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News from the Central Library of Charles University

IMPORTANT! Before we launch a new platform from September 2021, it is necessary to temporarily close all libraries’ operation at Charles University. The temporary shutdown will take place from 12 to 31 August 2021 inclusive. Data from existing systems will be transferred to the new platform, the system configuration will be finalized, and we will train all CU libraries staff during this period.

Published Jul 19, 2021

Closing of the library system (12.-31.8.2021)

As part of the transition to the new Alma library software, the Aleph integrated library system will be completely locked between August 12th and 31st, 2021. At this time, it will not be possible to work in it at all, including the loan protocol. Both the electronic library catalog (OPAC) and the GEOBIBLINE database will not work (Geobibline will be inaccessible until the end of September). All libraries of the Charles University will be completely closed during this period and will not be able to confirm output sheets to employees.

Published Jun 22, 2021

Summer closing of the Geographical Library

From July 19th to August 31st, 2021, the Geographical Library will be closed to the public and will not provide any services. There will be undergoing renovations in the library, and during August the entire Charles University will be transitioning to the new platform Alma – an Integrated Library System offered by Israeli company Ex Libris. The system will probably not be available until the beginning of September. So secure your loans on time! It will be possible to return books to the bibliobox in front of the entrance to the library.

Published Jun 09, 2021

The Geographical Library opens April 19th, 2021!

Based on measures of the Task Force of the Faculty of Science, the Geographical Library is again accessible for borrowing documents on a personal basis since Monday, April 19th, 2021. Nevertheless it still operates in a limited mode. You can come to borrow or return books on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning (9-12 am), but study rooms and PC stations are still not available. All loans of our readers have been extended until April 30th, 2021.

Published Apr 15, 2021

Borrowing books is possible again from Thursday, April 1, 2021!

The limited operation of the Geographical Library's lending services will resume from the next week. Loans can be picked up every Thursday from 9 am to 11 am after prior reservation using the online form (link below) and a subsequent confirmation by email from the library.

Published Mar 24, 2021

Current functioning of the library

Although The Geographical Library is closed (study rooms, access to PCs ...), contactless lending and returning documents in restricted mode is still possible – but only on Wednesdays (9-11 am)!

Published Feb 22, 2021

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