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Opening hours:
Mon closed
Tue 10 am–6 pm
Wed 10 am–8 pm
Thu 10 am–6 pm
Fri 10 am–8 pm
Sat, Sun 10 am–6 pm

Reservation of publications:
(+420) 702 206 099


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 (USA), Art & Antiques, Cabinet (USA), Cinepur, Flash Art, Fotograf Magazine, frieze (UK), Kapitál (SK), Magazyn Szum (PL), Mousse (IT), Revolver Revue, Texte zur Kunst (GER) and The Art Newspaper (UK)

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. 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.

The Library is a work of art by Jan Šerých.



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