Bory Library

Virtual tour of the library

If you have not visited us yet, you can tour our library from the comfort of your own home. We have prepared a virtual library tour for you!

Library collection and focus

The Bory Library provides services mainly to the faculties and departments on the Bory campus (FAV, FST, FEK, FEL, FDU and ÚJP). This corresponds to the majority focus of the collection of documents and electronic information resources divided according to individual fields of study.

The book collection is available for open shelf access on the 2nd floor or by ordering from the depository. Periodicals, daily newspapers, publications by UWB staff are available for on-site study only.

University theses are available for on-site study (2002-2020) upon ordering from the depository. Theses defended in 2012 and later are available in full-text in the UWB Digital Library (except for theses that were granted an exception by the Dean). From 2021 onwards, university theses are only available in electronic form.

Open shelf collection and reading rooms

Book loan services and periodicals reading room

  • opening hours, address: Univerzitní 18, Plzeň
  • e-mail: , telephone: +420 377 637 755
  • 1st floor, room UB111
  • lending and reference services, self-service lending facility "self-check"
  • borrowing keys to lockers and study rooms on the 1st floor, borrowing laptops, data projectors, sofas and games
  • the sale of office supplies, pick-up point for the UWB University Press e-shop, charging of JIS cards
  • payments via the payment terminal
  • periodicals and daily newspapers (available only for study on-site)
  • overview of new items in the library collection
  • 20 study places, 3 PCs (online catalog, printing services)
  • 2 multifunction devices (copy, print, scan)
  • self-service ring binding, document lamination

Open shelf section and study room

  • 2nd floor, room UB211
  • information desk – methodological assistance in searching databases and literature search service
  • 218 study places, 36 of which are equipped with a computer
  • computers with access to ČSN standards, DNNT, the Lexicon of Metals, the Albertina database – Company monitor
  • 1 multifunction device (copy, print, scan)


  • collection of publications, university theses (2002–2020, available only for study on-site), an archive of periodicals
  • titles from the depository that are not available in the open shelf collection are available by ordering from the Aleph online catalog or directly at the library front desk

Team and individual study rooms

  • 1st floor entrance hall – 3 team study rooms for 9–12 people
  • 2nd floor – 2 team study rooms with a computer (UB228 interactive whiteboard) for 11–15 people; 9 individual study rooms, 4 of which are equipped with a computer
  • study rooms can be reserved by phone, email or in person at the library front desk

Entrance hall with reception

  • opening hours
  • 1st floor, room UB113
  • relaxation zone and café
  • 1 multifunction device (copy, print, scan)
  • computer room UB106