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You can find here all basic informations about our library. You can also find more details about the history of our library, its branches and opening hours etc. on other pages of this web sites.

Basic informations:

Founded in: 1877
Adress of the library: Nádražní okruh 27
746 78 Opava
phone: 553 821 700
tel.,fax: 553 711 206
e-mail: okpb@opava.cz
IČO: 00318574
Principal: Mgr. Zuzana Bornová
Statististical informations:
207 142 titles
42 employees
15 104 readers
655 991 titles loaned

Opening hours:

Monday: 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 08:00 - 18:00
Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Those days when the library is closed it is possible to make your loan longer by calling from 7 at the morning till 3 o clock afternoon. You can also make the loan longer on our websites in your readers account.


  • loan services
  • bibliographic - informative
  • inter-library loan services
  • exhibitionary
  • music records loan services, movies tapes and DVD (music department, videostore)
  • sale of eliminated books
  • public internet access


  • local library
  • community library
  • regional since 2002


Fully automatizated sice 1999 including all community branches. Elaboration of all library funds in suburban libraries is in progress.

History of automatization:

  • Main building (adult readers department, department for children and youngsters, study room, department of purchase and elabaration of libraries funds)
  • Library funds exposed on web sites since 1996
  • Opava Kateřinky branch (adult readers department, musical department, department for children and youngsters) - service fully automatized sice 1996
  • Videostope: Nádražní okruh 27, 746 78 Opava - fully automatized since May 1998
  • Opava Kylešovice branch - fully automatized since April 1999
  • Olomoucká street branch - fully automatized since May 1999
  • Branches in Opava - Komarov, Suché Lazce, Malé Hoštice, Vávrovice a Milostovice were all fully automatized in 2002

Membership in associations and librarian institutions:

Running databases:

  • local personalities
  • articles from magazines
  • law recipes
  • autorities

On-Line catalogues:

Library founder::

Library has been founded by statutal city of Opava on 1st January 1997. There are 3 branches in the area of Opava City and 5 local libraries in suburban villages.