- The Library Regulations (hereinafter LR) are issued in accordance with § 4 para. 7 of law 257/2001
on libraries and conditions for the operation of public library and information services and on the
basis of the Directive of the Education and Research Library of the Pilsen Region, an allowance
organisation, and are subject to the following legal provisions of the Czech Republic as currently
- Law 257/2001 on libraries and conditions for the operation of public library and information services (hereinafter “library law”) as amended
- Public notice 88/2002 on the implementation of law 257/2001 on libraries and conditions for
the operation of public library and information services (library law) (hereinafter
“implementing public notice of the library law”) as amended
- Law 89/1995 on state statistical service as amended
- Law 46/2000 on rights and obligations when issuing periodical press and on the change of certain laws (press law) as amended
- Law 37/1995 on non-periodical publications as amended
- Public notice 252/1995, which relates to the implementation of certain clauses of law 37/1995 on non-periodical publications as amended
- Law 121/2000 on authorial rights, rights associated therewith and on the change of certain other laws (authorial law) as amended
- Law 101/2000 on the protection of personal data and on the change of certain laws as amended
- Law 106/1999 on free access to information as amended
- Law 563/1991 on accountancy as amended
- Law 89/2012 of the Civil Code as amended
- Law 119/2002 on firearms and ammunition as amended
- Public notice 47/1965 (on narcotic substances), public notice 62/1989 (on psychotropic substances) as amended
- Law 634/1992 on protection of the consumer as amended
- Law 513/1991 trading code as amended
- Law of the Czech National Council 20/1987 on national monument care as amended
- Law 526/1990 on prices as amended
- Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of physical persons in connection with the processing of personal data and the free
movement of such data and the abolition of guideline 95/46/ES (general ruling on the protection of personal data)
Mission of the Education and Research Library of the Pilsen Region
- The Education and Research Library of the Pilsen Region, an allowance organisation, based at the
address Smetanovy sady 2, 301 00 Pilsen (hereinafter ERLPR) is a public research library with a
general book fund and a provider of information, educational and cultural services, especially for
the Pilsen Region.
- By means of its facilities it contributes to meeting the rights of citizens to information and education
and guarantees them equal and unrestricted access to information within its stock and through
mediation to the stock of other libraries in traditional and digital document form.
- It offers other libraries advisory services in the spheres of librarianship, research information and
automatisation of library processes.
Definition of terms
- Circulating items refers to items which a properly registered user of the ERLPR may, under conditions
further defined below, use away from the premises of the ERLPR.
- Conservation stock is a collection of library documents which the library has obtained as the recipient of a statutory copy according to a special legal regulation. This stock is subject to special protective and safety conditions.
- Free selection is the section of the stock on the first floor of the ERLPR, which serves for borrowing circulating items with or without the assistance of the librarian.
- Historical stock is a library collection of historical documents which appeared before 1860 or which are of a historically unique character in their given field, or another type of collection of historical significance and cultural value if thus defined in the library statute or in another legal regulation.
- Interlibrary services refers to loan, information and reprographic services which libraries conduct amongst themselves in order to provide their uses with access to library documents, regardless of their location (see art. 19 of the LR)
- Library collection is an organised, regularly updated, catalogued, protected and conserved collection of all library materials to which the ERLPR provides access to its users (see art. 4 of the LR).
- Library item is a source of information listed in the ERLPR as an independent unit in the library’s collection
Library services encompass services guaranteed directly by the ERLPR (e.g. using the library stock, technical equipment of study rooms etc)
- Non-circulating item refers to library material which the user may use only on the defined premises of the ERLPR.
- Other items in the context of the LR refers to such items as audio- or video-cassettes, CDs, DVDs and other types of media which require additional electrical equipment in order to function. These items also include text documents which accompany the other items (e.g. a language textbook with a CD attached).
- Rare item – an item of great value (old printed material, first editions, unique items, etc).
- Reference services provide information on the services offered by other information-providing institutions
- Services of external providers encompass services provided by external providers of services (e.g. refreshments, lectures etc)
- Special stock is library stock consisting of library documents of a particular, usually specialist orientation.
- User of the ERLPR refers to anyone using any service provided by the ERLPR. A user who is not registered in accordance with article 10 of the LR may use the services of the ERLPR only to a limited extent, usually as group 2 users (see art. 7 of the LR) . The user enters into a contractual agreement with the ERLPR.
- User/Reader card is a document serving to identify a registered user on the premises of the ERLPR. The term “user card” also includes a Pilsen Card and University of West Bohemia JIS card, which may be used as a user identity card (see art. 10 of the LR).
- Visitor and user of ERLPR services is any person who enters the premises of the ERLPR with the
intention of using its services without registration according to art. 10 of the LR, or with the intention
of participating in activities offered by external service providers according to art. 12 of the LR. The
term “visitor” also refers to a person entering the ERLPR for a business or private meeting with an
employee of the ERLPR or in order to accompany another library user. By entering ERLPR premises
the visitor enters into a contractual agreement with the ERLPR and agrees with the conditions of the
- The library’s stock consists of books, magazines, patent documentation, Czech technical norms,
music sheets, maps and special information sources, which may have the form of traditional printed
material or special items such as audio-cassettes and audio-visual items, gramophone records, CDs,
CD-ROMs, DVDs, bookplates, public data networks, microfilm, microfiche and others.
- For information searches the ERLPR has at its disposal an electronic catalogue, scanned catalogues,
Czech and foreign electronic databases, access to public data networks, traditional hard copy
catalogues, bibliographical records and particulars, information provided by these on the library’s
own stock and the stock of other libraries and provides factographic information.
- In updating and providing access to library documents the ERLPR focuses on traditional areas which
characterise the region – in particular engineering, electro-technology, beer brewing, ceramics and
glass production. Further in terms of documenting regional publications and research it fulfils a
nationwide role. It collects and provides access to literature focussed on disciplines which are taught
at the University of West Bohemia and the Medical Faculty of Charles University in Pilsen.
- From the geographical and language perspective the ERLPR collects especially the following items: a) issued by regional publishers, i.e. those whose main office is in the Pilsen Region. The library
has a relatively complete collection of documents from former districts of the Pilsen Region in
the form of a statutory copy;
b) issued by publishers with their main office in the Czech Republic, including documents
published in other languages than Czech, other regional documents (i.e. documents about
West Bohemia, of authors who were born in West Bohemia, lived or died there, or documents
about personalities of the region or about the region itself published elsewhere) as well as
documents in the Czech language published abroad. These documents are collected to the
fullest available extent;
c) published abroad in the selection of the subsidiary profile of the library stock primarily in the
- Visually impaired persons are provided with special services by the Library for the Visually Impaired, which is part of the ERLPR.
- The ERLPR works with items of Austrian provenience, acquired within the framework of partnership with the Österreichische Kulturforum Prague (Austrian Culture Forum in Prague) and from the budget of the ERLPR, which it provides to users at a specially designated location.
- The ERLPR works with items of German provenience, acquired within the framework of partnership with the Goethe-Institut Prague (Goethe Institute in Prague) and from the budget of the ERLPR, which it provides to users at a specially designated location.
- The ERLPR works with documents of British provenience, acquired within the framework of partnership with the British Council in Prague) and from the budget of the ERLPR, which it provides to users at a specially designated location.
- The library provides access to its stock by means of loans, information and special services at the following locations:
- Smetanovy sady 2 – Central library
- Jagellonská 1 – Library for the Visually Impaired (see art. 28 LR)
- náměstí Republiky 12 – English Library (see art. 29 LR)
- náměstí Republiky 12 – German Library (see art. 30 LR)
- náměstí Republiky 12 – Austrian Library (see art. 31 LR)
- náměstí Republiky 12 – Romance Library (see art. 32 LR)
The facilities of the ERLPR are divided into:
a) loan facilities
- circulating loans
- non-circulating loans
- loans within the framework of the national inter-library service (hereinafter IS) to and from other libraries
- loans of the international inter-library service (hereinafter IIS) to and from other libraries
- loans of rare documents and selected items from the historical stock subject to specific guidelines (on the basis of established rules in the research room – see art. 23 of the LR)
- circulatory loan service for magazines
- reservation of library items
b) information facilities
- orientation and library information (advisory service)
- biographical and factual information communicated orally
- reference services
- biographical particulars
- literature search
- using the terminals of the public electronic catalogue for the library’s own stock
- using the services of the international internet data network
- study of multimedia data base
- study of microfilm and microfiche
- information sources from CD-ROMs and distant data bases
c) other special facilities
- advisory service for libraries in the Pilsen Region
- providing printed copies requested in place of a loan
- services within the framework of the cooperative system Virtual Polytechnic Library (hereinafter VPL)
d) promotion facilities
- organising exhibitions and participation at exhibitions of other institutions
- programmes for schools
- organising lectures, discussion groups and other activities for users
- In accordance with § 15, para. 1 letter i) of law 251/2001 on libraries and conditions for operating public library and information services (the Library Law), as amended in subsequent regulations and Library Regulations Education and Research Library of the Pilsen Region, allowance organisation
8 documents endorsed by the Council or Representative Body of the Pilsen Region, the ERLPR coordinates and provides regional services to libraries in the Pilsen Region.
- The ERLPR provides various services according to the focus and specific tasks of individual sections of the library.
Price of services and means of payment
- The price of services, financial payment, damage compensation, the cost of registration, fines and advance payments are stated in the Price list, which is an integral part of these Library regulations as Appendix 1 and are contractual prices. The ERLPR reserves the right to update prices during the course of time.
- In the case of services provided within the framework of the VPL cooperation system by means of VPL software, services are provided in accordance with the Library Regulations of the VPL and charged in accordance with the valid tariffs of the Virtual Polytechnic Library.
- The ERLPR provides basic services according to § 4 para. 2 free of charge. The library provides paid services according to § 4 para. 2 subsections a) to c), or para. 3 and 4 of the same section.
- The library makes charges (payment of the actual cost involved) for the registration of users, reprographic and other copying services and for certain special services. Within the framework of the provision of these services, the ERLPR may require payment of a financial deposit.
- Users of ERLPR services are registered persons in one of the following categories:
- Group 1 – users of circulating and non-circulating facilities
- Group 2 – users of non-circulatory facilities (annual pass ticket, one-off entry)
- Group 3 – collective users
- Group 4 – libraries within the IS system
obliged to accept the conditions of these Library Regulations.
Conditions for the registration of a user
- Signing of the registration form constitutes a contract between the user and the ERLPR regarding the provision of services offered by the ERLPR.
- A user of the library’s services may be any citizen of the Czech Republic (hereinafter CR) over the age of 15 who in the sense of civil law is legally responsible, on the basis of a valid citizen’s identity card and appropriate completion of the application form/contract.
- Citizens of other countries may become members of the ERLPR on the basis of a valid passport and
residence permit and completed application form (declaration). Citizens of EU member states may
become members on the basis of a valid ID and completed application form (declaration). The
library requires citizens of EU member states to provide a contact address in the CR. Foreign citizens
who fail to provide all the required data during registration may use the services of the ERLPR only on
- A legal entity may become a user of the ERLPR by presenting appropriate documentation as proof of existence (business registration number, business licence etc). In the case of legal entities a person may register who is an agent or statutory representative of the company according to the
business register, or is empowered to act in this capacity as an agent or statutory representative.
- A private person or legal entity becomes a user by means of registration and the issue of a user card. Registration is performed by the recording of personal data into the data base of registered users of the library. A user has the option of pre-registering online in the electronic catalogue of the ERLPR.
- By signing the application (declaration) the user agrees to the evidencing of his/her personal data and confirms s/he has been fully acquainted with these Library Regulations and commits to upholding them completely.
- The following are entitled to a 50% reduction in the ERLPR registration fee:
- regular day students up to the age of 26 upon providing evidence of their study
- senior citizens aged 70 and over on the basis of their identity card
- ZTP OR TP card-holders on the basis of this card
- other disabled people on the basis of proof of their entitlement to a partial or full invalid
- A registered user may at any time request the ERLPR terminate his/her registration. Provided the ERLPR has no outstanding claims on such a user, the request will be approved forthwith.
Protection of personal data of users and visitors to the ERLPR
- The ERLPR is registered with the Office for the Protection of Personal Data as an organisation which is authorised to process personal data of users in accordance with law 101/2000 on the protection of personal data as amended.
- By their registration at the ERLPR, users agree to the gathering, storage and processing of their personal data as provided to the ERLPR, having its main office at Smetanovy sady 2, ID Number 00078077. The ERLPR is the custodian of these data in accordance with §5 of law 101/2000 on the protection of personal data as amended. The personal data of users are collected and processed particularly with the aim of abiding by the contract between the user and the ERLPR,
then further to protect the property of the ERLPR as the supplier and improve the quality and
efficiency of services provided by the ERLPR. The ERLPR is authorised to process the personal data of users until such time as the user provides the ERLPR with written notice of his/her disagreement with the processing of such data, or up to three years following the expiry of a reader’s permit, providing the user by this time has settled all obligations in relation to the ERLPR. Even after the settlement of such obligations, the personal data of formal users are archived according to law 499/2004 on archival science and documentary services, as amended.
- The responsible processing of personal data and its protection against misuse are the obligation of all employees of the ERLPR who process and use such data.
- For reasons of security and protection of users and visitors to the library and protection of library property, selected public areas are monitored by a camera system with a recorder. Recordings of the movement of visitors are archived for a period of seven days.
- Areas of the library in which users and visitors are monitored by the camera system are clearly marked. By entering these areas the user agrees to being monitored on the premises, which is confirmed by his/her signature at registration. A visitor who is not registered agrees to be monitored by entering the premises of the ERLPR. In recording such images by a camera system the ERLPR is committed to maintaining the principle of reasonableness, whereby the aim of recording such images is in particular the essential protection of rights and the legally protected interests of the ERLPR as well as the protection of rights and the legally protected interests of users the ERL in accordance with §5, para. 2, subsection e) of law 101/2000 on the protection of personal data as amended.
- In the case of suspicion of a criminal act or a serious breach of these library regulations having been committed, any recordings from the camera system are handed over to the relevant authorities in the CR.
- Further information on the camera system of the ERLPR is available from the address email@example.com or the following address: or Education and Research Library of the Pilsen Region, Allowance Organisation, Head Office, Smetanovy sady 2, 301 00 Pilsen.
- The ERLPR processes personal data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the
European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of physical persons in connection with
the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data and the abolition of
guideline 95/46/ES (general ruling on the protection of personal data). An update on the
processing of personal data is provided in App. 6 of the LR.
User card and data base of users
- Registration refers to the verification of an applicant’s identity and saving necessary personal data in the list of library users. The user is responsible for submitting complete and up=to=date personal data. All personal data of users saved in the database are subject to law 101/2000 on the protection of personal data and changes in certain laws as amended.
- A user card is issued to a citizen of the CR after the registration of verified personal data of the user, which are: name, surname, date of birth, birth number and permanent address; type and
12 number of personal ID, the state which issued this document if other than the CR. Holders of a
ZTP/P card or confirmation from an optician should present this when registering with the
Library for the Visually Impaired. For the purposes of registration it is necessary to agree to the
processing of such data.
- Non-compulsory/supplementary data includes: user address for sending information if this differs from the permanent address, telephone number, e-mail address, academic title, data for
establishing the level of the registration fee (student, senior citizen, holder of a TP or ZTP card).
- A user card is issued to a citizen of a foreign country after the registration of verified personal data of the user, which are: name, surname, date of birth and permanent address; supplementary data: temporary address, telephone number, e-mail address.
- The following may also serve as an ERLPR user card: a Pilsen card issued by the Pilsen Municipal Transport Authority (hereinafter PMTA) and a JIS card issued by the University of West Bohemia (hereinafter UWB).
- If a user refuses to provide any personal data to authorised library staff or is unable to state an address of permanent or temporary abode in the CR or at least a contact address in the CR (in the case of an EU citizen), the ERLPR will be permit such a person to use on-site library services only.
- Supplementary personal data are provided by the user voluntarily and serve to facilitate communication between the user and the library. The data base of users may be used solely for purposes directly connected to services of the ERLPR.
- Personal data of a user are preserved in the data base of users until such time as all obligations of the user towards the library have been met. After such obligations have been met, the data of former users is archived according to the provisions of law 499/2004 on archival science and
documentary services as amended, and this for a period of 24 months. The data are then shredded.
- A user card entitles the holder to use repeatedly the facilities of all publicly accessible areas of the ERLPR with the exception of the Library for the Visually Impaired.
- A user card is issued for an unlimited period. After payment of the registration fee it is activated for a period of twelve months from the date of issue. At the end of this period the user may appeal for an extension of validity and always for one year. During the renewal of the card, the user’s personal data will be verified in the same way as when the card was initially issued.
- A condition for using the services of the ERLPR is possession of a valid user’s card with an active identification code (bar code or chip)
- The user is obliged to inform the ERLPR without unreasonable delay of any change in personal date as registered, in particular of surname and address. This should be done on the nearest subsequent visit to the ERLPR.
- A user may possess only one valid user card. This card is non-transferable and in the event of misuse its holder is responsible for any damage which arises with respect to the library.
- Loss of the user card should be reported immediately to the library; a replacement card will be issued upon payment of a fee. Upon the issue of a new card, the validity of the original card is terminated. In the event of the loss of a user card and its misuse by another person, the card holder is responsible for any damage which arises with respect to the library.
- In the event of the loss of a Pilsen Card which serves as an ERLPR user card, the reader must arrange for the issue of a new Pilsen Card at the PMTA no later than 10 days after the announcement of the loss at the ERLPR. Otherwise the ERLPR will proceed in accordance with item 13 of art. 10 of the LR.
- In the event of the loss of a JIS Card which serves as an ERLPR user card, the reader must arrange for the issue of a new JIS Card at the appropriate department of the UWB no later than 4 days after the announcement of the loss at the ERLPR. Otherwise the ERLPR will proceed in accordance with item 13 of art. 10 of the LR
- In the event of the user, while using the facilities of the ERLPR, being unable to produce a valid user card (e.g. for reasons of forgetfulness, loss of the card, or in cases referred to in Article 10 of the LR, points 14 and 15), the user’s details must be verified over the counter at the ERLPR. (Counters are in the central library at reception (Smetanovy sady 2) and in departments of foreign language
libraries (nám. Republiky 13) at the English, German and Austrian libraries.)
Such verification is subject to a fee (see App. 1 of the LR).
- A Pilsen Card is the property of the PMTA. Any matters concerning the Pilsen Card (activation, providing a replacement, announcing the loss or changing the data on a Pilsen Card, blocking, recharging) are dealt with by the card holder at a Customer Centre of the PMTA. The ERLPR has neither the authority nor the technical capacity to deal with these matters. Upon the discovery a user is using another person’s Pilsen Card, the ERLPR has the right to refuse access to its services and is authorised to inform the PMTA of the situation.
- A JIS Card is the property of the UWB. Any matters concerning the JIS Card (activation, providing a replacement, announcing the loss or changing the data on a JIS Card, blocking, recharging) are dealt with by the card holder at the Information Technology Information Centre (CIV). The ERLPR has neither the authority nor the technical capacity to deal with these matters. Upon the discovery a user is using another person’s JIS Card, the ERLPR has the right to refuse access to its services and is authorised to inform the UWB of the situation.
- Offering a user card issued to another user with the aim of deceiving the library and for personal gain may be qualified as an offence against property according to §50 of law 220/1990 or as the criminal offence of deception according to §209 of law 40/2009. Any suspicion of such offences will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
- A person who meets the conditions for registration mentioned in art. 8 of the LR will be granted a
single entry to the ERLPR for the purposes of using the on-site services of the library after payment
of the appropriate administration fee. Such a user must produce valid proof of identity (see para. 1 and 2 of art. 8
of the LR), on the basis of which s/he will receive a card which is valid for the duration of working
hours on the given day. The user database registers the name, surname, date of birth and
permanent or temporary address of the user. Such a user is subject to all the relevant conditions of
these Library Regulations.
Conditions for using the facilities of the ERLPR and visiting the ERLPR
- Users and visitors to the ERLPR are required:
a) when on library premises to show their user card and state the aim of their visit if asked to do so by a member of staff (identifiable by their name tags);
b) to behave respectfully, maintaining quiet, good order and cleanliness on library premises and follow any instructions or warnings from library staff;
c) to treat library property with due care, uphold the laws of the CR, the Library Regulations and avoid causing damage. Any damage and costs associated therewith should be paid for by the user in accordance with the appropriate conditions of the Civil or Business Code, related regulations and these Library Regulations;
d) to deposit in the cloakroom outer clothing and bulky personal items (bags, backpacks, briefcases, large handbags significantly larger than A3 paper format) in the self-service lockers when using the facilities of the free selection of books or study rooms in the building (magazine reading room, general or special study room, music room and research room). The lockers are for the use of registered library users. They are not intended for the safe-keeping of valuable items. The ERLPR accepts responsibility for deposited items only to the extent defined in the Civil Code. The user is obliged to inform the ERLPR of any damage incurred in
writing within a period of 15 days; otherwise any rights expire. On leaving the library, the user is obliged to empty the locker. In the event of a user not collecting belongings from a locker within one week, the locker will be opened by an approved commission, the items therein officially listed and deposited as lost and found with the economic management department for a period of six months. Once this period has expired, the said items will be handed over to the lost-and-found department of City District Pilsen 3 at the following address: sady Pětatřicátníků 7, 9 Pilsen. In the event of the loss of a key it is necessary for security reasons to replace the whole lock and the user will bear the full cost of this procedure. All related costs will be calculated on the basis of an invoice from the relevant firm. The ERLPR is not responsible for items deposited by users or visitors outside the self-service lockers. In the event of the library being closed in an emergency, a user who did not clear the locker before leaving the building will be permitted access to the locker after the emergency has been resolved;
e) not to bring into the library dangerous and explosive materials, weapons (with the exception of state armed forces while on duty), any narcotic or psychotropic substances;
f) not to bring into the library any live animal with the exception of guide dogs;
g) not to move on the premises of the ERLPR on roller skates, scooters, cycles etc.
- Smoking is forbidden on the premises of the ERLPR; this includes electronic cigarettes.
- It is forbidden to conduct any private commercial activity on the premises of the ERLPR. Commercial activity may be conducted only by prior agreement with the ERLPR in areas designated for hire (see App. 1 of the LR).
- The library premises may not be used for assemblies, meetings and political or religious activities without the consent of the director of the library.
- In areas designated for the provision of services it is forbidden to use mobile telephones or any other noise-producing device.
- In the ERLPR some services are provided by external agencies (e.g. refreshments). These services are intended for users, visitors and employees of the ERLPR. Charges for using these facilities are set by the external service provider. It is possible to use these facilities only in areas designated for the purpose. Such services are the full responsibility of the provider.
- When using services of external providers on the premises of the ERLPR, users, visitors and employees of the ERLPR are subject also to specific rules of operation of these providers. These rules are displayed in areas designated for these services or on the machines providing the service. The location and overhaul of such machines is the responsibility of the external service provider. The user agrees to the rules of operation of these external service providers by entering these designated areas or by manipulating with machines owned by providers of external services.
- Upon leaving the free selection of books area and the ERLPR itself, the user (visitor) passes through RFID gates. If the RFID gates indicate the carrying of a non-deactivated item, the user (visitor) should co-operate fully in removing the cause of the signal. A user/visitor caught committing an illegal act or immediately thereafter will be detained by employees of the ERLPR or external security service and subsequently delivered to the organs of criminal investigation in the CR.
Rules for use of computers with internet access and electronic sources of information
- The user’s method of working with computers is precisely defined at the relevant work station.
- Users work with computers independently. Users must be familiar with the basics of working with the Windows or Linux computer operating systems and the basic principles of working with the internet.
- The user is fully responsible for damage arising through incorrect manipulation with computer technology, including damage caused by user-induced viruses.
- The user may not:
a) use computers located in various parts of the library for other than the designated purposes;
b) attempt to obtain access rights or privileged status without entitlement. In the event of this occurring as a result of a hardware or software system error, the user is obliged to report this immediately to a member of staff;
c) provide access rights to a third party and engage in activity which would lead to an intrusion into the privacy of another user in the event the other user through carelessness would enable access to sensitive data (for example forgetting to sign out of an e-mail account).
d) use other programmes than those provided by the ERLPR; in particular the user may not use his/her own programmes
e) copy and distribute the operating systems of the ERLPR, installed applications, programmes and data bases or parts thereof
f) distribute illegal programmes, i.e. those not obtained or used in accordance with the law and licensed products
g) deliberately interfere with the work of other computer users, such as the running and efficiency of the network, e.g. by placing undue stress on the source, likewise using the network for unregistered and unmonitored access to other networks or the spreading of computer viruses
h) interfere with the configuration and set-up of a computer.
- Operation of the ERLPR data network may be restricted or interrupted due to essential (hardware or software) maintenance or for other serious reasons.
- The library is not responsible for any damage caused by a breakdown in hardware or software arising as a result of using computers at the ERLPR.
- The internet at the ERLPR is accessible as a source of information solely for the personal use of the user and primarily for study purposes. It is forbidden to seek, look at, print or spread WWW pages with pornographic or offensive nationalist or religious contents, pages promoting racism, violence or advocating the use of drugs. It is also forbidden to play games, whether gambling related or not, and anything else incompatible with the valid legal regulations.
- The user must respect all authorial rights in accordance with the law. Information obtained may not in any form be further spread, photocopied or copied, loaned, passed on, distributed, sold or otherwise used, especially for commercial purposes.
- Free use of the internet is available only to registered users of the ERLPR with a valid user card or user pass valid until closing time on a given calendar day (hereinafter single-visit card; see art. 8 of the LR). This authorisation is not transferable.
- A valid user card or single-visit card serves to identify the user before s/he begins to use the facilities. By signing in to the network, the user agrees to all his/her computer activity being monitored and makes a commitment to upholding the conditions of the Library Regulations.
- The library does not guarantee the availability of a vacant computer with free internet access via a land line; if all the computers with this facility are occupied, the user must wait until one of the computers becomes available.
- The library is not responsible for the non-functioning of webs of a third party, not even in the case of incompatibility with the installed browser.
- No claims can be made for internet services requiring the installation of supplementary software.
- The speed of connection of individual stations to the internet is not guaranteed. Therefore no claims can be made for the accessibility of internet facilities requiring a higher speed of data transmission than that which is available.
- In supervised study rooms the basic period for free internet access is 30 minutes; upon the request of the user this period may be extended by a further 30 minutes (i.e. + 30 minutes) only if no other user is waiting for a free computer.
- In supervised study rooms any decision on extending internet access beyond the basic period is fully within the competence of the library staff with a view to the specific situation.
- In supervised study rooms preference is given to an ERLPR user who is using the electronic search facility, in which case there is no time limit on use of the free internet.
- In the event of an increased number of people entitled to use the free internet access in the supervised study rooms, the order will be determined by the library staff.
- There is a fee for printing pages (see App. 1 of the LR). The user is responsible for the correct setting of the printer (number of pages and number of copies) and for paying for all printed pages.
Wireless internet access at the ERLPR
- On the premises of the ERLPR users have at their disposal a wireless internet connection
- For signing into the network by WiFi, the same user name and password are used as for signing in to a user account.
- There is no legal claim to this service and the library is not responsible for any loss of connection, lower quality or any damage the user may suffer as a result of such eventualities.
- Communication in this network is not encrypted.
- The library is not responsible for liabilities towards a third person which may arise as a result of a user using the WiFi facility.
- The library does not provide users with equipment (notebook, PDA etc) for using these facilities or technical support to those users using their own portable devices.
General conditions concerning loans
- The agreement of a loan between the user and the ERLPR in the form of a circulating or noncirculating loan is governed by the legal regulations of the CR, in particular law 89/2012 as
amended, and these Library Regulations.
ERLPR conditions concerning the loan of items
- The loan of items is decided upon by the ERLPR. Loans are conducted in accordance with the mission of the ERLPR, taking into account the conservation aspect of a selected part of the stock and general requirements for the protection of the stock.
- The following are on no account loaned outside the building:
a) items which for the ERLPR are irreplaceable and could be lost or damaged (e.g. specially designated library collections, printed matter issued up to 1918)
b) items belonging to the conservation fund obtained by the so-called statutory copy according to a special legal ruling (periodicals, including newspapers and regional publications)
c) items required for the daily running of the ERLPR (e.g. items in the reference library, items intended for staff needs etc)
d) items on loan from foreign universities (IIL) or libraries in the CR (IL), a condition of which is study room loans only
e) certain other items (microfilm, microfiche, gramophone records, compact discs according to authorial law, Czech technical norms (2 According to para. 8 of law 22/1997 on technical requirements of a product and supplementation of certain laws, Czech technical norms may be multiplied or extended only with the agreement of an authorised person or with the agreement of the Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing.) and audio-visual documents on CD-ROM, DVD or VHS and others (3 Sound recordings on compact discs which have been a library acquisition for less than nine months (the deferred period for circulatory loans, viz the licence agreement between the National Library of the CR and collective administrators of authorial rights OSA, DILIA, INTEGRAM, valid from 2.1.2004). The wording of §37 of law 121/2000, authorial law, further implies a ban on the loan of audio-visual documents, which in the case of the ERLPR needs to be applied to CD-ROMs and DVDs, which are also bearers of sound and pictures, and VHS audio-visual cassettes.)
- Printed periodicals stored at the ERLPR in digital form or on microfilm are accessible only via these media. The original is loaned only on-site on the basis of an exception granted by the director for a proven research purpose. The ERLPR reserves the right to refuse such requests.
- Requests for items from the main storehouse of the ERLPR are usually met within one hour. Items from dislocated storehouses in Pilsen are transported twice daily, from the Bušovice depository as a rule once a week but no later than within five working days. Upon placement of an order, the staff member dealing with the loan protocol will inform the user of the earliest opportunity for collecting the item. The information is also in the electronic catalogue.
- The study of rare items and selected items from the historical stock is subject to specific regulations. Such library items are placed in an air-conditioned depository and thus are provided for study only in the air-conditioned research study room. The user is obliged to follow the rules of the research study room and instructions of the research room staff (see art. 23 of the LR).
- Users may borrow documents from the library book stock stored either in closed storehouses or in free selection. Free selection is available in the central library of the ERLPR (Smetanovy sady 2) on the third floor or in the music cabinet on the first floor and in foreign library departments (nám. Republiky 12). Documents may be borrowed from the section of foreign libraries (nám. Republiky 13) or the music cabinet (Smetanovy sady 2). Documents available for free selection are intended for direct loans and may not be ordered via an account in the electronic catalogue. The ordering of such items via the electronic catalogue is possible only in the event that they are out on loan and not physically present on the free selection shelves.
- Prior to ordering an item the user signs into his account in the library’s electronic catalogue or via the internet. The user signs in initially using the number of his/her user card and given
password. The user is later obliged to change this password. (Passwords should be selected in
accordance with general guidelines for safe passwords: a minimum of six characters, containing
one upper case letter, one number and one special character, e.g. @ # & $ ^ _ *, etc.)
- Searching in the catalogue, ordering and placing a reservation are done independently by the user based on the chosen criteria, or with the assistance of library staff. If all copies of the given title are on loan, the loan system offers the possibility of a reservation, after which the user, in the event of the item being returned by a previous user, will be invited via e-mail to collect the item. In the same way the user is invited immediately to collect items which at the time of the order are available. Cancellation of a reservation may be done solely by library staff; the electronic catalogue does not allow this. All other orders, reservations and loans are evidenced by the automatic loan system. The system decides automatically on the allocation of specific items and as to whether a loan may be realised or extended. Items hitherto unregistered in the electronic catalogue are ordered by means of a hard copy application form in the loan protocol or via study room personnel.
- The ordered item should be collected by the user within the set time period. The time for arranging such orders is covered by item 4 of art. 16 of the LR. The ordered items are available for collection in the loan protocol for a period of 8 calendar days following their delivery from the storehouse. The same period applies in the loan protocol for reserved items following their return by a previous user. After this period has elapsed, the prepared items are disregarded or allocated to a further user.
- The user confirms collection of an item and awareness of the loan period by a signature on the protocol printed by the loan system either on the loan protocol or at the service counter in the free selection. The protocol is printed with a copy; the original remains at the ERLPR and the copy is given to the user.
- In the case of loans carried out by the self-check system situated in the area of the free selection of books in the central library of the ERLPR, the user does not sign a receipt; however, s/he still bears full responsibility for the loan. Likewise the user is obliged to inform staff at the check-out counter of any damage or incompleteness ascertained prior to realisation of the loan via the self-check system. User card and user password are necessary for the self-check service.
- After signing in to the electronic catalogue, the user is able, through his/her account to check the current status of loans, reservations and fees, as well as extend the loan time of circulatory items.
- When accepting a loan item, the user is obliged without delay to inform protocol staff or staff in free selection of any damage or incompleteness. Failure to do so will result in the user being held responsible for any damage ascertained subsequently.
- The user may at any time request a print-out showing the current status of his/her user account.
- Circulatory loans are subject to the following restrictions
a) number of active loans: 30
b) number of requested items for one calendar day: 20
Circulating loans of other items
When borrowing other items from the stock of the ERLPR, the following rules apply:
a) the loan period for text items containing static pictures, sound and computer programs on CD ROM or DVD is 14 calendar days and the loan is free of charge; if required, the loan may be extended by two further loan periods, provided the item is not requested by another user
b) the loan period for selected sound items on compact discs is 14 calendar days and the loan is free of charge; if required, the loan may be extended by two further loan periods, provided the item is not requested by another user. The maximum number of active circulatory loans is 10 items
c) the loan period for selected audio-visual items (films) from the stock of the German Library is 14 calendar days and the loan is free of charge; if required, the loan may be extended by two further loan periods, provided the item is not requested by another user
d) the loan period for selected sound items on audio-cassettes is 14 calendar days and the loan is free of charge; if required, the loan may be extended by two further loan periods, provided the item is not requested by another user
e) other items on CD ROM, DVD, compact discs and audio-cassettes are subject to the noncirculating regulations (see art. 22 of the LR)
f) copying items referred to in art. 18 of the LR is forbidden
g) the user may request a library staff-member to check the recording of a borrowed item h) the loan of these items is subject to all further relevant conditions of the Library Regulations
Inter-library services at the ERLPR
- If the ERLPR does not stock a requested item, it can, on the request of a registered user, arrange for a loan or copy of part of a document or article from a periodical from another library in the CR or a library abroad. In so doing, the library follows the valid rules and conditions (4 According to §14 of the library law and pronouncement of the Ministry of Culture 88/2000 and methodological instructions of the National Library of the CR; see price list.) for inter-library services (hereinafter IS) and guidelines of the ERLPR.
- The loan period of items loaned via the IS is set by the loaning library, which also reserves the right to loan the item on-site only
- For IS loans the user will be charged only with postage costs (see App. 1 of the LR) and the actual cost of acquiring and sending the requested copies. Such costs will be charged to the user even in the event that the ordered items are not collected following a request to do so within a given time limit.
- The user is obliged to respect the stated loan period for items loaned via the IS and in the event of an item not being returned within this period s/he will receive a reminder initially sent by email if an e-mail address was provided at registration. Should the user fail to react to this
reminder (sent in electronic form only), a second reminder will be sent after seven days have
elapsed, then a third reminder seven days later. The second and third reminders will be sent by
registered post, regardless of the non-delivery of a previous first reminder. The second and third
reminders will be charged at the rate stated in the price list of the Library Regulations of the
ERLPR. Failure to return an item after the first reminder will result in a blocking of the user’s
account for further circulating loan facilities.
- In the framework of IS and IIS the library which applied for the loan is answerable for the fulfilling of responsibilities by the user. It is obliged to uphold the general legal and methodological conditions regarding IS, the relevant guidelines of the director of the ERLPR and these Library Regulations.
- The loss of or damage to an item loaned via IS is dealt with according to art. 25 of the LR and App. 1 of the LR).
Loan period of circulating loans
- The universal loan period for all users is 30 calendar days, with the exception of items referred to in art. 18 of the LR and loans according to art. 22 of the LR.
- If an item has not been requested by another user, the loan of the said item may be extended. The maximum loan period is 90 days. Thereafter the user is required to present the item for checking and apply for a renewal of the loan. The possibility of extending the loan is determined by the loan system, which also provides a new date for returning the item. A loan may be extended by the user him-/herself by means of the user account or via library staff when visiting the library personally or via telephone.
- The library reserves the right in exceptional circumstances to request the immediate return of an item even prior to the expiry of the loan period.
- The approaching termination of the validity of a user card entails a curtailment of the loan period for an item. The length of the loan period for individual items is stated in the loan period. The reader expresses agreement with the protocol by appending his/her signature.
The return of circulating loan items
- The staff member receiving a loaned item conducts a check and decides whether the item has been returned in good condition. If the item has been returned in good condition, the library will issue upon request a printed document (protocol) concerning the returned item.
- If the user returns an item via the Czech Post Office or another delivery service, s/he is obliged to wrap the item appropriately and send it by registered post to the correct address. For such items no printed document (protocol) concerning the returned item can be issued. Completion of the operation may be verified via the user account or via e-mail or by telephone. Damaged or incomplete items returned in this manner will not be cleared from the user’s account.
- The user may also return borrowed items (with the exception of CDs, DVDs etc) via the so-called bibliobox of the ERLPR or University Library of the UWB (see App. 5 of the LR) (Also accessible via the ERLPR webpage). Items returned in this manner will be cleared from the user’s account as a rule the following working day. For such items no printed document (protocol) concerning the returned item can be issued. Completion of the operation may be verified via the user account at the appropriate library, or via e-mail or by telephone. Damaged or incomplete items returned in this manner will not be cleared from the user’s account.
- The user may not lend a borrowed item to other persons. The user is responsible for the loaned item for the period in which it is registered as a loan in the automatic loan system (except in cases where the non-clearance of a loaned item from a user’s account is the result of a demonstrable error on the library’s part). The user is obliged to return an item in the same condition in which it was borrowed.
- The user is obliged to respect a summons from the library for the return of the item.
- Non-circulating loans are conducted via study-rooms: general study rooms, journal reading rooms, special study rooms and the music cabinet and departments of foreign libraries. Access to these workplaces is on the basis of showing a valid user card.
- A visitor to a study room may use only one place of study.
- The user may use from the reference library publications required for study during working hours.
- Ordering items from storehouses is carried out by means of the user account in the electronic catalogue. The user signs in using the number of the user card and password. The initial password is the user’s birth number; each user can modify this to his/her personal choice. Searching in the catalogue, ordering and placing a reservation are done independently by the user based on the chosen criteria, or with the assistance of library staff. When ordering an item from the storehouse, one of the study rooms is selected (general study room, journal reading room, special study room or music cabinet) via which the item will be made accessible. Items hitherto unregistered in the electronic catalogue are ordered by means of a hard copy application form available from library staff.
- The period for arranging orders is governed by item 4 of art. 14 of the LR. In the event of an item being ordered via the electronic catalogue, the user is informed of the availability of the loan in the selected study room by means of an e-mail, which is free of charge. In the event that the requested item is out on loan, it is possible to reserve it via one’s personal account. Only a member of staff may cancel a reservation. In the event of an item being returned by a previous user, the user is informed of the loan in the selected study room by means of an e-mail.
- The loan of an item from the depository to one of the study rooms is for 14 days; this period may be extended by study room personnel, provided the item is not requested by another user. The loan period is calculated from the time when the item is received from the storehouse by study room staff.
- Requests for loans of rare items and selected items from the historical stock of the ERLPR are governed by art. 23 of the LR.
- In the magazine room the user may study items on microfilm on a reading device.
- Any personal items brought by the user for study purposes must be checked upon entry by a designated member of staff of the ERLPR; and likewise upon departure.
- Users of study rooms are permitted to use copying devices only according to instructions of study room staff.
- For non-circulating loans, the following limits apply:
a) number of active loans: 5
b) number of requests for one calendar day: 5 items.
Rules of the research study room
- On the basis of special regulations the study room provides non-circulating loans of rare printed items and selected items from the historical stock of the ERLPR.
- The research study room provides services only to registered users on the basis of art. 10 of the LR.
- A request for loans of printed material and study in the research room is submitted by an application form in the general study room of the ERLPR, by telephone (377 306 910) or via the internet (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least one day in advance of the requested study period.
- Prior to entering the research study room, the user should leave all outer clothing and baggage in the cloakroom. Personal items (such as stationery) must be submitted for inspection to the staff of the research study room.
- The user may reserve a maximum of five rare items for study. The maximum period of the loan is 14 days from the date of access.
- The researcher will be required to sign for the requested document.
- Rare documents stored at the ERLPR in digital form or on microfilm are accessible only via these media. The original is loaned only in non-circulating form on the basis of an exception granted by the director of the ERLPR for a proven research purpose. The ERLPR reserves the right not to grant
such a request.
- It is strictly forbidden to interfere with a loaned document in any way and to make copies thereof.
- For note-taking the researcher is obliged to use only a pencil and personal computer.
- Digital photography is permissible only by agreement with research study room staff and without the use of a flash.
- The researcher is obliged to follow instructions given by study room staff. Failure to do so may result in a refusal to allow further use of research study room facilities.
- If a researcher uses the research study room with a view to publication, s/he is obliged to cite the source correctly and state as the source the stock of the ERLPR.
- Using historical stock for purposes of publication is possible only by written agreement with the ERLPR and permission of the director of the ERLPR. There is no charge for non-commercial use; a charge is made for commercial use according to the valid price list of the ERLPR (see App. 1 of the LR).
Contractual charges, fines and recovery of unreturned loans
- The library stock is the property of the Pilsen Region and is afforded special protection.
- If exceeding the loan period, the user is obliged to pay the ERLPR a fine for each day late. The fine comes into effect the day after the stated return date. If this final day falls on a day when the ERLPR is closed, the valid date will be the next nearest loan day. Failure to pay such a fine will
result in a reminder being sent and the amount of the fine will be increased by the cost of
postage. The fine applies individually to each loaned item signed for and for each day or part of a day late.
- Upon the return or renewal of items whose loan period has expired, the library will charge a fine which the user is obliged to pay even if s/he has received no reminder from the library.
- If the user fails to keep the loan period, a reminder will be sent as follows:
- first reminder 8 days after expiry of the loan period
- second reminder 30 days after the first reminder
- third reminder after a further 30 days, advising of the initiation of legal procedures
The first reminder is sent free of charge to the user’s e-mail address. Should the user have no email
address, these reminders are sent by the Czech Post, registered mail. The second reminder is
always sent by the Czech Post, registered mail. The third reminder (an extrajudicial summons) is
always sent by the Czech Post, registered mail with a delivery receipt. There is a fee for the issuing
of reminders delivered by the Czech Post; the amount for reminders is added together. The charge
for reminders always applies to each individual non-returned library item. For further details see
App. 1 of the LR).
- Any deliberate damage or theft of items from the library stock will be subject to the standard legal procedures which will not affect the right of the ERLPR to full compensation, fines or payment of costs in connection with its rightful claims.
- The user is obliged to pay all other costs arising as a result of the ERLPR retrieving unreturned loans and debt payments by legal means.
Compensation for lost, damaged or destroyed items
- The user should inform the library immediately of the loss of any item, whether printed matter, CD or DVD etc.
- The user is obliged to replace any lost, damaged or destroyed item by a copy of the same title. By agreement with the ERLPR it is possible to replace it with a quality printed copy (with the exception of items on CD ROMs, CDs, DVDs and audio-cassettes according to the authorial law) including a modified cover. The ERLPR may accept as a replacement a different edition of the same item.
- The value of printed copies as replacements for a lost or damaged item may be expressed as the sum of the costs of copying (established as the total number of pages in the item and cost per page of the given format) and the binding.
- The loss of an item may, upon the decision of a qualified member of staff, be replaced by another item of the same financial value or likewise replaced by a financial payment equivalent to the full value of the item plus the cost of the library’s processing of the item. This option is used by the ERLPR in cases where the completeness of the library stock will not be compromised.
- The user is obliged to pay for all expenses incurred by the ERLPR in connection with any damage caused and removal of the consequences thereof, in particular costs connected with preparation of the replacement item (see App. 1 of the LR).
Information and reference services
- The library will answer any queries from users concerning books or related factual matters given in whatever form. .
- The library will provide a literature search on the basis of a written request from the user. .
- The library arranges group trips with expert commentary on the ERLPR and lectures for the benefit of users.
- Instead of the loan of a printed item, it is possible to request a copy thereof for the private or internal use of a user, whilst respecting authorial rights in the sense of §30 and §30a of law 121/2000 on authorial rights, rights linked to authorial rights and the modification of certain laws (authorial law) as amended.
- Copies can be made by self-service in the study room up to a maximum of 10 pages; more extensive copying is by arrangement (6 Exceptions are music sheets which, according to §30a of law 121/2000 (authorial law), may not be copied.).
- The ERLPR prepares copies on the basis of a user order. When accepting an order, the library may require a deposit be made; this will then be deducted from the final overall cost of the work.
- Copies will be made only of ERLPR items or items borrowed by the ERLPR within the framework of inter-library services both in the CR and abroad, and only for the personal use of the user.
- The ERLPR may, for a fee, order copies from other libraries either in the CR or abroad.
- In order to protect a collection it is possible to copy items published up to and including 1918 only on devices which enable non-contact copying.
- For printed periodicals (newspapers) of A3 format and over, copying is possible only by non-contact means.
- According to §5 para. 8 of law 22/1997 on technical requirements for production and on the amendment of certain laws, the provision of copies of Czech technical norms is governed by special regulations.
Library for the Visually Impaired
Jagellonská 1, Pilsen 301 00
- The ERLPR is the tenant of premises at the address Jagellonská street 1, 301 00 Pilsen, where it operates a specialised workplace offering library services to the visually impaired and visually impaired citizens in the city of Pilsen and West Bohemian region. This workplace operates under the name of Library for the Visually Impaired as part of the section for circulating loans. Loans are conducted via the automatic loan system.
- Items contained in stock of the Library for the Visually Impaired are provided by funds of the K.E. Macan Library and Printing Press for the visually impaired in Prague and are the property of this institution, which also provides a central register of the items and attends to their maintenance and withdrawal from circulation. The ERLPR borrows these items with the purpose of further loaning them to visually impaired and visually impaired citizens. The book stock is regularly supplemented by recordings of both music and the spoken word on data carriers which are the property of the ERLPR.
- All items which form part of the stock of the Library for the Visually Impaired are subject to the relevant conditions of these Library Regulations.
- The loan of books for the visually impaired is governed by an independent set of loan regulations (see App. 2 of these LR), which is displayed in the Library for the Visually Impaired.
náměstí Republiky 12, Pilsen 301 00
- The ERLPR is the tenant of premises at the address náměstí Republiky 12, Pilsen, first floor, and on these premises it operates a detached workplace with the name English Library, supported by the British Council (hereinafter English Library). This workplace is run in conjunction with the city of Pilsen, British Council in Prague and the ERLPR as a section of the department of foreign libraries.
- The universal stock of the English Library is a special part of the stock of the ERLPR and is regularly supplemented by the British Council.
- User cards issued according to art. 8 of the LR are valid for the English Library.
- The library is an organisational and administrative location for holding Cambridge Language Examinations on the territory of the Pilsen Region, supported by the British Council.
- These LR apply in full to the operation of the English Library, as does the list of prices in App. 1.
náměstí Republiky 12, Pilsen 301 00
- The ERLPR is the tenant of premises at the address náměstí Republiky 12, Pilsen, second floor of the courtyard wing, and on these premises it operates a detached workplace with the name German Library. This workplace is a section of the department of foreign libraries.
- The universal stock of the German Library is categorised as a long-term loan to the ERLPR and is regularly supplemented from resources of the Goethe Institute. Stock added from resources of the ERLPR is a permanent part of ERLPR stock.
- User cards issued according to art. 8 of the LR are valid for the German Library.
- These LR apply in full to the operation of the German Library, as does the list of prices in App. 1.)
náměstí Republiky 12, Pilsen 301 00
- The ERLPR is the tenant of premises at the address náměstí Republiky 12, Pilsen, first floor of the courtyard wing, and on these premises it operates a detached workplace with the name Austrian Library. This workplace is a section of the department of foreign libraries.
- The universal stock of the Austrian Library is part of the stock of the ERLPR and is regularly supplemented from resources of the Austrian Cultural Forum and ERLPR.
- User cards issued according to art. 8 of the LR are valid for the Austrian Library.
- These LR apply in full to the operation of the Austrian Library, as does the list of prices in App. 1).
náměstí Republiky 12, Pilsen 301 00
- The ERLPR is the tenant of premises at the address náměstí Republiky 12, Pilsen, first floor of the courtyard wing, and on these premises it operates a detached workplace with the name
Romance Library. This workplace is a section of the department of foreign libraries.
- The universal stock of the Romance Library is part of the stock of the ERLPR.
- User cards issued according to art. 8 of the LR are valid for the Romance Library.
- These LR apply in full to the operation of the Romance Library, as does the list of prices in
Rights of sources of information contained in the library stock
- The rights of sources of information contained in the stock of the ERLPR or electronic information sources are protected by law 121/2000 on authorial rights and rights pertaining to authorial rights and changes to certain laws (authorial law), as well as relevant implementing regulations. The use of all items from the library stock is subject to authorial law.
- Any information and data obtained in the ERLPR in whatever form and via whatever bearer serves for the sole use of the user of the ERLPR facilities. It is not permitted further to broadcast, copy or distribute such information or data, not even in electronic form, nor sell or make any other commercial use of the same. Failure to comply with these rules, including any abuse of data or information is punishable by law.
Removing a user’s rights to use ERLPR facilities
- An ERLPR user may be deprived of the right to use ERLPR facilities either temporarily or permanently for the following reasons: a serious breach of the conditions of these Library Regulations and appendices, inappropriate behaviour, including that which is at variance with good morals, or for hygienic and similar reasons. The decision to remove the right to use library facilities is taken by the director of the organisation upon a proposal by management workers, in particular heads of the circulatory and non-circulatory loan facilities and heads of foreign library departments.
- The ERLPR also reserves the right to expel from its premises an unregistered visitor for such reasons as stated in art. 34 item 1, and further for reasons of exceptionally dirty clothing, evident contagious disease, drunkenness, being under the influence of narcotic substances or for other reasons which could disturb or restrict other visitors to the library.
- In the event of a user or unregistered visitor being expelled repeatedly from ERLPR premises for reasons stated in art. 34 item 2, the said person may be permanently barred from entering ERLPR premises. Such a decision is made by the director of the institution. The ban takes immediate effect from the moment the decision is made.
Suggestion of users and visitors
- Comments, ideas and suggestions may be delivered orally or in writing to the director of the ERLPR or his deputies.
- In dealing with complaints, suggestions and notifications the conditions of the relevant legal regulations apply.
- Every written suggestion, complaint or notification is dealt with in writing.
Exceptions to the Library Regulations
- In special circumstances exceptions to the Library Regulations may be granted by the director of the ERLPR or a member of staff thus empowered by the director.
Validity of the Library Regulations
- These Library Regulations are issued by the director of the ERLPR on the basis of the conditions of §4 para. 7 of law 257/2001 on libraries and the conditions for operating library and information services (Library Law) and the valid Organisational Regulations of the ERLPR as Guidelines of the director č S – 9/2013, čj. SVKPlzen/774/13.
- With the issuing of these Library Regulations, as from 25.5.2018 the validity of the Library
Regulations issued as Guidelines of the director of the ERLPR no. S – 9/2013, čj. SVKPlzen/774/13
- The ERLPR is authorised to change the Library Regulations, in which case the valid version of the Library Regulations is available at https://svkpk.cz.
- The following appendices form an integral part of these Library Regulations:
Appendix no. 1 – Price list
Appendix no. 2 – Loan Regulations of the Library for the Visually Impaired
Appendix no. 3 – Library Regulations of the Virtual Polytechnic Library
Appendix no. 4 – Price list of the Virtual Polytechnic Library
Appendix no. 5 – Location of biblioboxes
Appendix no. 6 – Processing and protection of users’ personal data
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- Appendix no. 1 – Price list (valid until 31.3.2020)
- Appendix no. 2 – Loan regulations of the Library for the visually impaired
- Appendix no. 3 – VPL Library Regulations (in Czech)
- Appendix no. 4 – VPL price list (in Czech)
- Appendix no. 5 – Location of biblioboxes
- Appendix no. 6 – Processing and protection of users’ personal data
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