Information for researchers

The MCL Library provides registered users with access to the collection and the book fonds for attendance study in the Study Room in the form of loan services. The Study Room users have a reference library, daily press and the latest copies of subscribed periodicals at their disposal.

A registered Library user can be any physical or legal person who fills in a researcher’s card; a person on duty in the Study Room checks the user’s personal data against their identity documents.

Attendance loans
The registered users will be presented manuscripts, books, magazines and other documents from the collections and the book fonds for a study in the reserved space by prior reservation.

Absence loans
The MCL professionals are allowed to have loans in their offices no longer than time required for their professional performance. The regime of absence loans is subjected to the Director’s Directives.
Loans to institutions for exhibition or other purposes should take place by prior written agreement with the Library Head and with the MCL Director’s permit.   

There is an option of prime card catalogues or electronic catalogues when searching for data on a required document. Reservation from the electronic catalogue can be made directly on the Web pages.

Inter-Libraries Loan Services
Provided a required record is not in the MCL Library fond, a person on duty in the Study Room mediates a loan via the Inter-Libraries Loan Service from another library in the Czech Republic or from abroad (via the National Library of the Czech Republic) at registered user’s request.

Reference services
The MCL Library provides search for a required subject from the Czech literature dating from the late 18th century to the present on request.
A person on duty in the Study Room will provide the public with oral, phone or written information of factographic, bibliographic or librarian character; and with methodical assistance when searching for required documents. For queries there is a helpline service ‘Ptejte se knihovny’ (‘Ask your Library’).