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Library "banned books" arose from the need to focus on one spot and make the general public production exile and samizdat publishers and fill as one of the "white spots" of our recent history.

We believe that one of the pillars of democracy is the citizen's right of access to information without any hindrance and we try to contribute to the fulfillment of this right. To such a service can actually provide, library must be private and independent. 
After overcoming numerous legal, financial, spatial and other problems we have a library of 22 opened in October 1990 Podskalská street for financial and technical assistance Cs. Charter 77 Foundation and attended by many prominent cultural leaders, including the president. 
Later the library activities enabled the selfless help of many supporters of our thoughts and in the Czech Republic and the body was totally unique and irreplaceable, which are still missing. 
The base libraries have been archived copies of the samizdat editions 
Dustbins, which were published by George Gruntorád, and other publications by him in the normalization obtained by purchase or exchange. The collection then consisted of about 2000 books, periodicals and a representative collection of documents.



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The library is the largest collection of samizdat and exile press, but still there remain significant gaps that need to be added. We ask for help from friends at home and abroad. Who you are old samizdat and exile or expatriate books, newspapers, magazines, records, recordings, brochures, leaflets, circulars, etc., come in, it's important!

Equally important is for us and for financial support.Also, thanks to your help, we continue previous work and enables us to maintain our independence. Thank you!

Support namely:

digitization of audio and video recordings

digitization exile and samizdat journals

cataloging of books, magazines and recordings

processing of personal collections and archives

We welcome your possible financial assistance:

Bank account number is 219642286/0300 ČSOB as at

For foreign payments IBAN:



ID: 45247048

Also we are ready to accept book donations of all kinds, samizdat and exile literature, newspapers and magazines, leaflets, posters, small prints, photographs, recordings, films, documents and personal papers.

Thank you!


Spolupráce Libri prohibiti na projektu The Women Of Charter 77 And The New Dissenters

Projekt Rádia Svobodná Evropa představuje osudy tří signatářek Charty 77, jejichž odvaha se stala inspirací pro další ženy bojující za svobodu.


Odkaz na webové stránky projektu naleznete zde.