MIA CAS library, catalogues
For common searches in all parts of the library collection, we present as a basic catalogue the MIA CAS Collective Catalogue of Libraries (including the Library of the Archives of the CAS, the Library of the Masaryk Institute of the CAS, the historical T. G. Masaryk Library and the original T. G. Masaryk Professor Library). The individual catalogues of the sub-libraries are listed below. For the historical holdings of the T. G. Masaryk Library, a guide for specialized searching and retrieval of the collection of old prints is included.
To order a book
For external users
For registered external users, ordered library items are available only for study in the MÚA research room (during the opening hours of the research room and after reservation of a seat). For operational reasons, orders must be placed at least three working days in advance (form on the library website) and wait for processing.
Books are collected from multiple libraries
Library of the Archives of the CAS
The library has been continuously built since 1953, when the Archives of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences was established. It contains publications on Czech history, archives, history of science and codicology, and also includes the library of the former Cabinet for the Study of the Works of Z. Nejedlý of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.More about the Library of the Archives of the CAS View the partial catalogue View the card catalogue
Library of the Masaryk Institute of the CAS
The Library of the former Masaryk Institute of the CAS was established with the founding of the Institute in 1995. It offers contemporary book production covering the period before the establishment of the First Republic up to the mid-20th century, personalities of that time and related social, cultural and political history. It continuously adds to the collection the production of its own publishing house.More about the Masaryk Institute of the CAS Library View the partial catalogue
T. G. Masaryk Library
The library has been built since the establishment of the Masaryk Institute of the CAS in 1995. It offers contemporary book production thematically covering Czech and Central European history from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.More about the T. G. Masaryk Library View the partial catalogue
T. G. Masaryk Professor Library
Part of Masaryk’s personal library, originally part of the library of the T. G. Masaryk Institute. In 1990 it was transferred from the abolished Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia to Charles University, since 2017 it has been stored in the MIA CAS on the basis of a cooperation agreement.More about the T. G. Masaryk Professor Library View the partial catalogue
Opening hours of the libraries:
For the public
Mon: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
For MIA CAS staff
Masaryk CAS Institute Library and T.G. Masaryk Library
Mon: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
CAS Archives Library
Tue: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wed: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
tel: +420 286 010 543 (594, 541)
The reading room of the archive also serves as a study room of the library. In addition to requested loans, there is also a reference library.
Mon: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.