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10 am - 6 pm


10 am - 6 pm


10 am - 6 pm


10 am - 6 pm


10 am - 2 pm



Standard opening hours: until Wednesday, December 22

CLOSED: from Thursday, December 23 till January 2

- 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

Other information, manuals

EDUROAM Wi-Fi Connection

Library Services

The FAMU Library provides service primarily for AMU students and teachers.

The registration is free of charge. Anyone with a valid AMU ID card or ISIC for AMU may request registration at any AMU Library (FAMU Library as well as HAMU or DAMU Libraries).

The public can use the library as well. Our collections are available to the public solely in the library. Without AMU ID card, cooperating specialists may loan items from the library.

The loan period for books is 4 weeks. The library sends an e-mail to the borrower’s school address to let him or her know when the book is about to become due.

Library Facilities

Study room

  • 20 seats, 4 PCs, 1 scanner (to PDF and picture formats)
  • Wi-Fi connection: see the manual for connecting a computer/smartphone to EDUROAM

Small video room

  • 4 seats with TVs and DVD/Blu-ray/VHS players
  • access to more then 1500 student films from the hard drive
  • headphones available at the circulation desk

Team video room

  • for about 6 persons
  • Samsung QLED TV (138 inches diagonally), Blu-ray player (4K resolution)
  • access to more then 1500 student films from the hard drive
  • wireless headphones available at the circulation desk

It is possible to reserve the room: personally, via telephone or e-mail to knihovna.famu@famu.cz.
Room’s availability overview: STUDOVNA.LIB

FAMU Library Collection

The collection of the FAMU Library contains more than 61 000 items (books, video records, theses, magazines, e-books, etc.) from many areas:

  • film theory, criticism and technology
  • dramaturgy and scriptwriting
  • photography
  • fine art
  • literary theory
  • game design etc.

Most of the books and films are available on the shelves. Readers can search and pick any book or video they need. Books are usually ordered by subject field. Part of the collection is stored in a depository (predominantly novels and old volumes of magazines).
There are magazines and journals available in the study room.
If you cannot find a book on the shelf, do not hesitate to ask the library workers at the circulation desk.

The Library Online

1. Web catalogue (searching, reservation, renewing loans)

Search in the web catalogue

  • by titles, authors, translators, actors/actresses, directors, key words, publishers, etc.
  • for searching for books on the shelves, it is useful to know the shelfmark (e.g. F FI-o, F FI-m) in addition to the title and author
  • there are student films only in the web catalogue (as “Student works”), all other films occur in the catalogue on the computers in the library

Books reservation, renewing loans

Login to your reader’s account:

  • to manage your loan terms, reservations, overdue fines, etc.
  • to renew your loans (possible only if the item is not overdue)
  • to reserve books currently on loan (red button “Request”)
  • to book magazines from the external depository

2. AMU theses online archive (AMU DSpace)

Use your AMU login credentials for online access to all bachelor’s, master's and doctoral theses after 2006. Older theses (before 2006) are accessible for online reading only in the FAMU library on selected PCs. Bachelor's and master's scenarios are only accessible in printed version and only in the library (they cannot be checked out). In the web catalogue, all the theses and scenarios occur as “Manuscripts”.

3. Online film studies databases
For information about and full access to online databases of articles and books, see the section Online sources.


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