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Everyone may visit us although we are here primarily for our students and teachers. Our collections are available to the public solely in the library.

The on-line library Catalogue does not include the records of the video collection; this is only available in the catalogue in the Library.





10 am - 6 pm


10 am - 6 pm


10 am - 6 pm


10 am - 6 pm


10 am - 2 pm

- all areas of the Library and study rooms are accessible

- when entering and staying in the library, please follow the 3R rule (respirator, hand disinfection and 1.5 m spacing)

- don't forget to use online resources

- for updates please follow the information on our websites or on Facebook


Smetanovo nábř. 2, 116 65 Praha 1
1st floor of the Lažanský palace


Email: knihovna.famu@famu.cz 
Phone Library and Videotheque (circulation desk):: +420 234 244 313
Phone Head of Library and Office 1: +420 234 244 312
Phone Office 2: +420 234 244 314

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Mgr. Eliška Mlynariková
Head of Library
E-mail: eliska.mlynarikova@famu.cz
Tel: +420 234 244 312

Bc. Lucie Měchurová
Information and library worker
E-mail: lucie.mechurova@famu.cz
Phone: +420 234 244 313

Zlata Faustusová 
Information and library worker
E-mail: zlata.faustusova@famu.cz
Phone: +420 234 244 313

Mgr. Michal Hokynek
Information and library worker
E-mail: michal.hokynek@famu.cz
Phone: +420 234 244 312

Radek Hylmar, Ph.D.
Information and library worker
E-mail: radek.hylmar@famu.cz
Telefon: +420 234 244 312

For FAMU staff and students:

Didn't you find a book, magazine or movie in our library catalogue which you think we should add? You can suggest buying them!

Your proposals will be considered and if they fit our library profile we will try to add them into our collection. You will be informed by e-mail within 30 days if your proposed title is purchased.

You can send us your suggestions via this online FORM.


The FAMU Library provides services to AMU students and teachers in particular; however, it is also open to the public depending on capacity and within the scope of the Library Rules and Regulations and the relevant Addenda thereto.

People intending to loan items may request registration at any Faculty Library within AMU. All you need to do this is your AMU ID card. A user category determining the user’s specific rights must always be assigned. The registration is free of charge. The user must read the Library Rules and Regulations and the Addenda thereto upon registration.

Cooperating specialist institutions or staff may also loan items within the stipulated mode. In such a case, the Library shall issue a special ID card.  

In specifically stipulated cases, some documents may carry a requirement for a deposit to be made.



The collections of the FAMU Library amount to almost 40,000 units in free selection mode: general as well as special encyclopaedias, works on the history of cinematography, film theory, criticism and technology, theory, techniques and history of photography, dramaturgy and scriptwriting, management, art, aesthetics, philosophy, psychology and teaching, literary theory and fiction, textbooks, dictionaries, vintage magazines in the field, films for study purposes, video records. Every year, there are subscriptions to about 30 magazines, both Czech ad foreign.

Our collection consists of:

- over 21,900 books, textbooks and bound specialist magazines;
- over 4,600 university theses;
- over 2,900 videotapes;
- over 12,500 DVDs;
- over 1,300 BDs;
- over 1,560 video files;
- 18 CD ROMs.

Records of all FAMU Library collections are available in online catalogue.


1. In TRITIUS, the electronic catalogue which is accessible on-line (at any time, from anywhere) at AMU website, Library section. You can restrict your search to your Faculty Library, or search the entire AMU catalogue. You can search by: general type of document, document type, author, translator, actor, presenter, name, keywords, publisher etc. Queries allow specification and combination. See the Search Instructions for more details. The Library also offers individual tutorials where you can learn to work with the catalogue hands-on. 

2. In free selection mode – books in shelves: Each field: FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY, LITERATURE, ARTS and SOCIAL SCIENCES is further divided into sub-groups in the shelves: Monographs – sorted by people (photographer, film artist, visual artist etc.). History – sorted by names or relevant territories (national cinematographies). Theory – sorted by names. Technology – sorted by names. Textbooks (in all fields) – sorted by names.

Please do not put back books you have taken off the shelf but do not wish to take home; put such books on the nearest table.


- the FAMU Library catalogue contains almost 58,000 items of various document types (books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, plays, …);
- allows you to check the status of your loans, reservations, fines etc.;
- allows you to make reservations and prolong your loans from anywhere;
- allows you to restrict your search to any of the AMU Faculty Libraries;
- and a lot of other things – come and learn more in your Library!


- books;
- university theses and other scientific works;
- bound periodicals;
- films on videotapes, DVD, BLU-RAY and in digital video files.

The video record catalogue (except student films) is accessible SOLELY from the computers in the Library!

Get all the item codes once you have found your requested video recording. Remember to make sure the document is available.

For books, make a note of the shelf and name of the book, not the code!

You can also make a reservation or prolong a document remotely if you sign on to CARMEN (signing on is identical to signing on to AMU network). Fiction and magazines must be ordered from storage; these will be available on the next day. Theses and scientific works are accessible in the hard copy, or digital form only in the library study room in compliance with the applicable regulations.


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