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)
- 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 19,800 records) is accessible on the intranet of the institute. 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. 30,700 records). In the reading room, current periodicals are available – in 2021, there are 35 Czech periodicals and 23 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.
Electronic Information Resources (Web of Knowledge)
In the period 2018-2022 electronic information sources for VÚKOZ (Web of Science) are provided through the CzechELib project. Access to licensed electronic information resources is available only to employees of VÚKOZ (and only from the institution's internal network). The use of these resources is governed by the terms defined in the appropriate license agreements.
Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental 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 a.m.