ICS Library

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Library of ICS

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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.

ATTENTION: Since 21. 10. 2020, the Library offers only remote services for the employees of ICS. If a personal meeting is neccessary, contact us via e-mail, we can arrange personal meeting.

Contact: 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.

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. All articles and chapters are free to read until the end of March 2021.

15.2.2021: Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences (LCAS) - operation of the library: From Monday, February 15, it will be possible to extend/make a new membership in order to make off-site loans. Opening hours are limited from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info.

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!

6.11.2020: Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences made freely available, until 30 June 2021 complete content of the Digital Library of the Academy of Sciences, for all researchers of the institutes of the Academy of Sciences, pedagogical staff and university students.

3.11.2020: The National Library and the Moravian Library made freely available online more than 215,000 titles of monographs and periodicals. Access is provided to students, teachers and researches at universities, registered at the eduID.cz federation. Digital collections can be found after logging in at https://www.ndk.cz or at https://dnnt.mzk.cz. Collections are available temporarily, during library closure.

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, ProQuest, 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).