Because Strahov Library does not loan its books (considering the exceptional nature and value of the collections) outside the confines of the abbey, a reading room has been opened for the public to study the library's books.

Opening times

Mo   closed
Tu    9 a.m. - 12 a.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
We   closed
Th    9 a.m. - 12 a. m., 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Fr     1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Three fifths of the manuscript collection is accessible in a printed catalogue by B Ryba. New additions since 1992 are available in the List of New Aquisitions; some of them have been catalogued. The Reading Room's reference library contains common specialist and encyclopaedic literature related to the nature of the historic book collection, and also includes some special titles (especially a section on the Premonstratensians), along with whole series - with the odd missing issue - of some periodicals (Analecta Praemonstratensia, Archiv für Kirchengeschichte von Böhmen-Mähren-Schlesien, Časopis katolického duchovenstva, Sborník Historického kroužku), encyclopaedias (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Brockhaus), specialist encyclopaedic work and dictionaries (Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, Theologische Realenzyklopädie, Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie, Lexikon des Mittelalters, Dizionario degli istituti di perfezione), and other compendious works of a synthetic nature from the areas of historiography, history of art, auxilliary historical disciplines, and theology.

Reprographic and photographic services:
Photocopies: A4 - CZK 4; A3 - CZK 5