Local use

    • Local use of databases

      Subscribed databases can be used only by patrons with a valid library membership (with daily ticket and reader's card authorizing for borrowing) on the computers provided by the library or on own devices using WiFi.

    • Local use of audiovisual documents

      The service is available by daily card (ticket) and with reader's card authorizing for borrowing. Devices can be used by librarian's assistance.

      Attention! The service is available only by use of own earphone.
    • Local use

      Documents for local use only are determined by the library; their usage requires registration; the service is available in all branch libraries.

    • Use of computers

      The computers of the Library may be used only by patrons with a valid library membership (with registration card, daily ticket, reader's card authorizing for borrowing). Patrons may not use the internet service in the Library for business purpose and illegal actions, nor may they disturb or hamper the work of others. Should the librarian perceive such an occurence,  Terms of Use in V.2. point takes effect. If the user saves the identifiers necessary for Internet use while using world wide web through library computers and so he/she gives chance for misuse, the Library does not take the responsibility, it cannot be impeached.

    • The use of WiFi with own device

      Broadband internet connection (Wifi usage) for indefinite time is provided  in the Central Library and other designated libraries, during opening hours, with own device for readers with library memberships or a daily library card, and also for people purchasing tourist tickets to the Central Library, available for the duration of their stay. 

      The list of libraries providing this service can be found here

    Remote use

    • Remote use of databases

      Readers with a valid membership card can use the subscribed contents of the library either from home or from any part of the world; those ones which are permitted by the content provider.
      Some alterations by editing the settings of the browser – to set up the proxy settings – are necessary to use the service (help is provided below); then you can identify yourself with your valid membership card.

      The online registration for database access enables users to remotely access the online databases provided by MESZL. Once activated, the virtual ticket remains valid for 30 days, and users can renew it thereafter. You can find the renewal guide here.
      To register for the service, please initiate the process on the Library Catalogue page. Access to the databases is possible after remote payment. Details regarding the fees for online registration are outlined in the table of fees (refer to Appendix 7#, Terms of Use).


    • Taking photos of documents by own device

      Photo ticket can be purchased in all branch libraries. Reprographic copy can be made only pursuant to regulations of the copyright law. The service can be used in case of given pages and other parts of documents.

      The fee of the service: HUF 700 / occasion.

      The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7).

    • Self-service photocopy

      Self-service photocopy is available in black and white, using chip-card or coins (only in Central Library).

      The fee of the service:

      A4: HUF 30 / page

      A3: HUF 40 / page

      The fees are contained in the chart of rates and Appendix #7 of Terms of Use.

    • Paper copy of a microfilm

      The service is available with library membership.

      The fee of the service:

      HUF 130/page

      The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

    Library visit

    • Programs of library use for school groups

      The service is available without library membership, freely. Before library visit, contact with the competent colleague of the branch library is needed.

    • ​Library visit with the purpose of library pr

      The Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library welcomes all colleagues from Hungary and beyond the border who would like to get acquainted with the branch libraries, the services and professional practice of the Library either individually or within the frame of professional tours and self-development. Before library visit, contact with the competent colleague of the branch library is needed.


Budapest Collection

1088 Budapest, Szabó Ervin tér 1.
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Opening hours
    Today 10:00-16:00
    Tomorrow: Closed-Closed

E-mail: bpgyujt@fszek.hu
Phone number:
(1) 411-5026
Manager: Kiss Borbála
Head of department

Registration for natural and legal persons:
free of charge / 12 months
Administration fee of registration reader card:
HUF 400 / 12 months

Daily card: HUF 1650 / day

Borrowing privileges in one library:
HUF 7800 / 12 months
HUF 5400 / 6 months
HUF 4000 / 3 months

Establishment of membership for using all branches simultaneously:
HUF 10000 / 12 months
HUF 7700 / 6 months