Moravian Library in Brno
The Moravian Library in Brno – Moravská zemská knihovna v Brně is a research organisation whose main purpose is to carry out basic research, applied research or experimental development, and to disseminate their results by means of education, publications or transfer of technologies.
Founded in 1808 and with a national legal deposit status since 1935 it now serves as a regional library for the region of Southern Moravia. With its 4 million volumes it is the second largest library in Czech Republic. It also has valuable historical collections including an old map collection, incunabula, medieval manuscripts and old prints. The library staff of 157 is serving 21,000 registered users (about 60% of them students) lending 565,000 items per year.