Comenius University Academic Library

Comenius University Academic Library

Comenius University Academic Library (CU AL) is a central scientific and information workplace focusing on information support of research and education at the Comenius University in Bratislava. Academic Library provides library, information, bibliographic, documentation, retrieval and other services for its users (mostly students, teaching staff and academic community).

The CU Academic Library is not a typical library, where all the stocks and services are concentrated in one building. It consists of 13 independent faculty libraries located in different places in Bratislava, respectively even in the other Slovak towns, and the Academic Library Centre, which is responsible for management and coordination of mutual cooperation of faculty libraries.

The CU Academic library produces two own databases - the Union Catalogue of Comenius University and the Database of Publication Activities of CU staff. At the same time the library, by means of website of the Virtual Library, provides the access to external information resources for CU academic community.

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Due to discontinued lessons from March 9, 2020 and the resulting restrictions on libraries' operation, the due date for returning of all borrowings falling within this period has been postponed to March 31, 2020. At the same time, the validity of requests had been prolonged.

We monitor the situation on an ongoing basis and adjust the dates accordingly. Details can be accessed by logging into your library account within Union Online Catalog.


Cambridge Journals - multidisciplinary collection of over 350 major journals from natural sciences, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences (journal list). Trial access to April 1, 2020.

Gale Reference Complete - an extensive collection of primary and secondary resources from a variety of areas (more than 28,000 journals, a lot of electronic book series, including encyclopaedias and dictionaries, digitized historical resources from the 13th to the 21st century, number of literary criticisms, essays and fulltext literary works. Trial access to April 26, 2020.

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