• Municipal Library of Prague, © Petr Machacek, www.mlp.cz

Municipal Library of Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

The first public library in Prague opened on July 1, 1891. The “Public General Library of the Royal Capital Prague” was established by the decree of the city council as a library intended for all citizens of Prague. At the beginning it had 3370 books used in the lending library and reading room. The first site of the library was on the street Na Zderaze in the New Town, it moved several times, and only in 1903 did it find a permanent site on the corner of Platnéřská Street and Mariánské Square in the Old Town, i.e., where its current building is.

Today, the library also hosts language courses, exhibitions and concerts.


Municipal Library of Prague, Mariánské náměstí 98/1, 11000 Prague, Czech Republic, Google Maps

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