Czech Technical University in Prague

Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. CTU currently has eight faculties (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology) and about 23,000 students.

For the 2014/15 academic year, CTU offers its students 110 study programmes and 441 fields of study within these programmes. CTU educates modern specialists, scientists and managers with knowledge of foreign languages, who are dynamic, flexible and able to adapt rapidly to the requirements of the market.

In 2013, CTU was ranked between 451st and 460th place out of 17,000 universities worldwide in the QS World University Rankings, which is published in the Times Educational Supplement.

Czech Technical University in Prague – Central Library

The university library is an integral part of this academic body. Its position is defined in the organizational structure of the CTU. The Central Library is located in the National Library of Technology building (NTK).

Information sources

Unified search for specialized information in electronic information sources through the Summon discovery service.

The Library provides access to basic electronic information sources that cover the scientific areas and fields of study that are investigated at CTU.

The Library has been building up a specialized fund of printed and electronic documents. Information about the fund and about further services connected with the CTU fund can be found in the CTU online catalogue

The library is building up the CTU digital library as an institutional repository.

Information support for students and academic workers

The Library is involved in raising the information literacy of students. It facilitates students‘ work with information, and teaches them the ethical bases for writing scientific texts and final projects. In collaboration with teachers, the Library has been introducing information education into the education process. It systematically provides support for the use of information sources through special courses and training sessions, and by offering instruments and services that make it easier to work with information that has been acquired. Further information

Information support for science and research

The Library provides support for evaluating the results of university activities in the field of science and research. It deals with the methodology for the international evaluation of universities. The Library has joined in with activities in support of open access (OA) to published scientific results, raises awareness of OA at CTU, supports the development of OA for authors and also in the area of using journals and other publications in the OA regime. Further information


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Czech Technical University in Prague - Central Library

Technicka 6
160 80, Praha 6 - Dejvice
Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 224 359 802