Tomas Bata University in Zlín

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About the Library

Who We Are

TBU Library is the largest specialized library in the Zlín region. Serving not more than 6,000 university students and employees, but also 650 readers from the professional community. The library is open six days a week and in 2019 recorded more than 115,000 visits.

The collection includes around 146,000 books, two hundred titles of printed newspapers and magazines along with all electronic theses of our university students. One hundred scientific databases consisting of thousands of articles, prestigious scientific journals and e-books are available via TBU Library. We also provide a large range of training and consulting, enable interlibrary loan services from other libraries in the Czech Republic and abroad, offer a wide
variety of other services.

The Library resides in the University Centre (U13) and offers 500 reader seats; 200 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 Library also offers 6 individual reading rooms (two rooms on each floor), relaxation rooms, living room, textbook and souvenir shop or children’s corner. The Library has an on-site reading room in Uherské Hradiště.

A special department of the library is Bata Information Center, which is located on the 4th floor of the library. It gives the public an overview of Tomas Bata’s personality and all aspects of the Bata company in Zlin, in Czechoslovakia and around the world from 1894 to the present.

The library also includes the TBU University Press which offers publishing of publications, the sale of textbooks, printing study materials as well as services related to the printing and binding of the final student theses.

Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Library
nám. T. G. Masaryka 5555,
760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 576 038 130
Reading Room in Uherské Hradiště
Studentské nám. 1532
686 01 Uherské Hradiště
Tel: +420 576 038 071

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