The Library of the Cervantes Institute in Prague bears the name of the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes and since 2006 has been a specialised centre which focuses on providing information, items and references related to the language and culture of Spain and other Spanish speaking countries.

Stock

Our collection contains approximately 20 000 freely accessible items with a particular focus on literature, didactics of Spanish language teaching and audio-visual materials, publications in co-official languages; there is also a local collection of works by Spanish and Latin American authors translated into Czech and Czech works translated into Spanish.

Access and opening hours

In order to access the library you need to be in possession of a membership card. The fee is determined by the type of user and library; the card may be obtained either during the opening hours of the library or using an electronic form.

Where to find us

We are based in the city centre near Wenceslas Square

Tram: Štěpánská stop, tram numbers 4,10,16,22 Metro: Karlovo náměstí station, line B

Address: Na Rybníčku 536/6, Praha 2, 120 00. Entrance from Štěpánská street.

The location of the Cervantes Institute in Prague can also be found on this map.

Services

  • Reference catalogue – direct link to the book stock and other collections within the Cervantes Institute Library Network (RBIC).
  • Loans – circulatory loans of items for the purpose of study off the library premises.
  • Interlibrary loans – access to publications which are not in the library stock but are available via a library within the Cervantes Institute Library Network or other Spanish libraries.
  • My library – access to your account, electronic space, via which it is possible to arrange loans or make reservations, including for books already out on loan.
  • Electronic library
    • Audio books: downloads in digital form, download possible in MP3 format, audio books by classic and contemporary Spanish authors in the original version.
    • Electronic books: downloads of thousands of books in digital form, on such topics as linguistics, Spanish as a foreign language, classic and contemporary literary works by Spanish and Hispano-American authors, history, etc.
    • Electronic sources: reference sources, bibliographical database, press and digital periodicals, etc.
  • Library updates – selection of the most recent additions to the library.
  • Recommended publications section – aimed directly at students of Charles University studying for bachelor and master degrees and other study programmes.
  • Selection from the book stock of the library – thematic selection from the book stock available directly on the webpage Library updates.
  • Specialised bibliographical information – compilation of thematic reading list information for theses and other academic works; guaranteed response within 48 hours.
  • Internet access – for consultation and specialised searches
  • Tuition for users – tuition familiarising all users with the library’s services and resources.
  • Cultural events – book samples

Contact

Librarian: Teresa Izquierdo Revilla
Tel.: +420 221 595 242
E-mail: bibpra@cervantes.es