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Regional services

According to the Library Act No. 257/2001 Coll., the Research Library in Olomouc is considered the Regional Library of the Olomouc Region, and it ensures the performance of regional functions in cooperati­on with other commissioned libraries. The functions provide the main libraries with professional library services and assist in the development of the libraries and of their public and information services. Their performance results from the guidelines of the Ministry of Culture to ensure the performance of the regional functions of the libraries and their coordination in the Czech Republic.

There are 901 libraries in the Olomouc Region; 487 are public libraries and 414 are special libraries. The regional services are provided by the following libraries on the basis of contractual arrangements:

  • The Library of Olomouc
  • The Library of Vincenz Priessnitz in Jeseník
  • The Municipal Library of Hranice
  • The Municipal Library of Lipník nad Bečvou
  • The Municipal Library of Šumperk
  • The Municipal Library in Prostějov
  • The Municipal Library in Přerov

Department staff:

Mgr. Olga Macháčková
phone: 585 222 375

Blanka Nagy
phone: 585 222 375

The Research Library in Olomouc performs the following regional functions:

  • consultancy and advisory services, methodological visits, plans, analyses
  • statistics of library activities
  • education of librarians, seminars and conferences

Other functions have been contractually delegated to the commissioned libraries:

  • purchase and processing of the library collections acquired with the help of the funds of the Olomouc Region, and their distribution
  • creation of exchangeable library collections and their circulation and distribution
  • assistance in the review and updating of the library collections
  • maintenance of the automated library system
  • consultancy and advisory services