• City Gallery of Contemporary Art




Opening hours:
Mon closed
Tue 11 am–6 pm
Wed 11 am–8 pm
Thu 11 am–6 pm
Fri 11 am–6 pm
Sat 11 am–6 pm
Sun 11 am–6 pm

Reservation of publications:
(+420) 702 206 099

The Library is a work of art by Jan Šerých.


PLATO Library and Reading Room are open to everyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of art and related disciplines. It includes over 5,000 Czech and foreign publications and journals.

List of books
Thematic focus of the publications: fiction, art, culture, architecture, philosophy, sociology, design, film, politics, aesthetics, photography.

Subscribed journals
A2, Artforum (US), Art & Antiques, Cinepur, Flash Art, Fotograf Magazine, frieze (UK), Kapitál (SK), Mousse (IT), Revolver Revue, Sešit pro teorii umění a příbuzné zóny, Spike (AT/DE), Texte zur Kunst (DE), The Art Newspaper (UK) and QYS (SK)

Arrangement of books
The Library has a non-standardised arrangement of books developed by artist Jan Šerých, who designed the Library as a work of art called Mutual Investigations. For example, publications in one of the sections are sorted by colour, and by size in another section. The arrangement can make practical orientation difficult, yet it offers the possibility of unexpected discoveries.

Book loans in PLATO are free (included in the admission fee). The fee for home loans is 50 CZK, to register you need your ID card.



photo: Martin Polák
photo: Martin Polák
photo: Martin Polák