Palacký University Library

The building of the Central Library of Palacký University is commonly known as the Armoury ("Zbrojnice"). The term refers to the building’s history – it was built as an army storehouse during the reign of empress Maria Theresa. It served this purpose under various regimes until the 1990s, when the university acquired the object. It was subsequently renewed in the spirit of a quote from J. A. Comenius: "Turn armouries into libraries." In recent decades, therefore, students have come here to "arm" themselves only with knowledge from quality information sources.

If you are a student at UP, you must be familiar with the Central Library. Even as a potential non-student, you have free access here. The Armoury is a popular place to meet over books, at exhibitions, evening readings and other events organized by the library. On events such as Museum Night or Researchers’ Night, you can come to admire rare prints, or even just to admire the almost castle-like baroque vaults of the library halls. You also always have the opportunity to refresh yourself with something good from the Coffee Library right within the Armoury premises or take a breather at the Havel’s Place in the courtyard.

Biskupské nám. 842/1

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Mo–Thu 8:00–22:00, Fri 8:00–19:00, Sat 9:00–16:00 | seasonal changes may apply

free of charge



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