Accessing the Documents

The rules of accessing documents from the Special Collections of the Slavonic Library, as well as rules for using reading room and working with documents are based on the Rules and Regulations of the National Library of the Czech Republic and other instructions of the library. Documents are accessible only to users registered in the Slavonic Library and can be delivered only to the library reading room during the library's opening hours. None of the documents can be checked out and must stay in the reading room.

Only the documents from processed and cataloged collections (i.e. those you can find on-line) are accessible. Uncataloged collections will stay inaccessible.

To order the documents, it is necessary to submit a list of catalog numbers and inventory items you need to a person in charge. Orders can be also submitted by email at: sluzby.sk@nkp.cz. The documents will be ready in the reading room the following working day. Due to limited space, it is possible to order 5 archival boxes per day at the most.

The researcher must record his/her work in the sheet kept in every archival box and return the box to the librarian after he/she finishes working. He/she must also keep documents in the original order and not pull them out of their covers. Every document out of order should be reported to the librarian.

Pavlo Kovzhun; ex libris of Sviatoslav Hordynskyi
Pavlo Kovzhun; ex libris of Sviatoslav Hordynskyi

Copying Rules

For personal purposes, it is possible to make copies of the documents from the Special Collections using own digital camera (no flash) for free.

Copying documents for non-personal purposes (for reproduction in books etc.) is possible only after approval of the Copying for a Non-Personal Purpose Declaration.

According to the paragraph 16.2 of the National Library of the Czech Republic Fees and Services Price List, the fee for copying for non-personal purposes is 100,- CZK for one page. The fee should be paid at the front desk of the Slavonic Library.

Rules and fees of copying documents from the Special Collections for commercial purposes (TV, film, postcards, calendars, souvenirs etc.) must be set by an individual contract.

Copying documents from the Special Collections to the customer's order is also available. Rules, instructions and fees are set in Instructions for Use of Photoduplication Services Made to Orderfor Copying to Order (namely the part Instructions for making copies to order in the National Library of the Czech Republic, Paragraph C) and in the National Library of the Czech Republic Fees and Services Price List.