The Reading Room U červeného raka will not be open during summer 2022 due to reconstruction. You can find newspapers, magazines and events at summer reading room on Klariská 16.
From May to September, the Summer Reading Room U Červeného Raka provides you with magazines and daily newspapers, access to the internet and the library’s e-sources. You can also borrow a tablet or a reader here. You can attend many cultural and community events. Or you can just come here from May to September to sit and relax in a green oasis in the middle of the city. You can get to the reading room from Michalská Street through the entrance next to the pharmacy U Červeného Raka. Unfortunately, barrier-free access to the reading room is not possible at this time. The summer reading room is available to the general public and you can use its services without registering at the library.
History of the Summer Reading Room
In the Middle Ages, the space of the summer reading room served as a defensive moat when entering the city through the Michalská gate. The first mention of it comes from the middle of the 14th century. Since 1961, it has been open as a reading room of the City Library in Bratislava. Its name comes from the adjacent pharmacy U Červeného Raka, which was first mentioned in 1773 as one of five civilian pharmacies in Bratislava.