Our collection

The chemistry library's book and journal collections are housed in the National Library of Technology building:

  • On the shelves, for browsing and serendipitous discovery
  • In the Periodicals Reading Room
  • In underground storage

You can find specific locations (floor, shelf, Library of Congress classification numbers) in our catalog.

On the shelves (floors 3-6)

  • Essential scientific and study literature in chemistry
  • Textbooks
  • Bound chemistry journals

Location maps on pillars
Subject location maps are available on the pillars on every floor; do not hesitate to ask library staff for assistance. Most chemistry books are on Floor 5; chemical engineering/technology on Floor 3.

Red dots = non-circulating items
Items with red dots on their spines can only be used in the library. Everything else can be checked out (see NTK Conditions of Use). Use the self-check machines on Floors 1-3 or go to the main service desk on Floor 2 for assistance.

In the Periodicals Reading Room (floor 3)

  • Current issues of chemistry journals (most recent two years)
  • Database of ČSN standards

See newly arrived journal issues.

In underground storage

  • Other research books and handbooks
  • Dissertations
  • Bound chemistry journals (older volumes)

Use the catalog to order items from underground storage.

Some of the materials retrieved from underground storage can only be used in the library; specifically, in the:

  • Periodicals Reading Room (floor 3): Dissertations, textbooks, archival prints, handbooks
  • Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room (floor 3): Historical collections

Patrons from UCT Prague and/or IOCB have the right to borrow any item from the UCT, IOCB, or NTK collections, provided it can be used outside the library.


Last modified: 13.10. 2017 17:10