ICS Library

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8.00-11.30, 12.30-16:30


Contact Address
Ústav informatiky AV ČR, v.v.i.
Pod Vodárenskou věží 271/2
182 07 Praha 8

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Library of ICS

Contact Persons

Library Policy

The library of the Institute of Computer Science is registered at the Ministry of Culture as a basic library with a specialized collection.

The Library of ICS is open! The opening hours are:

  • Monday-Friday: 8.00–11.30, 12.30-16.30

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Most of your requests can be solved also comfortably via e-mail: knihovna@cs.cas.cz

The Library of ICS is CLOSED for PUBLIC, since 13. 3. 2020 until revocation. This is based on the situation concerning to Coronavirus. You can contact us via e-mail. We still provide the Interlibrary loan services. In such case, please contact us via e-mail address above. Thank you very much for your understanding.


We will inform you about sources and services that you can use via remote access.

21.1.2022: New books in Library collection from September till December 2021 are available on the Library's Intranet.

11.1.2022: Since 1st of January 2022 employees of our Institute can access collection of SIAM journals (full text) which brings you the latest in applied mathematics and computational science research. Access is currently limited until the end of the year 2022 at https://epubs.siam.org/.

7.1.2022: Since 1 January 2022, the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences is providing access for our Institute to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

3.9.2021: New books in Library collection from May till August 2021 are available on the Library's Intranet.

16.7.2021: Oxford University Press (OUP) has curated a collection of articles about publishing for early career researchers. Find articles from OUP’s leading journals on various topics including: First time authors, Research best practice, Predatory journals, Publishing trends and other.

25.6.2021: From July 1 2021, the Moravian Library will provide access to online database: DNNT (díla nedostupná na trhu) - works not available on the market, published before 2000 and newspapers and magazines published before 2010. As a user of the ICS Library, you will have access to this service via eduID.cz.

30.4.2021: New books in Library collection from January till April 2021 are available on the Library's Intranet.

3.3.2021: Read an E-Book Week | We have selected e-sources with freely available and purchased e-books (fiction, non-fiction, professional etc.) - almost 5 000 electronic book titles from 4 publishers: Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Taylor and Francis, other available e-books in ICS Library, free sources of e-books online.

19.2.2021: Springer has curated a collection of 301 most recent high-impact publications in various topics, including Computer Science, Math and Statistics by Chinese researchers across from Springer Nature. Articles and chapters are free to read.

28.1.2021: We have prepared for you a list of new books in the collection of the Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 2020 in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Technology.

25.1.2021: We present new books added to the ICS Library collection in 2020.

22.1.2021: Altmetric Top 100 - Explore the most discussed research papers of 2020.

14.1.2021: New books in Library collection from October till December are available on the Library's Intranet.

4.1.2021: Access to collection “Best of History 2020”: Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press) has provided access to their most read articles. Articles are available for free, for a limited time.

21. 12. 2020: The ICS Library would like to wish you merry and peaceful Christmas, and all the best, especially good health, to the year 2021!

27.10.2020: We have selected e-sources with freely available e-books (fiction, non-fiction, professional etc.). More in section Scientific Sources - Free sources of e-books.

15.10.2020: New books in Library collection from May till September are available on the Library's Intranet.

9.6.2020: Cambridge University Press has provided access to selected chapters of the latest books in the London Mathematical Society Series.

3.4.2020: Free access to book chapters, journal articles and other research resources related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Cambridge, Clarivate, EBSCO: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Healthcare Resource Center, EBSCO: COVID-19 Updates and Information, EBSCO: DynaMed COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), Elsevier, Emerald, IOP Publishing, OVID, Oxford Academic, Royal Society Publishing, SAGE, SIAM, Science Journal, Springer Nature, Taylor and Francis, Wiley.

1.4.2020: The Moravian Library has launched service Online.knihovny.cz, which aims to provide easier access for searching electronic resources available remotely. The site offers an overview of literature for adults, students, parents and children who do not have access to classic books at this time. It offers for example: professional literature for work, for leisure reading, e-resources for study or writing theses, school compulsory reading.

27.3.2020: On the ProQuest Ebook Central platform it is possible to access the collection of e-books for registered users of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Part of the collection is already purchased and is available. Users can download PDF or EPUB, print and copy without restrictions. Books have no limit on the number of concurrent users and are DRM-free. In addition, it is possible for library users to suggest a purchase of any of the 221 000 electronic books (if interested in purchase, write to knihovna@cs.cas.cz).