Our Libraries

Open 9:00–18:00

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Open 10:00–18:00


Service at the Getty Library

Getty Library
Opening Hours Restrictions:


Open 10:00–20:00

Monday to Thursday

Open 10:00–18:00

Friday, Saturday

Service at the Hans Belting Library

Hans Belting Library
Opening Hours Restrictions:

22 February at 19:00 lecture Středověc Jinax - Ivan Foletti: On the Road: Ateni Sioni as a cultural crossroads
27 February at 18:00 SMArt Talks – Avishek Ray: Chittaprosad’s Famine Sketches in Light of Decolonial Aesthetics
29 February at 18:00 - Presentation of the new photographic book The Stone Whisperers (Photographs depict monuments of Georgia and Armenia)

Open 9:00–20:00

Monday to Friday

Open 9:00–17:00

Saturday, Sunday

Library Catalogue


Mgr. Aleš Flídr

Librarian (Getty Library, Hans Belting Library)

Phone: +420 54949 5383

Library Service: If you have any questions, contact the librarian.


The Departmental library is housed in two reading rooms: the Getty Library and the Hans Belting Library. Both reading rooms are located in the Faculty of Arts building on Veveří 28.

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The Department has one of the largest art history libraries in central Europe,

with some 25,000 scholarly monographs, exhibition and auction catalogues and 250 journal subscriptions. In addition to continuous acquisition of new literature, supported by the Getty Foundation, the department has extensive holdings of historic material, thanks to private donations and institutional transfers. Extensive parts of the art history library of the former German University in Prague were moved to Brno following its closure in 1945. The Department library also has a notable collection of historic prints acquired from the Matice Moravská and significant and classic theoretical works on architecture (J. Barozzi da Vignola, Pierre Le Muet, Andrea Palladio, Francesco Muttoni, Gérard de Lairesse, Andrea Pozzo), as well as the collected works of Johann Joachim Winckelmann and a set of graphic illustrations for the work of J. B. Seroux d´Agincourt.

Doctoral, diploma and bachelor theses defended by students of art history at Masaryk University are also an integral part of the library. These are supplemented by access to electronic databases, such as ProQuest, Web of Science and EBSCO, and full-text electronic journal archives, such as JStor, CEEOL, Oxford Journals Online, SpringerLINK, and Wiley Online Library.

Staff and students are also entitled to access the holdings of the Faculty of Arts Central Library.

The library is primarily for staff and students of the Faculty of Arts. Its collections, however, are also open to the entire academic community and to anyone from the general public who is interested on a reference only basis.

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