Library News

Current Library Services

24 September, 2021

From 27th September 2021, the library starts to operate in following opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 10:00-17:00
Fri: 10:00-15:00
Sat-Sun: closed

For on-site study covid vaccination/past disease/negative test certificate is required. The number of visitors to the library at the same time is limited to 10.

NBER Working Papers

1 September, 2021

The library subscribes to NBER Working Papers. You can browse working paper home page at

New Library Platform

1 September, 2021

The libraries of Charles University started operating in the new library platform Alma. The platform includes a new form of the discovery service UKAŽ ("library catalog"), which allows simultaneous searching of printed, digitized and electronic resources available at CU. It also provides direct access to your library account for tracking and renewing loans and making loan requests. You may limit your search only to items accessible from the Jan Kmenta CERGE-EI Library.

Library Catalog unavailable 12th - 31st of August

1 July, 2021

New Charles University library platform combining library catalog and discovery service will be launched in September 2021. Due to the transition process, our library catalog will be completely unavailable from 12th to 31st of August 2021. No loans or catalog searches will be possible during this period. We would thus like to encourage you to check out any books you might need by August 11, 2021.

Current Library Services

29 June, 2021

From 1st July 2021, the library starts to operate in following opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00-15:00
Sat-Sun: closed

The library will be open for on-site study. The number of visitors to the library at the same time is limited to 10.

It is possible to return your loans anytime to the library drop box (in front of the library entrance). Returned items will be written off your account no later than the next opening day.

New Drop Box for Your Returns

10 February, 2021

A new library drop box for your book and other returns has been installed in front of the library entrance. The drop box is accessible 24/7 for CERGE-EI members, for others daily between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

As long as the library premises remain closed, dropped off items may stay on your library account for several more days before they are checked in. No fines will be incurred during this period.

Please use our drop box to return only items that you borrowed from the Jan Kmenta CERGE-EI Library.