The library will be closed from 1.7.2021 - 31.8.2021.

We wish you a beautiful relaxing summer and we look forward to seeing you in the new academic year :-)



More information at:, or by phone 251 098 228251 098 205.




Opening hours

Monday 9:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 18:00
Thursday 9:00 - 16:00
Friday 9:00 - 12:00



phone: 251 098 205

Library management
Mgr. Štěpánka Tůmová
Tel. +420 251 098 228

PhDr. Jiřina Dejmková

Mgr. Zuzana Stádníková


AAAD Library electronic catalog


Digital library


Database Building Types Online
Access on computers (IP adresses) within AAAD building. Link here.
EBSCO Art & Architecture Source
Link here.
Use your login to the AAAD network.

Libraries online

GREAT NEWS !!! - see what EduID allows you (via university login details). From 2 November 2020, you can get, for example, to the National Digital Library-COVID application, where all digitized titles of the National Library and the Moravian Regional Library are accessible. Students and teachers of universities and colleges registered in the federation (including UMPRUM) and researchers can use temporary online access to more than 215,000 titles of monographs and periodicals, which is almost 64 million pages. The National Library obtained the consent of the collective copyright administrators, specifically the DILIA, OOA-S association, and also the consent of the Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers. These entities gave their consent without the right to financial performance.

ANOTHER GOOD NEWS - even the National Technical Library (NTK) publicly provides its digital collections in times of emergency! 

We try to be here for you and we are here, but if you still can't come, you may not find a lot of things and informations for this difficult time here:

Book dispensing window at the time of closing the library


How to use our services:

  • student card or ISIC is necessary for outside loans
  • there is no free access to publications, please ask the staff for assistance
  • you can check the library electronic catalogue before visit to see what literature we have and if it's available or not
  • there is 1-month-period for returning books, prolongation is possible (in person, by login to electronic catalogue, by phone or email)
  • shold the period expire, the chargeable reminders follow
  • after login to the electronic catalogue it is possible to reserve unavailable books or order available books
  • borrowing of books is for free, copy and print are chargeable


If you need any help, please ask the library staff. We'll gladly help you.



Electronic resources

Electronic magazines (for login information please ask the librarian in the study room)


Electronic resources available within AAAD building:

         More information about the database can be found here:





Electronic resources available via login to the school network:


Digital library:


Free available resources:


About the library

Since the founding of the Academy of Art, Architecture, and Design in Prague in 1885, the library has been an integral part of the school, and has been (and continues to be) dedicated to serving the faculty and students of the school. The library is open to the public, though use of the archives must be done on-site. In addition to having a collection that numbers around seventy thousand, the library also subscribes to periodicals and magazines from other countries, as well as from the Czech Republic. The specific collections within the library's archive reflect the departments of study within the school itself. Though direct access to the library's collection is not freely available, the current periodicals are at visitor's disposal for on-site reference. The library's catalog is available to the general public. Book collection is stored in electronic form, where the books are cataloged since 1940 until now.