Study Issues



FSV UK has three libraries of its own: 

1) The Central Library in the Hollar building (Smetanovo nábřeží 6, Prague 1) serves as a methodology center for scientific information as well as a library
for the fields of journalism, media studies, and marketing.

2) Opletalova Library (Opletalova 26, Prague 1) specializes in economic literature.

3) Jinonice Library (U Kříže 8, Prague 5 Jinonice) focuses on sociology, political science, international relations and area studies, and history, but has a large offer of books generally related to social sciences.

Please, REGISTER ONLINE here. One registration allows you to access ALL Charles University libraries. The list of other faculty libraries is here.

All other details and step-by-step instructions on how to borrow a book are available here

The library search engine is called UKAŽ, for details click here .

It allows simultaneous searching of printed, digitalized and electronic resources available at CU.


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Each exchange student is sent a log-in name and password by email before his/her departure on-site into CAS (Central Authentication Service). You are required to change the given password within 5 days. 

The initial password does not allow access to applications, but it enables you to set your own password, with which you can then access all the applications used in CAS.

There are two types of log-in: a name log-in (sequence of letters and number(s)) and a numerical log-in (printed on your student ID right under your photograph).

Should you need help, contact our IT support.

E - resources


Apart from Charles University libraries you may use public municipal libraries (List and a map of public libraries). You will need to make a new reader´s card there, but the cost is minimal. Some of them have nice, comfortable study spaces, including mediatheques and, contrary to university libraries, SOME ARE OPEN ON SATURDAYS!

The National Library (in the city centre, near to the Old Town and Charles Bridge) is also open to anyone. You will need to register there for a small fee. The general reading (study) room is open from 9 am till 10 pm every working day, on Saturday from 9 am till 7 pm. You can also borrow an reader for electronic books there!

The National Technical Library is open to public almost 24/7. It has several reading (study) rooms, including an After hours study room (but usually packed).

The final option is a special café CAFEDU near the metro and tram station/stop Muzeum. It is open almost 24/7 and has several special rooms, including a team and silent study room. Book them in advance!


Writefull is a tool for academic writing that provides advanced proofreading in English. It is designed for all researchers and students who write and publish scientific texts in English, although they are non-native speakers.

Writefull uses artificial intelligence, particularly deep learning algorithms and an extensive language database. It controls texts via language models resulted from millions of scientific texts already published. Writefull offers the correction of vocabulary, grammar, style, punctuation, and spelling.


Knowing the rules of working with bibliographic data when writing a professional text is an integral part of information literacy in the university environment. The FSV UK Library has created these pages for students and researchers.