The library is a professional information workplace of VÚKOZ, which is used for collecting, processing, keeping and distributing information from the environmental field, particularly ornamental gardening, and landscape development and conservation. It collects and archives primary and secondary sources of Czech and foreign literature according to the needs of VÚKOZ employees. The library’s mission is to provide an information support of their scientific and research activities. The VÚKOZ library is a general library with a specialized library fund, open also to both professional and other public sectors, especially the students of secondary schools and universities. Several publications are exclusive to this library and cannot be found in any other library in the Czech Republic.
- Loan services (presence services, absence services, interlibrary loan and reprographic services within the Czech Republic, international interlibrary services)
- Reprographic services
- Information services (consulting services – information on catalogues, bases, funds and library usage, bibliography-information services – information of a bibliographic and factual character, access to the bases of local data, consulting services)
- Free internet access, a reading room for studying
Loan services are regulated by the library rules, also including a price list of paid services of the library.
The library catalogue (which contains more than 18,800 records) is accessible on the intranet of the institute via a PC in the public reading room. In addition, there is also access to the HORT database (a database of selected contributions from the journals and proceedings of the VÚKOZ fund – approx. 28,000 records). In the reading room, internet and current periodicals are also available – in 2017, there are 30 Czech periodicals and 26 foreign ones. In the periodical collection, a number of rare and historically valuable journals from the end of 19th and beginning of 20th centuries can be found. Information regarding all periodicals, both current and received in past, can be found on the web pages of the National Library (Union Catalogue of the Czech Republic).
The sigla of the library is ABC513.
Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamentl Gardening publishes works from the field of landscaping, ornamental gardening and related scientific fields. Apart from this, various proceedings, methodologies, and monothematic publications are published.
Library opening hours
Wednesday – Friday: 7:30 – 11:30 am