Computers and IT

Do you know all your IT possibilities at our Faculty? This is a short review of computer-linked topics and problems — study rooms, computer classes, logging in the computers, etc. 

If you need to sort out any specific issue contact the Erasmus office or the IT help desk

CAS (Charles University Central Authentication Service)

In the Erasmus office, you will get your login and password into CAS. First of all, you should change your password in the system because the “primary” password which you will get in the Erasmus office expires in 10 days. The CAS login allows you to log in eduroam, computers at the Faculty (you´ll have your own account on the computer with storage space) or to reach the online information sources. 

Study rooms (“studovny”)

There are several study rooms in the Faculty of Science buildings. You will find much useful information about the study rooms (schedule, available software, how many computers are currently unoccupied, etc.) on this website. Don’t get confused — there is also information about the computer classes (“učebny”). Be aware of the fact that the Windows used on these computers are in the Czech version.

Albertov 6

The biggest study room is at Albertov 6 (the Geography and Geology department) in the “tower” (Věž). It’s above the 3rd floor close to the elevator (follow the yellow signs “studovna”). There are 45 computers (with headphones), a black-and-white and a color printer, 2 scanners. The study room attendants can give you a new password for CAS. It’s open every day, but the schedule is different during the semester and during the exam period. 

Viničná 7

There is a study room in the Biological library on the 1st floor of the Viničná 7 building. It has 19 computers and a black-and-white printer. The study room has the same opening hours as the Biological library. There is also a copy machine at the library.

Using computers

Since there are Czech versions of Windows and generally everything is in Czech, here is a little help how to use the computer.


The computers are usually running, you just have to move the mouse to wake them up, than a window with a message that says “Press Ctrl+Alt+Del” appears. Then there is a second window with a message (about the study room rules etc.), press OK, and to log in use your login and password from CAS.

Saving your data

You can use local disks of the computer you are working on. The best option (especially for important data) is your directory at the disk J: because you can access it from all computers at the faculty. 

The most of installed software save by default to disk D:, but you can of course change it when saving. This disk is accessible for all logged-in users at the computer, thus don’t leave there important data. 

Log out

Press “Start” button in the left bottom corner of your screen and choose “Vypnout…”. Then choose “Odhlásit uživatele…” if someone else is going to use the computer, otherwise choose “Vypnout”. Don’t forget to log yourself out! 

Print and copying

The printers are available in all study rooms and libraries. The printing is self-service and it’s operated by the SafeQ system. You need your Student ID to use this system and some change to load your SafeQ account with which you will do through the machines in the study rooms or with a help of the study room or library attendants. One A4 black-and-white page costs 1 Kč, colored one 10 Kč.