The most important
things to know …

From library rules

  • All those entering the library must put their personal effects (coats, jackets, umbrellas, bags, etc.) in the lockers before they enter the library. Only writing materials, books, magazines and newspapers, and a notebook may be taken into the library. Do not place your valuables in lockers – the library will not be held responsible for their loss!
  • Eating, drinking, smoking, the use of mobile phones, and noisy or otherwise disorderly conduct is prohibited in the library.
  • Books can be lent out only against a valid reader’s pass.
  • Books may be borrowed for a period of 30 days. The loan of the book may be extended during this time if it is not required by another reader. Readers may not borrow more than 30 books at a time.
  • Books labelled STOP on the spine are designated for study in the library only, although they may be borrowed “overnight” or “over the weekend”, though never for a longer period.
  • Magazines may be borrowed only within the library.
  • Readers themselves must carefully observe the loan periods on borrowed documents. If these periods are exceeded a charge must be paid for each book on which the loan period is exceeded. These charges may be large if the loan period is exceeded by a considerable period of time – see below. The library system sends out a warning before loan periods expire, so make sure you read your university post. Readers themselves are, however, exclusively responsible for the observation of loan periods.
  • Masaryk University Library Regulations, including charges, is available here.