Internal Circulation Policy

Library Card

You must present your library card each time you borrow library material. The person whose name appears on the card is responsible for all library transactions. If your card is lost or stolen, you must report this immediately to a member of the library staff.

Loan Policy

Library materials must be returned no later than the date and time they are due. No item belonging to the library may be taken outside the Czech Republic without special permission from the librarian. Loans can be renewed in person, via phone, on-line catalog, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may reserve books in the same manner.

Loan Durations

Materials available for longer-term loans:

  • Long loan (four weeks): books, working papers, journal duplicates
  • Semester loan (one semester): textbooks

Materials available only for short-term loans:

  • Week loan: items marked as a necessary study supplement for a given semester
  • Short loan/overnight (must be returned the next working day before 11 a.m.): items marked as a necessary study supplement for a given semester

Materials that may be accessed only inside the library:

  • Reference collection: selected books, journals, CD ROMs
  • Unique or archival publications
  • Newspapers

Interlibrary Loans

The library will endeavour to locate and borrow library materials not available in the Jan Kmenta CERGE-EI Library. Fees may be charged for this service. Sanctions will be applied if interlibrary loan material is not returned on time.

See Library Rules for more details.