Tomas Bata University in Zlin

Eva JiřičnáCzech Republic

The Library of TBU in Zlín is a library open to the public that offers services mainly to University teachers and students but also to the public interested in specialized literature. The collections include books, professional journals, the daily press, CDs, audio tapes, video tapes, theses and dissertations, as well as provides access to a number of electronic information resources (electronic periodicals, bibliographic databases). The collection profile complies with the TBU requirements and the collections are being updated continuously. The number of scientific fields for which the Library guarantees professional information resources grows in accordance with the increasing number of degree programmes offered at TBU. The Library specializes in literature dealing with leather processing (besides others). In the past years the collections of TBU Central Library have been enriched with collections formerly owned by the abolished specialist libraries (Toma a.s., Svit a.s. and Pozemní stavby a.s. companies and the Svit Vocational School). These collections are being gradually and retrospectively arranged in an electronic catalogue of TBU Central Library. The Library resides in the newly-built University Centre (U13) and offers more than 500 reader seats; 232 of these are equipped with computers and others are provided with network and power points for readers to connect their notebook computer to the Internet. A network printer, a photocopier and a scanner are available to the Library users. The Central Library runs a campus site study room in Uherské Hradiště. The Library involves 12 smaller departmental libraries housing collections of scientific and specialized literature.

Title of library in local language

Knihovna Univerzity Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně

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Nám. T. G. Masaryka 5555, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic

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Research Library

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€ 18.819.000
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