Name :

-          in the national language(s) and script(s) : Národní knihovna České republiky

-          in English : National Library of the Czech Republic


Location/Address :

Klementinum 190

110 00 Prague 1

Tfno: +420 221 663 302


Web site :

Web : www.nkp.cz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/narodni.knihovna



 Edita Lichtenbergová  (Edita.Lichtenbergova@nkp.cz)



Short description of the institution:


The National Library is one of the oldest public libraries in the Czech Republic, its  collection includes over 6,5 million volumes and yearly it acquires about 80 thousand of new titles. It provides services to more than one million users every year, most of whom are university or college students, teachers, academics, scientist, and scholars. Each year, around one million books are lent. The library services are available for everybody over the age of 15. It acquires, preserves, continuously updates, and provides access to rich collections of both domestic and foreign documents, especially of Bohemica and documents from the social and natural sciences areas. The library takes part in many national and international research projects (digitization, collections preservation etc).


Short description of the authority data:


Authorities web site


Described entities (as of Dec 31, 2012) :

·         Persons 519046

·         Corporate bodies 122805

·         Geographical names  23155

·         Uniform titles  2129 (anonymous and series), author-title: 11683

·         Subject authority records  60898


Data provided in the authority records: MARC 21

·         Uniform heading

·         Variant heading

·         Related heading

·         Information note

·         Source of data found


Data provided to VIAF and number of records :


Authority records for names of persons and corporate bodies.

As of Dec 31, 2012 :

·         Persons: 519046

·         Corporate: 122805




The Czech National Authorities file is  built since 1995. The authority file is created in cooperation with other Czech libraries.