The Library develops an electronic catalog of the whole library holdings and part of the electronic documents related to the holdings which is available in the library system and on the internet. This catalog is freely available for anyone without library membership both in the library system and on the internet.
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.
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 use of WiFi with own device
Broadband internet connection (Wifi use) for indefinite time is provided in designated libraries, in opening hours, with own device with the barcode of membership card.
Documents sought by the patron - and on loan or under delivery to branch libraries - may be reserved having paid the fee of notification and procedure in person in the branch libraries and on the web-based catalog of the Library after login. The reserved document is monitored by the Library until the date required by the library patron, or for two months at most. If the reserved document arrives, the patron will be notified in email or on telephone. The document is held by the Library for 8 calendar days after notification, the reservation will be nullified thereafter. The reservations will be satisfied by the Library in the sequence of requests.
The fee of the service:
HUF 300 / volume
Home delivery service
The Library delivers documents to be loaned to the home of users bound temporarily or permanently for home stay; if necessary, player devices are also delivered. The list of branch libraries providing the services is in here.
The term of loan – except for success books and reserved works – can be renewed twice before the due date, until the end of the term of the library membership at most in person, by telephone, in email in opening hours of the library or via the Library’s website in 24 hours (non-stop). On his/her renewal through the website the library patron gets a message on the interface and, in case he/she has given his/her email address, a feedback in email as well.
Loan - Slides
For 2 weeks; maximum 6 titles (items).
Loan - collection of children's library
For 4 weeks max. 8 titles (items). With a child reader card, aged 0 to 10 years, only documents belonging to the stock of the children's library may be borrowed.
Loan - weekly, periodical
For two weeks; maximum 10 pieces can be borrowed.
Loan - book
For 4 weeks; max. 10 titles can be borrowed with library membership card authorizing to borrow, after paying membership fee. They can be renewed twice if they are not reserved and validity of the reader's card is not due.
Loan - Education pack
For 4 weeks, max. 2 packs can be borrowed. Persons with serious impairments are allowed to borrow max 2 titles without paying a fee.
The fee of the service:
HUF 500 / pack / 4 weeks
Loan - bestseller
For 2 weeks; max. 2 titles. The loan period of bestsellers is not renewable.
Interlibrary loan among FSZEK branches
Documents missing from the holdings of certain branch libraries can be transferred on loan from another branch library by the library patron for a fee. The fee of the transfer loan are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7). The fee of the transfer loan must be paid when the request is submitted. The document requested in transfer loan is secured for the library patron by the Library within 20 working days calculated from its accessibility in the branch library where the request was submitted as a member. The fees of reprography of documents or document parts not to be loaned and available only in copy to be sent must be reimbursed by the library patron. The due date of the documents transferred on loan may not be renewed.The fee of the service:
Loan - Audiobooks - on CD
For 4 weeks, max. 6 titles.
Fee of the service:
HUF 300 / title / 4 weeks
Persons with serious visual impairments and blind people are allowed to borrow (with the player device) without paying a fee.
The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7).
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).
Email notification before due date
If the borrower has given his/her email address for this purpose, the Library will send an email notifying about the due date on the last working day before the expiry,
For settling various fees and debts the Library offers an opportunity for remote payment to its logged-in patrons as an amenity via its website. To utilize this service, the patron must have a bank card and an email address. In case of remote payment an automatically generated voucher is issued in Corvina integrated library system by the Library to the customer; it can be seen and printed by the reader after logging in (individually) via the main page of library website.
Payment by credit card
For settling various fees and debts the Library offers an opportunity for paying with bank card (credit card) by POS terminals, as an amenity, in the Central Library and big branches. The list of branch libraries providing the services is here.
Public library programs
As a cultural institution with public collection, the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library is committed to organize useful cultural programs. Library visit to see public library programs is free for anyone without library membership.
Rental of rooms
The service is available without library membership; its rates are by specific agreement.
Rental of rooms
Registration for natural and legal persons:
free of charge / 12 months
Administration fee of registration reader card:
HUF 300 / 12 months
Daily card: HUF 1500 / day
Borrowing privileges in one library:
HUF 2900 / 12 months
HUF 2000 / 6 months
HUF 1400/ 3 months
Establishment of membership for using all branches simultaneously:
HUF 9900 / 12 months
HUF 7300 / 6 months