|1. Music books
(ground floor, opposite to the self-service loan desk)
|2. CDs and scores from the shelf
3. Stock requests
Stock requests for scores can be placed through the computer catalogue. When the last 8 digits of the barcode on your library card appear on the central display at the central loan desk (ground floor), the scores are available in the reading room of music books.
Stock requests for bound journals from earlier years, books and CDs from the stock can also be placed through the computer catalogue. Borrowable items are available at the central loan desk (ground floor), non-borrowable items in the reading hall on the 4th floor.
Please return ALL documents borrowed from the music collection to the reading room of music books or to the room for CDs.
The Music Collection of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library was opened in May 1964 based on the famous motto by composer and music educator Zoltán Kodály: ‘Music should belong to everyone’. Kodály was also present at the opening of the collection in the downtown (Fehérhajó utca). The opening speech was held by Kodály’s pupil, composer and musicologist Lajos Bárdos.
The Music Collection was founded by Ágnes Szalai as the fourth music collection in the country. Its predecessors were the music libraries of the Béla Bartók Conservatory (1851), the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (1875) and the National Széchényi Library (1929).
After 32 years, the Music Collection moved to the Pálffy residence in the neighbourhood of the library’s main building. From 2018, it is located in the main building itself.
Registration for natural and legal persons:
free of charge / 12 months
Administration fee of registration reader card:
HUF 200 / 12 months
Daily card: HUF 1100 / day
Borrowing privileges in one library:
HUF 4600 / 12 months
HUF 3500 / 6 months
HUF 2500 / 3 months
Establishment of membership for using all branches simultaneously:
HUF 9500 / 12 months
HUF 6600 / 6 months