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Library


Establishing of the Carlsbad Public Library is connected with the flow of Czech inhabitants to the border regions. Thanks to the gifts of Czech citizens, the library started its activities in 1946, but in very stressed conditions. In 1947, it was moved to a building on 7 I. P. Pavlova Street, which previously housed a German town library and museum.

Very soon it became a thriving library. Its services were used not only by Carlsbad citizens, but also by bath guests from whole world.

The library building became the centre of Carlsbad libraries since early 1950s, because from 1954, town branches gradually emerged in suburban districts. Today, the readers can use four specialised departments in the central building - adult dept., youth dept., musical dept. and reading room - and also 9 branches in various town districts. The branch in Drahovice is extremely significant, because it is the only library for visually impaired people in the region of Western Bohemia.

The books include literature in both Czech and foreign languages, non-fiction books, maps, music media, audio books, complete collections of Law and textbooks. In present, the activities in central building are fully automated by librarian system LANius; there is a public Internet centre and European Union information centre in the library. Similarly, two of the town district branches are automated - Educational Department on Lidická Street and the branch in Drahovice.

The town libraries provide book loans and reservations, information and retrieval services and also inter-library loan services for public.


Knihovna karlovarského muzea
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - dětské oddělení
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - hudební oddělení
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - pobočka Doubí
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - pobočka Drahovice
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - pobočka Dvory
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - pobočka Čankovská
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - pobočka Růžový Vrch
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - pobočka Stará Role
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - pobočka Studijní oddělení
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - pobočka Tuhnice
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - pobočka Vyhlídka
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - půjčovna pro dospělé
Okresní knihovna Karlovy Vary - studovna a čítárna