Information for new students

Information for new students

Charles University Student Cards

Bearing the name of the University and its emblem (also in hologram form), Charles University (CU) student cards serve as evidence of the holder's relation to Charles University and to one of its faculties or other parts whose name is printed on the card. These chip cards, issued in several colour-differentiated types, contain personal data, a bar code, a photograph and a signature strip.

Entry to the library and registration

All users have to (before going through the electronic gate) put their coats and bags into a locker. The keys to the lockers are available at the service desk on the student’s card.

Every student of the Law Faculty of the Charles University in Prague in possession of a student’s card can be registered in the Library. This card serves also as a library card and enables its owner to borrow and return books. More information about the registration is available at the information desk.

Borrowing of literature

Students of the Law Faculty can borrow books and other documents from the Library collection as:

  • Standard / faculty loan (home)
  • In-house loan (only in the Library)

It is possible to borrow:

  • books – books with green labels can be borrowed as charge-out loans, books with RED LABELS ONLY AS IN-HOUSE LOANS
  • journals – in house use only
  • textbooks – both charge out and in-house use
  • theses (final theses of graduated students, JUDr. and Ph.D. doctoral dissertations) – only in-house use, the online version is in the Charles University Digital Repository

Searching of literature

Complete information about documents in the Library collection (information about the location, possibilities of borrowing, etc.) is available in the discovery service UKAŽ.

In order to find a document in the Library, it is necessary to know its location mark which consists of:

  • Numerical collective code - e.g. 08.21
  • Country code – e.g. CZ
  • Main heading – e.g. SkŘí (it consists of the two initial letters of the author’s name and the two initial letters of the title, in case of collective authorship, it consists of four initial letters of the title)
  • Example: LANGBEIN, John H. The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial. Oxford: University Press, 2003. Location mark: 08.2/GB/LaOr

Bookshelves with numbers 0-8 are placed in Study room I, bookshelves 9-19 in Study room II, and bookshelves 20-21 in Study room I in the basement.

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