About CzechELib


The CzechELib National Centre ensures the purchase of key electronic resources for the entire research and education community in the Czech Republic, takes care of their management, including usage statistics, and supports open access publishing.


The National Centre is part of the National Library of Technology (NTK) and its establishment was supported by the European Operational Programme Research, Development, Education. Since 2023, the National Center CzechELib is fully integrated into the project of the National Center for Information Support of Research, Development, and Innovation, which is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports.

The Centre mainly provides the following activities for its members:

  • selection of electronic information resources (EIR) for central support
  • implementation of tenders for suppliers of EIRs
  • negotiation of licence agreements and the actual purchase of EIRs
  • support to member institutions with accessing and using the acquired EIRs
  • support to member institutions with bibliometric analyses
  • management of statistics on the use of EIRs
  • support to member institutions with the use of the publication part of the agreementss (open access agenda)

CzechELib in numbers (as of 2023):

Expert Council

Jiří Jirát, Chairman / National Technical Library
Lenka Maixnerova, Vice-Chair / National Library
Miroslav Bartošek / Masaryk University
Radek Cibulka / University of Chemical Technology in Prague
Tomáš Kostelecký / Institute of Sociology of the CAS
Libor Krásný / Institute of Microbiology of the CAS
Jiří Polách / Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS
Václav Šubrta / University of Economics in Prague
Magdaléna Vecková / Library of the CAS

CzechELib project history