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Important Dates in the History of the Research Library in Olomouc

1566 – Jesuit academy established in Olomouc; library founded.
1647 – Majority of books removed to Sweden as war booty from occupied Olomouc.
1704 – Book catalogue drawn up (held today by the Moravian Library in Brno).
1775 – University and library transferred to state control.
1807 – Library gains mandatory copy right to books published in Moravia (lasts until 1935).
1936 – Ministry of Education and National Enlightenment purchases former bank to serve as library building. Library still housed in this building today.
1947 - Library gains mandatory copy right to books published in the entire Czechoslovakia.
1991 – Library comes under administration of the Czech Ministry of Culture on 1 January 1991; library celebrates 425th anniversary of founding.
1993 – Building of local computer network (Department of Bibliographic-Information Services, Collection Operation line, and Department of Loans and Reprographic Services). Mandatory copy right only for books published in the Czech Republic beginning 1 January 1993).
1994 – Launch of automated bar code book lending system.
1995 – Transfer of internal operations to renovated building in the centre of the city (Ostružnická St.) and adaptation of current building with expanded user services.
1997 – Completion of courtyard construction of audiovisual reading room and expansion of storage area.
1999 – New audiovisual material reading room established. New ALEPH 500 library system with electronic catalogue established. Readers provided internet access to library catalogue.
2001 – As of 1 July 2001 RLOL is administered by the Regional Office of the Olomouc Region.
2005 – Additional new library operations building open opposite current building – with reading rooms and storage space.
2006 – Library celebrates 440th anniversary of its existence.
2008 – Complete redesign of library website and CMS launched.
2009 – Library joined to EOD project.
2011 – Reconstruction of library interior.

Zábrdovice Evangelium, Romanesque manuscript from the 11th century.

Updated: 07.05.2012
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