Library, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague © UPM, foto Kocourek

The largest Czech Library accessible for public specialized in fine and applied arts, architecture, design and related fields.
It holds about 190 000 volumes, including books, journals, exhibition catalogues and auction house sales catalogues.
Half of the items are in Czech language; important parts of the collection are in German, English or French language.


Literature in study room is freely accessible, free of charge.
Other items in the library catalogue is for enrolled readers and for reference only.
At your first visit, please ask at delivery desk for more information.


Opening hours
Tuesday—Friday 11—19 hours*
Saturday 11–15 hours
*after 6 pm — enter only from the 17. listopadu street

Closed at Easter — from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April


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ARTlib.eu catalogue — 11 Czech libraries together)


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Library of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
Knihovna Uměleckoprůmyslového musea v Praze / Knihovna UPM
17. listopadu 2, 110 00 Praha 1

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