Loan services and returning of documents
Palacký University Library provides in-house use for studying in the library and also loan services for studying outside of the library. Charge out services are limited to students of Palacký University, employees of university and other categories of users (eg. Graduates). Teachers and doctoral students participating in teaching can borrow even in-house use documents. As a library card works your ID card (ISIC).
Returning of documents via book drop
Borrowed documents can be returned out of opening hours of the library via the book drop (bibliobox). Documents will be write off the user's account no later than the following working day. Book drop is located in the area of Armoury, in front of these buildings: the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, the Faculty of Science (Envelopa), the Faculty of Physical Culture (Neředín). In building A at the Faculty of Law and in building 27a of the Faculty of Science at Šlechtitelů.
Reader's account (My account in Library)
Serves to control, loan renewal of borrowed documents and reservation of borrowed documents. For the establishment of a reader's account, users can apply directly in the library at circulation desk A and at all other branches of library, can be requested personally at the appropriate library or via mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ordering documents from depository library
Documents that are stored in depository of Central Library, can be requested via reader's account. Documents are accesible to study one hour after the request. Documents that are stored in depositories at branches of library, can be requested personally at the appropriate library.
Loan renewal of documents
You can extend only documents that has not been reserved by another reader. An extension is possible via reader's account or personally at the library, by phone (585 631 749) or via e-mail (email@example.com). Each document can only be extended three times.
Reservation of the documents
You can make a reservation of borrowed documents only via reader's account. Reader picks up reserved document at the branch he had chosen.
Price list is here.
Borrowing in-library books into the night study room
Readers can borrow books for in-library reading and studiyng into the owernight study room from 1st November 2017. You can borrow books one hour before the library closes. It is necessary to return the books the next day by 9:00 AM. Readers can borrow a maximum of 15 books. Category A readers can have a maximum of 25 books. The books for overnight use have to be returned into the book drop situated opposite the Armoury gatehouse, after 9:00 AM exclusively at the loan desk. In the case of late return you will be fined 50,- Kč for each individual book per hour. Enter and exit from the space of reading room is every hour (+/- 10 minutes) with your ID card (ISIC). Enter is possible from street Biskupské náměstí 1 (on the porter's side).
Laptop and tablet rentals
It is possible to borrow a laptop or tablet in the Palacký University Library in urgent cases. This is a short-term loan (for example, in the case of repairing your own device). Laptops are available at all branches of the Palacký University Library, tablets are available at the Armoury and at the branches of Faculty of Law, Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
Rules for renting laptops and tablets:
- they are lent only to students or employees of Palacký University upon presentation of a valid ISIC card or employee card
- they are borrowed for one day only (or until the end of the opening hours of the respective branch of the UP Library)
- they are borrowed through the library's lending system in library document mode
Interlibrary loan services (ILL)
Through interlibrary loan services readers can request from other libraries in the Czech Republic and abroad books and journal articles that are not available in the Palacky University Library or in other libraries in Olomouc.
Contacts and requests
- Phone: 585 631 731, 585 631 889
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Request form for internal users
- Request form for libraries - documents except the collection of the Library of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
- Request form for libraries - documents from the collection of the Library of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
The interlibrary loan service is provided free of charge. The user will pay only the price of copying services charged by other libraries and postage costs eventually incurred if the document is obtained by means of an electronic delivery service; see the Price list of charges and paid services.
Central library of Palacky University ("Armoury")
Biskupské náměstí 1, Olomouc, 771 11
ground floor, door number 162
Ivana Šlachtová (email@example.com, 585 632 954) is responsible for processing requests from the collection of the Library of the Faculty of Medicine.
Bibliographical information services
The Palacký University Library provides users with advisory and reference bibliographic-information services (BIS) related to the issue of available information sources and access to databases, bibliographic citations, publishing support, etc.
It processes research for teachers, researchers and postgraduate students of Palacký University. The search order can be filled in online or in person at the BIS office (Central Library – Armoury, ground floor, door no. 159). You can also apply for a branch search at the relevant branch of the Palacký University Library of the given faculty.
- Phone: 585 631 722, 585 631 744, 585 631 739
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Information Education offers teachers and academic staff training within which students learn to work with electronic information resources and after which they will be more efficient in searching documents for their work. The content of the training and its scope can be arranged. The most frequent topics are the right search strategy, search in catalogue and in licensed databases, paid by the university or ISO 690 citations.
Open Science Consulting
The Palacky University Library offers support and advice in the field of open science. These include open access publishing (magazine/repository selection,magazine verification, open licenses, etc.) and research data management (data management plans, compliance with FAIR principles, etc.). It also manages open access publishing in selected publishers under transformation agreements (Read & Publish). More information on the issues and services offered can be found on the separate Open Science website.
- Phone: 585 631 729
- Email: email@example.com
Inernet in the library
There are several ways how to connect your devices to the internet. You can find more information on Palacký University Wiki.
Printing, copying, scanning
Self-service copying and printing machines are available at all library branches. The copying is a paid service based on ID card with a pre-paid credit.
Credit for ID cards (chip cards, ISIC)
Users can prepay a credit (a minimum price 10 Kč) for copying and printing on self-service machines. The credit is paid at the "A" counter in the Armoury. Unused credit is transfered to the next school year. When a user gets a new ID (loss, damage), credit is transferred to the new ID automatically. After the conclusion of studies, the credits are paid back on demand.
Self-service scanning is free of charge.
Night Reading Room
The space in the ground floor of the Central Library is designed for night studies. Users can connect their own competers to the campus network. Night reading room is equipped with dining and beverage vending machines and private toilet. Enter and exit from the space of reading room is every hour (+/- 10 minutes) with your ID card (ISIC). Enter is possible from street Biskupské náměstí 1 (on the porter's side). Surveillance in the study performs nightly guard service at the reception (phone 1102). The study room is open all day, details od the operation are available in the operating rules of the night study in the Documents section.
Borrowing in-library books into the night study room
Readers can borrow books for in-library reading and studiyng into the owernight study room from 1st November 2017. You can borrow books one hour before the library closes. It is necessary to return the books the next day by 9:00 AM. Readers can borrow a maximum of 15 books. Category A readers can have a maximum of 25 books. The books for overnight use have to be returned into the book drop situated opposite the Armoury gatehouse. In the case of late return you will be fined 50,- Kč for each individual book per hour.
Zbrojnice (Palacký University Central Library or “the Armoury”) offers guided tours both for general public and professionals. It includes a tour around the historical building and obtaining information about library services. Tours are free of charge. It is necessary to make a reservation either by phone (585 631 749) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Palacký University Library (“the Armoury”) organizes various cultural events such as evening reading sessions, exhibitions, public debates, The-Night-in-the-Library event and “Board Games Evening”. It participates in Olomoucká muzejní noc (Olomouc Museum Night) and European Heritage Day regularly. Both students and general public are welcome. Free of charge.
Petanque course in Armoury courtyard is freely accesible to the public. We offer playing balls for rent - on reception on the ground floor of the library (ISIC).
Services for Palacký University graduates
You can borrow 5 books. You can coppy and scan.
You have a 5 % discount on Cambridge English courses (FCE, CAE, CPE); pretests and consulting service are free. The annual registration fee the British Centre is 100 crowns.
You will receive the graduate card here.
You can borrow 15 books. You can coppy and scan.
The annual registration fee the British Centre is 100 crowns.
You pick up the card in the armory building (Biskupské náměstí 1). You need to have photo. You pay 200 crowns for card.