Electronic catalogue in the ALEPH system

  • contains records of all types of items (books, periodicals, newspapers, CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, VHSs, MCs, LPs) except for Czech technical norms and patent documents issued after 1990. Older items are being processed in stages. At present this catalogue includes more than half the library stock.
  • The “basis for search” contains separately listed catalogues of serial publications, open access books, e-series, foreign libraries and general study room
  • The “Database” is an independently accessible database of articles in regional periodicals and of personalities from the region
  • online access

Scanned catalogue SVK PK

  • scanned papers listed by name (general catalogue – GK) and museum catalogue (MK)
  • sheets are arranged in individual drawers in alphabetical order according to authors’ surnames or, if no author is given, then according to the title. Further information is available in individual catalogues.
  • for use in the event that you cannot find your item in the electronic catalogue
  • online access

Central Library Portal (

  • unified access to the services of Czech and Moravian libraries – to anyone, from anywhere and at any time
  • allows you to search the catalogs of all participating libraries from a single search bar
  • linking identities from participating libraries where the reader is already registered
  • tools for managing favorite titles, saving frequently used search queries
  • citations in various formats
  • following book trends, inspiration for readers, user comments…
  • constantly extending opportunities to access non-library resources
  • the central index of “International Resources”, which is a path to quality scientific journals, industry databases and other electronic resources from around the world
  • online access

Union Catalogue of the CR (CASLIN)

  • the catalogue provides information about the stock of more than 380 Czech libraries. At present it contains more than six million entries of Czech and foreign books, periodicals and newspapers, together with information about the libraries from which it is possible to borrow the required item
  • further information
  • online access

Union Catalogue of Public Libraries (SKAT)

  • the catalogue provides information about the stock of public libraries in the Association of LANius Library System Users
  • contains lists primarily of professional literature, almost no belles-lettres, poetry or drama, with information on the library from which it is possible to borrow the item
  • further information
  • online access

Digital Library

  • access to digitized regional documents from the library collection

More information

  • we provide remote access to documents for which copyright protection has expired in the sense of Act No. 121/2000 Coll. (Copyright)
  • we provide access to copyrighted documents only in the reading mode from the premises of the special study room, general study room and reading room
  • we do not allow electronic copies or remote access to copyrighted documents for licensing reasons
  • we provide paper copies of digitized documents only in accordance with copyright law; we offer paper copies in A3 format, if the digital facsimile is in color, we also provide color printed copies in A3 format (prices according to the valid SVK PK price list)
  • access – here you will find the full texts of digitized free works and Out of Commerce Works

More information

  • access to digitized historical book collections not only of Czech libraries

Selected manuscripts from the SVKPK book collection in the Manuscriptorium

  • free access to regional digitized periodicals from the collections of other libraries

Selected regional periodicals from the collections of other libraries


Anopress – media database

  • full texts from domestic printed national and regional dailies, magazines (more than 600 titles) with archive since 1996 and daily updates
  • it is not allowed to make an electronic copy, including e-mailing and posting on the web
  • further information
  • remote access

ASPI – Automated System of Legal Information

  • full text of Czech laws from the 19th century, full versions of professional articles on legal topics, ministry regulations, local government regulations – for regions, findings of the Constitutional Court
  • further information
  • access from the library – special study room
  • remote access from home not permitted for reasons of licensing

Bibliomedica DVD – Bibliographia Medica Čechoslovaca

  • bibliographical entries of articles and monographs on health topics and related areas
  • records from 1976, updated quarterly
  • further information
  • access from the library – special study room
  • remote access from home – freely available database

Czech National Bibliography DVD

ČSN Online

  • all valid Czech technical norms (ČSN) and outdated ČSN since 1996 in PDF format
  • further information
  • access from the library – general study room, special study room
  • printing not possible
  • remote access from home not permitted for reasons of licensing


  • database of professional articles and e-books
  • social sciences, humanities, economics, finance, management, STM science (scietific, technical and medical)
  • books are also accessible from the library catalog
  • instructions
  • online access

EZB Regensburg

JSTOR Public Library

PressReader / Library PressDisplay

ProQuest Central

  • social sciences and humanities, business, economics, management, natural sciences (agronomy, biology, environment etc), technology, medicine
  • instructions
  • online access

ProQuest Ebook Central

  • e-books published by Karolinum Press, especially in the Czech language, books are also accessible from the library catalog
  • Academic Complete Ebook Subscription – polythematic collection of more than 224 000 professional monographs
  • downloaded e-book can be copy from your computer up to 5 other devices
  • you can print max. 60 pages of one book
  • instructions in the interface settings language
  • online access

ANL: Analytical list of periodicals

  • information about the former territory of the West Bohemian region, unlimited by time, from culture, science, health, politics etc.
  • bibliographical records of articles from the regional press. Entries from 1992 to the present (older records from selected volumes) are accessible via the articles database in the online catalogue
  • the ANL database links to the regional map library accessible in the special study room, containing articles from the period 1978–1991
  • general subjects, regular updates, unlimited timeframe
  • access to database of articles in the online catalogue

REOS : regional personalities

West Bohemian Personalities Calendar

Every year the database generates a Personalities Calendar. To see a review of entries for individual months you can use the “Specify” button and enter a more detailed query.