Overview

The Librarian Information Centre serves students and employees of the faculty as well as staff from the whole Brno University of Technology. The library collection is focused on civil engineering, mathematics, physics, economy and information technology. It consists of 54 000 documents, including 17 000 units in open access.

The journal collection offers 110 titles (including 33 foreign).

Library online subscription includes access to ebooks, journals and bibliographical databases.

Library services:
  • on-site and off-site loans for registered users
  • interlibrary loan services – according to library operational rules
  • reference and search services
  • teaching in information literacy
  • printing, copying, scanning
Study rooms offers:

83 computers where you can:

  • access internet, bibliographical databases, online journals and ebooks
  • use software for engineering design

183 learning places in three study rooms:

  • open access colletion
  • WiFi connection

3 dedicated study rooms

  • 56 learning places altogether
  • perfect for team work
History

Histrory of the library on Faculty of Civil Engineering started in 1911 when the library rooms were located on the ground floor in the right wing in the main faculty building.

Back then study room had 54 learning places, another 8 places were given to students outside the faculty and academic employees had their own study room. Collection lists were maintained and stored in card catalogue.

During World War II the library was closed because all universities were. After the war library have not undergone any developement.

In 1947 the library were nationalized and became National Library of Technology. At that time began the process of creating dedicated libraries on each faculty of Brno University of Technology. In the late nineties the whole process has been finished.

Faculty of Civil Engineering has its own library from 1997. After that library services have been continualy extended according to latest trends in universities as well as trends in accessing the informatinal recources.

Library have been becoming more and more popular which demanded another expansion. Opportunity rose during first reconstruction of Faculty of Civil Engineering in 2002.

Final adjustments so far have been made during years 2011-2013 when project „Dostavba a rekonstrukce areálu Fakulty stavebnív Brně při ulicích Veveří a Žižkova“ („Completion and reconstruction of the Faculty of Civil Engineering on the streets Veveří and Žižkova“) was in progress. This brought another rooms for faculty library, new computer study room, group study rooms and new stock where university theses were placed.

Now library has nine study rooms (3 classic, 3 group, 3 computer) with 322 learning places. In computer study rooms are 83 computers with internet access.