Our library, primarily focused on anglophone ethics, is an integral part of Centre fo Ethics. It holds about 5000 different items and it is situated on the first floor of building G at Pardubice university campus. 

Majority of the collection is taken up by following fields: moral philosophy, political philosophy, applied ethics and ancient ethics. There is a specific focus on topics such as justice, rights, love, emotions, punishment, forgiveness, concept of evil, mental illness, hope, free will, and consequentialism. 

Library also orders physical copies of the most important ethical journals, for example Ethics, Journal of Ethics, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Philosophy and Literature, Journal of Value Inquiry, The Journal of Philosophy, European Journal of Political Theory, or Philosophical Investigations.

While praciical philosophy is the main focus of the library, other disciplines within philosophy are represented, notably philosophy of religion, philosophical psychology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophical anthropology.

The majority of books are in English but there are also books in other world languages, including Czech, as well as classical languages.

The books are listed in the Pardubice university electronic catalogue (

We are glad to inform all our visitors that the Library of the Centre for Ethics is open during the summer holiday.

Opening and lending hours during summer 2018

Monday: 13 – 17
Tuesday: 9 – 14
Wednesday: 9 – 13
Thursday: 9 – 15

Library is closed: 4th – 9th July, 30th July – 2nd August, 13th – 17th August, 26th – 28th September.


Location: Stavařov 97, 532 10 Pardubice II




Loan information

Anyone with a Pardubice University library card can loan books