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10 AM – 6 PM
10 AM – 6 PM
10 AM – 6 PM
10 AM – 6 PM
10 AM – 2 PM



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Smetanovo nábř. 2, 116 65 Praha 1
1st floor of the Lažanský palace


E-mail: knihovna.famu@famu.cz 
Phone Library (circulation desk): +420 234 244 313
Phone Head of Library: +420 234 244 312
Phone Office: +420 234 244 314

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Mgr. Eliška Mlynariková
Head of Library
E-mail: eliska.mlynarikova@famu.cz
Tel: +420 234 244 312

Bc. Lucie Měchurová
Information and library worker
E-mail: lucie.mechurova@famu.cz
Phone: +420 234 244 313

Mgr. Michal Hokynek
Information and library worker
E-mail: michal.hokynek@famu.cz
Phone: +420 234 244 314

Radek Hylmar, Ph.D.
Information and library worker
E-mail: radek.hylmar@famu.cz
Telefon: +420 234 244 314

Mgr. Alena Palúchová
Information and library worker
E-mail: alena.paluchova@famu.cz
Phone: +420 234 244 314

Mgr. Tobiáš Kolmačka
Information and library worker
E-mail: tobias.kolmacka@famu.cz
Phone: +420 234 244 314


Study room

  • 20 seats, 4 PCs, 1 scanner (to PDF and picture formats)
  • Wi-Fi connection: see the manual for connecting a computer/smartphone to EDUROAM

Small video room

  • 4 seats with TVs and DVD/Blu-ray/VHS players
  • access to more then 1500 student films on the hard drive
  • headphones available at the circulation desk

Team video room

  • for about 6 persons,TV (54 inches diagonally), Blu-ray player
  • access to more then 1500 student films on the hard drive
  • wireless headphones available at the circulation desk

It is possible to reserve the room: personally, via telephone or e-mail to knihovna.famu@famu.cz.
Room’s availability overview: STUDOVNA.LIB

Didn't find what you need? Suggest the item for purchase using this ONLINE FORM.


The FAMU Library provides service primarily for AMU students and teachers.

The registration is free of charge. Anyone with a valid AMU ID card or ISIC for AMU may request registration at any AMU Library (FAMU Library as well as HAMU or DAMU Libraries).

The public can use the library as well. Our collections are available to the public solely in the library. Without AMU ID card, cooperating specialists may loan items from the library.

The loan period for books is 2-4 weeks. The library sends an e-mail to the borrower’s school address to let him or her know when the book is about to become due.


The collection of the FAMU Library contains more than 61 000 items (books, video records, theses, magazines, e-books, etc.) from many areas:

  • film theory, criticism and technology
  • dramaturgy and scriptwriting
  • photography
  • fine art
  • literary theory
  • game design etc.

Most of the books and films are available in open access area. Readers can search and pick any book or video they need. Books are usually arranged by subject field. See the shelfmarks and books arrangement overview.
Part of the collection is stored in a depository (predominantly novels and old volumes of magazines).
Magazines and journals are available in the study room.
If you cannot find a book on the shelf, do not hesitate to ask the library workers at the circulation desk.



Online catalog (searching, reservation, renewing loans)

Search in the online catalog

  • by titles, authors, translators, actors/actresses, directors, key words, publishers, etc.
  • for searching for books on the shelves, it is useful to know the shelfmark (e.g. F FI-oF FI-m) in addition to the title and author
  • Films: there are student films only in the public online catalog. 
    For searching for all films from outside the Library, find the FAMU Library public online catalog, login to the reader’s account with your AMU credentials (“Login” button at the top right corner) and choose the non-public catalog from the menu Select catalog. It has the Czech title “Interní katalog knihovny FAMU”. The non-public catalog has also a different color than public catalog.
     See the manual.

Books reservation, renewing loans

Login to your reader’s account:

  • to manage your loan terms, reservations, overdue fines, etc.
  • to renew your loans (possible only if the item is not overdue)
  • to reserve books currently on loan (“Request” button)

AMU theses online archive (AMU DSpace)

Bachelor's and Master's theses are accessible in DSpace according to their date of creation: "2016–present" freely available, "2006–2015" after login, older than 2006 only on computers in the Library. Bachelor's and master's scenarios are only accessible in printed version and only in the library (they cannot be checked out). In the web catalog, all the theses and scenarios occur as “Theses”.

Online film studies databases
For information about and full access to online databases of articles and books, see the section Online sources.

Research Application (ATLAS.ti)

  • software for qualitative data management and analysis
  • textual, graphical and audiovisual formats supported
  • artificial intelligence techniques for the text data analyses
  • available 5 licenses for AMU students and employees

In case you are interested in borrowing one of the license, please contact the head of the FAMU Library Eliška Mlynáriková: eliska.mlynarikova@famu.cz.