The CNB’s special library boasts a unique collection of Czech and foreign literature. It covers social sciences (economics, banking and law), some natural sciences (mathematics) and technical sciences (information technology).

The collection, which dates back to the First Czechoslovak Republic, contains many publications and journals made available by the CNB library to the public. It is the only library of its kind in the Czech Republic. It also provides access to specialised electronic databases.

You can study more than 80,000 volumes of publications and 700 periodical titles. They can be borrowed for use on the premises or checked out.

Standard opening hours:

Tuesday − Thursday: 9 a.m. − 5 p.m.

Changes in standard opening hours:

more information

Where to find us:

Senovážné náměstí 866/29, Prague 1


Services provided

Borrowing services – on-the-premises and home borrowing

Only books published in the Czech Republic that are not needed for the day-to-day operation of the library can be borrowed outside the study room. The borrowing period is one month. Other sources of information can be accessed in the study room only. There is a self-service photocopying facility available to visitors. Users must comply with the valid Library Rules.

Reproduction services – self-service photocopying of materials from the library’s collection 

Consultation services – information about the catalogue, the collections and how the library can be used

Internet access – fixed and wireless (Wi-Fi) connection

Library rules
On-line catalogue
Information resources