Research infrastructure

Foreign scientific literature


Access to foreign scientific literature and databases is a prerequisite for high-quality research, and the educational and other professional activities of research institutes and universities.

The details, conditions and procedures for selecting tenders to co-finance the purchase of foreign scientific literature and databases, the supervision of purchasing, and providing access to co-financed scientific literature are set out in the Rules on Co-Financing Purchases of Foreign Scientific Literature and Databases (OGRS, No. 12/2005).

Calls are open to public libraries and their departments that provide information services to a broad range of target users involved in research, development and educational activities. These include the National Library and university libraries, either individually or as a consortium.