Handy Links during the Closure of Libraries

[Updated on 19 May 2020]

Dear readers,

in this continuously expanded news, we will gather for you handy links to electronic access to information, e-learning, and alternative teaching possibilities during the present exceptional closure of libraries.

The closure of libraries – practical information

Updates on the Library of CUFA | Information on the closure, loans and their extension, and contacts.

‼️ Lending of Books vs. COVID-19 | From 20 April, the Library of CUFA restores lending of books in a restricted mode.

Electronic Information Sources – Basic Tools and Information

Search Engine UKAŽ | university-wide search engine which searches most of the available e-resources for Charles University

eResources Portal of CU | structured list of all available e-resources for Charles University with links to remote accesses to resources

A list of freely available sources (eResource Portal of CU) | a sub-list of freely available sources for the public

eBooks Portal of CU | search engine of e-books available for Charles University

eJournal Portal of CU | search engine of e-journals available for Charles University

List of newly added sources (e-sources portals) | sub-list of new available sources

Digitalization of Charles University | unitary interface of digital collections os Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences CU, and First Faculty of Medicine CU ( on the Kramerius platform)

Collections Exceptionally Made Available

Kramerius NL CR | 206,000 digitalized books, periodicals, and newspapers made temporarily available from the fonds of NL CR to university students and lecturers. Access expires on 17 May 2020.

  • On the expired temporary unlimited acces will follow up a service Titles Unavailable on the Market (DNNT) on the Kramerius platform. We are preparing more information.

Cambridge Textbooks | Over 700 temporarily accessible publications by the Cambridge University Press. Accessible until 31 May 2020

 De Gruyter | Multidisciplinary collection of e-periodicals published by De Gruyter. Accessible until 16 June 2020.

ProQuest | Temporarily expanded access to bought e-books for an unlimited number of users.

EBSCO eBooks | Temporarily extended access to purchased e-books for an unlimited number of users.

Project Muse | Temporarily available collection of books and periodicals on humanities and social sciences. Accessible until 30 June 2020.

JoVE Social Psychology | Interactive educational videos on the basics of social psychology made available for the public. Accessible until 31 December 2020.

Bloomsbury | Multi-discipline database of full-text collections of e-books. Accessible until 31 May 2020.

National Emergency Library | Collection of more than 1.4 million titles made available in the Internet Archive.

ProQuest One Literature | Fulltext database of literature and literary science disciplines. Accessible until 30 June 2020.

University of California Press Journals | Fulltext e-magazines made available by the publishing house. Accessible until 30 June 2020.

IGI Global | Multi-discipline database of e-books and electronic periodicals. Accessible until 2 June 2020.

Cambridge University Press | Collection of e-books by this publishing house. Accessible until 31 May 2020.

SAGE | E-book and video collections from social studies by the publishing house SAGE. Accessible until 5 July 2020.

Public Books Database | Continually built list of American universities‘ publishers exceptionally made available

JSTOR | Full access to all collections of digitalized periodicals and books until 30 June 2020. It is possible to download full texts. Accessible until 30 June 2020.

Taylor & Francis | Access to collection of e-books by the publishing house until 1 June 2020. Online browsing only. Accessible until 1 June 2020.

MIT Press Direct | Access to the production by MIT Press containing fulltext e-books on economy, environmentalism, philosophy, sociology, and IT. Accessible until 31 May 2020.

Press Reader | Daily press available upon release and an archive of the last 3 moths. All documents are in the original format including advertisements and photographs, etc. Accessible until 8 June 2020.

Harvard Business Review Press |Collection of e-books on economical sciences and management. Accessible until 31 May 2020.

BibliU | Fulltext database on psychology, education, and nursing. Accessable until 31 May 2020.

Elsevier ScienceDirect | Temporal access to textbooks by the publishing house Elsevier on many disciplines, including social and humanistic sciences. Accessible until 31 August.

Distance Education and e-Learning

Specialized CUFA webpage on E-learning | All information about possibilities of electronic and distance education at Faculty of Arts, Charles University, at one point

Other Links

Tech against Coronavirus | Continuously updated structured list of tools for electronic communication, videoconferences, and collaborative platforms, etc.

450 on-line educational courses by Ivy League universities production for free

Library of Czech Academy of Sciences | The registration fee is now lowered to a symbolic 1 CZK. By that, the users gain access to hundred-thousands online books, periodicals, individual articles and journals from the Czech Republic and the whole world.

the National Gallery in Prague  | The public presentation of selected collection pieces.

[updated 12. 5.] e-Knihovna Goethe Institutu | eLibrary of fiction in German, scientific literature specialized on the German studies and selection of German language learning materials.


The list of links is compiled by the Library of Faculty of Arts, Charles University

contact: Tomáš Vejvoda, tomas.vejvoda@ff.cuni.cz