In our library we offer access to e-books in various formats. Possibilities of using different types of e-books vary, some are online and can be freely downloaded, others can only be viewed in the library, others are available for loan for a time period. You can find our e-books in our catalogue.  

Palmbooks, eReading: e-books to borrow

The service is offered along with palmknihy.cz and eReading.cz portals and includes Czech titles mainly from fiction. These e-books found in our catalogue can be borrowed by registered readers anywhere in the catalogue. For reading it is also necessary to register at the ereading.cz portal with the same e-mail address as in our library. After borrowing in the catalogue you will receive an activation code via e-mail. You can read the borrowed e-book using the eReading app on Android and iOS.

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E-books Palmknihy / eReading in the catalogue

Flexibooks: e-books to borrow

We also offer Czech professional literature, which we make available in cooperation with Fraus publishing house via the Flexibooks portal. E-books can be read by applications on Windows, Apple iOS, or Android devices.

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E-books Flexibooks in the catalogue

Regional e-books

The Moravian-Silesian Research Library in Ostrava publishes older regional books in the form of e-books. These are copyrighted works by local authors. E-books are available in formats suitable for e-book readers and other readers - pdf, pdf for readers, ePub, mobi. Books can be downloaded freely, they are licensed under Creative Commons.


E-books from College Publishers

Through the EBSCOhost platform, we offer access to Czech e-books by the Karolinum and Munipress publishing houses (Masaryk University Publishing House). You can read e-books online or download them to your reading devices.

EBSCO e-books in the catalogue

E-books of the Municipal Library of Prague

The Municipal Library of Prague publishes freely available e-books covering older Czech, foreign and modern production. In about a thousand offered titles, fiction, both Czech and world classics, prevails.

E-books of the Municipal Library of Prague in the catalogue

E-books in Every Library

Our library has been involved in the project, thanks to which it makes available electronic versions of newer Czech book titles (mostly from the Academia publishing house). For the time being, the service is limited to the ability to view and study publications on computers in the bibliography department.

E-books in Every Library in the catalogue

Contemporary Czech E-books

The Moravian-Silesian Research Library in Ostrava makes available e-books of Czech authors, from which it has obtained approval for publication. Books are offered in different modes depending on the license granted (free to all interested, only registered users or only on computers in the library building).

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Electronic Versions of Local Moravian-Silesian Region Newsletters

In its catalogue, MSVK makes available electronic versions of municipal and city newsletters in the Moravian-Silesian Region.  

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E-book Readers

You can borrow e-book readers at the Special Funds Department. This service allows you to try out different types and brands of e-readers. Readers in the catalogue

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