The Krnov City Library
Welcome to the Krnov City Library, serving as a cultural and information providing institution available for everyone, including wheelchair users and parents with pram. The library itself is located in the very heart of Krnov since 1924. In the late 1990’s, the library did not satisfy requirements of the period anymore and thus modernization was necessary. In 2003, the library got a new face and since then it has been a centre of cultural, educational, and social life.
The library has three floors. The first one is open primarily for adult visitors who can borrow magazines and books of all kinds including fiction, non-fiction, encyclopaedias, and scientific books for one month. In addition, for those who prefer electronic book form there is an opportunity to try and borrow electronic book reader. Besides, on the first floor there is also musical section which is the latest section in the library. Visitors of this section are allowed to borrow books about music, biographies of singers and musical groups, or one to five CDs for one week for free. The musical section is comprised of more than three thousand titles, including domestic and foreign music plus audiobooks of various genres.
The second floor is focused on children and adolescents with the aim of educating them through interesting discussions and lessons. Once a year the library holds so-called “Night with Hans Christian Andersen” for all children who can stay overnight and enjoy exciting program. On top of that, the second floor offers a children’s corner for the youngest and it is possible to use various games and toys.
Finally, the third floor is a fully-equipped study room for those who search for technical literature. But books from study room cannot be lent. However, this fact is compensated with the opportunity to have any book from other libraries sent to Krnov. Another advantage of the study room is its access to the Internet and Wi-fi connection. Users of the study room can also attend discussions with writers, author’s reading, lectures, exhibitions, and informative lessons.
Apart from already mentioned, there are further services that the library offers, for instance: copying and printing of documents, books in Czech and other foreign languages, Czech and foreign electronic database, electronic catalogue of documents (OPAC), book reservations, regional literature and information about Krnov, etc. Moreover, the Krnov City Library has two branches – on 43 Jiráskova Street and on 38 Bruntálská Street.
With regard to open hours, during academic year the library is open from Monday to Friday (except Wednesday) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. During summer holiday, people can visit the library from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Visiting the library enriches our lives in many aspects. It is perfect place for developing oneself through studying, getting in touch with people, or just for having a good time. Visit our library and convince yourself of it.