National Technical Library opens

The ceremonial opening of the new National Technical Library in Prague’s Dejvice district took place on Wednesday. The six-story design, which proudly displays its own dimensions on its facade, provides room for nearly two million books, 250 public computers and a large cafe. The library expects annually up to 900,000 visitors who its director says should feel free to use the building “as a source of information, or as their own second living room”. The building received the prize of the Club for Ancient Prague for best modern building in an historic locale.