General info

The section of borrowings is situated at the new building Faculty of Medicine at 1. PP (in Czech meaning) by lift or by stairs. The biggest change is that you can use the space of the library as the open shelves system - you choose the document by yourself and borrow it via selfcheck or in cooperation with us. Detailed information about staff or how to get to us - read the link Contacts. If you want to extend your borrowed title(s) - consult it, please, with the link Catalogue.

Section of borrowings - opening hours

MON - THU  8:00am - 6:00pm 
FRI 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Readers' cards

When you want to use our borrowing service, we offer you over 100 000 medical journals and monographs, textbooks and lecture notes for medical school, language textbooks, dictionaries.

Types of readers' cards:

  • Charles University (CU) student/employee card - the most common card, issued the first time for FREE, details of licensing. It is possible to buy a ISIC/ITIC/ALIVE version.
  • Staff of the University Hospital Pilsen and other interested persons may use personalized card of the external user. To obtain it for the amount of 200 CZK (payment by card only), please also contact the card service center.

Because we have one integrated system under the Charles University, the cards issued by the University of West Bohemia or Pilsen Card CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.

Loan period

The (text)book with  Period After first expiration
no label 5 months  it is a possible to extend loan for 5 months
green label 30 days it is a possible to extend loans one time for 30 days 
red label 1 day  must be returned next business day till midday

Infokiosks, selfchecks and borrowing desk

Infokiosk is a device that primarily allows you to view our Catalog, set up data in CAS or search for information in SIS.

Selfcheck is a device that allows you to borrow (text)books directly from the open shelves of your choice on your reading account.

With innovations, we have not forgotten the traditional borrowing desk we will help you with everything you need regarding section of borrowing.

Plan of the open shelves

mapka rozmístění volného výběru


If the reader does not return borrowed title(s) in time or does not extend borrowed title(s) he/she will be penalized:

  • 3 CZK per every day delay per every title
    (Saturdays, Sundays, summer holidays etc. are not included)
  • delay in returning of in-house loan (red label) is penalized 50 CZK for every day / every title
  • the fee for the 4th reminder is 250 CZK

If you loose the title(s) or damage it (e.g. underlining, torn leaves, irreversibly damaged binding) you must replace it by the same title(s) (including colour pictures).

If you damage/destruction/theft barcode you will be penalized 20 CZK per each. If you damage/destruction/theft RFID chip you will be penalized 100 CZK per each.


Bone model borrowing

Since the 2019/2020 school year, it is now possible for your own study purposes bone of the upper and lower limbs and skull model borrowing.

  • FIRST STEP is your reservation at SIS; read details about reservation
  • WHERE? Borrowing desk CSI
  • NECESSITY: filling electronic application for using services of CU libraries
  • before returning - the models need to be cleaned (wiped) with the provided disinfectant
  • POSSIBILITY of study at CSI ONLY

Bone model borrowing schedule 
MON - THU  8:30am-10:00am, 10:00am-11:30am, 11:30am-1:00pm,
 1:00pm-2:30pm, 2:30pm-4:00pm, 4:00pm-5:30pm
FRI 8:30am-10:00am, 10:00am-11:30am, 11:30am-1:00pm, 1:00pm-2:30pm