“Public library is a local gate to the world of knowledge and a fundamental premise for
life-long education, independent decision making and cultural development of individuals and social groups.”
We go to libraries to inspire ourselves with achievements or mistakes of others, to find wisdom and errors of human spirit, to assuage our need for learning and knowledge. Libraries are cultural institutions providing milieu for self-education, offering quality leisure time and access to multitude of otherwise inaccessible information.
What does it mean when we say LIBRARY
In many languages the term “library” has its root in the Greek language biblos=book and téké=shelf or in Latin liber=book
Most Czech libraries are now by nature hybrid, which means that they provide information from printed and also from electronic resources. They increasingly explore external and remote resources. What can you use and what is available in a given library may be found in a section “Library collections”