Opening hours during Christmas time

The library will be closed from December 22nd, 2018 until January 1st, 2019. Thank you for your understanding.

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, 228
fax: 251 098 240

Library management
Bc. Eva Mertová
Tel. +420 251 098 205

PhDr. Jiřina Dejmková

Bc. Anna Rýznarová


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.
ProQuest Art, Design & Architecture Collection
Link here.
Use your login to the AAAD network


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:


Electronic resources available via login to the school network:


Digital library:




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 fifty-five thousand, the library also carries forty-five periodicals and magazines from other countries, as well as fifty-five 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. Books from the collection may be photocopied for study purposes, for which the library charges a fee. 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.