General Library

Orientální ústav AV ČR
Pod Vodárenskou věží 4
182 08 Praha 8

Opening Hours

For the general public, visiting the library is possible by prior appointment only. To schedule an appointment, kindly contact us by phone or e-mail at least a day before the visit.

Tuesday 9:00-17:00
Friday 9:00-17:00


Head Librarian

Library Staff:

With over 200,000 volumes (including periodicals and manuscripts), the Institute’s library is one of the largest libraries within the Academy of Sciences. The library collections include mainly publications on history, literatures, languages, religions, and cultures of the countries of Asia and Africa.
Card Catalogue of the Oriental Institute (contains books acquired by 1991)