František Bartoš Regional Library in Zlín (basic information in English)

František Bartoš Regional Library in Zlín is the largest library in the Zlín region. There is more than half a million documents available. Readers and visitors may choose from books, newspapers, journals, proceedings, norms, maps, sheet music, music recordings, audio books etc. Readers may also enjoy free online and WiFi access and access to a number of databases.
As the library acquires all periodicals published in the Czech Republic as legal deposit, it offers a complete journal and magazine collection to its readers. The library collects, stores and offers literary works of the Zlín Region. Books and other documents may be searched for in the online catalogue at

The library is a state-funded institution of the Zlín region and a regional centre of all library, bibliographic and information services for a network of public libraries in the region. František Bartoš Regional Library also serves as a municipal library. The services are provided in the central library, three district libraries at Jižní Svahy, Díly and Malenovice and in eleven library branches located all over the town. The history of librarianship in Zlín dates back to 1885 when a reader's circle was established. František Bartoš, after whom the library was named in 1996, was appointed an honorary member two years later. The exposition of the Museum of southwestern Moravia in the 14th building of 14|15 BATA INSTITUTE, is dedicated to František Bartoš, pedagogue, linguist and ethnographer. Find out more at

The Library resides in the 15th building of former factory premises and belongs among the institutions of the 14|15 BATA INSTITUTE. The building also houses facilities where school or public events may be held.

Central library (building 15)

1st floor

  • bookbindery

2nd floor

  • café, lecture halls, learning centre, reading room, self-return machine

3rd floor

  • children's literature, clubroom, audio, video, music materials, documents for physically challenged, fiction, registration, loan sevices, reserved books and interlibrary loans pick up, self-checkout machine

4th floor

  • non-fiction, newspapers and magazines, information and reference centre, regional literature, reference literature, reading rooms, loan services, ordered books pick up, search services, self-checkout machine

All floors

  • library catalogue, internet and wifi access, database access, photocopying and printing services
  • wheelchair accessible
  • free WiFi access

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday: 9–19
Wednesday: 12–19
Thursday, Friday: 9–19
Saturday: 9–12


Vavrečkova 7040, budova 15, Zlín 760 01
Information: +420 573 032 400
Secretariat: +420 573 032 500
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Poslední změna: 20.02.2014