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Václav Havel Library

The Václav Havel Library functions as a centre for the documentation and research of modern Czech history with an emphasis on promoting the ideas and works of Václav Havel: playwright, fighter against totalitarianism, leader of the 1989 Velvet Revolution, Czechoslovak and Czech president, and a symbol of vigilance against despotism.

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • multifunctional space
  • free

Opening hours

    • January – December
    • Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
    • 12.00 – 17.00

Practical information

The building’s ground-floor spaces will be dedicated to an exhibition on Václav Havel (its gala opening is planned for the start of October 2014) and used for VHL club events – all kinds of seminars, readings, exhibitions, lectures, concerts and theatre performances. The Library’s offices, archive, constantly expanding library, and reading room are located on the first floor.


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  • Václav Havel Library
  • Ostrovní 13
  • 110 00 Praha 1- Nové Město
  • +420222220112