linguistics, literary science, and fiction from many Anglophone countries, including separate funds focusing on Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The collection focusing on Ireland is especially unique because it also contains unsaleable unique items imported directly from Ireland, and the collection is constantly growing.

The study room offers up to 11 places to study and 4 desktop computers for student use. The Frantext database is also available on one of the computers.

Useful Information

Addressnám. J. Palacha 2, 116 38 Praha 1, (1st floor, door no. 107)
Opening hoursSee Opening hours page
Overdue fines payment YES (cash only)
Phone+420 221 619 343; +420 221 619 372
LibrariansBc. Aleksi Mikkonen (head librarian)
Bc. Marta Němcová
ConsultantEnglish studies: prof. PhDr. Martin Procházka, CSc., prof. PhDr. Jan Čermák, CSc.
Romance studies: prof. PhDr. Petr Čermák, Ph.D.