Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library is preparing for the summer - our article has been updated

This year summer break is cancelled. In 2021 we are waiting for our readers in libraries throughout summer period. 

Due to growing interest in our services, this year we are open throughout the summer period, without a summer break. Please, check our chart for summer opening hours of all our branch libraries, during the period 5 July-5 September 2021 at the end of the article.

Based on 365/2021. (VI.30.) Government decree, libraries can be visited by anyone without immunity card, so, circulation becomes even more easier. Due to this change, we cease the service of Library Swap Point.
As a reader friendly service, free reservation is available until 5th September. The quickest way to indicate request for reservation is to click on Reservation icon at the titles in the catalog; after logging in, the status of online reservation can be seen in My libraries menu. The patron will be notified in email, please visit the library to receive the document reserved online only after you get notification. 

We have some good news to share. We offer our book delivery service again from 9th June. The Library delivers requested documents to be loaned to the home of users bound temporarily or permanently for home stay due to illness or disability if necessary,  player devices are also delivered. You can find more details on the list of participant branch libraries under  Services menu.

We draw your attention that for documents borrowed before the reopening on 5th May the due date of grace period expired on 30th June. Late fees are charged for documents returned after the due date, or without renewal of borrowing.

The service of database use is free for readers with valid membership card. Those readers who do not have reader’s card authorizing to borrow, can receive a virtual card after online registration; - it is valid for 30 days. The Library from home service is available by phone, on Skype or via e-mail.

From 5th July it will be possible for tourists to visit the Central Library – housed in the Wenckheim Palace. We continue to restart cultural events, exhibitions. Summer classical music concerts (free of charge) will be held in the neighbouring Pálffy Palace in late July.

Opening hours of our libraries during the summer from 5 July to 5 September 2021

Library name, address Opening hours



Central Library
Budapest, VIII. Szabó Ervin tér 1.

Mo, Tu, We, Fri: 10 - 6 pm
Th: 10 - 8 pm
Sa: closed

Children's Dragon Library:
Mo, Tue, We, Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
Th: 1 pm - 7 pm
Sa: closed
Sándor Márai Library
Budapest, I. Krisztina krt. 87-91.
Mo, We, Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tue, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Hűvösvölgyi út
Budapest, II. Hűvösvölgyi út 85.
Mo, We: 12 - 6 pm
Tue, Fri: 10 - 4 pm
Th, Sa: closed
Library of Török utca
Budapest, II. Török utca 7-9.
Mo, We, Fri: 11 - 6 pm
Tue, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Sa: closed


Library of Békásmegyer
Budapest, III. Füst Milán utca 26.

Mo: 12 - 6 pm
Tue, Th: 9 - 3 pm
We, Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
Sa: closed

Gyula Krúdy Library
Budapest, III. Fő tér 5.
Mo, We, Th: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Király utca
Budapest, IV. Király utca 5.
Mo, Th: 12 - 7 pm
Tue, Fr: 10 - 4 pm
We, Sa: closed
Mihály Babits Library
Budapest, IV. Lóverseny tér 5/a.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 10 - 3 pm
Th: closed
Library of Belváros (City Library)
Budapest, V. Vadász utca 42.

Mo, We, Th: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tue: closed
Fri: 10 - 4 pm


Children's Library of Terézváros
Budapest, VI. Liszt Ferenc tér 6.

Mo, We: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue: 10 - 4 pm
Th: closed
Fri: 10 - 2 pm

Ferenc Deák Library
Budapest, VII. Rottenbiller utca 10.
Mo, We: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 10 - 4 pm
Th: closed
Library of Kertész utca
Budapest, VII. Kertész u. 15.
Closed from 1st of July 2021
Library of Kálvária tér
Budapest, VIII. Kálvária tér 12.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 6 pm
Th, Fri: 9 - 3 pm
Tue: closed
Library of Börzsöny utca
Budapest, IX. Börzsöny u. 13.
Mo, We, Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tue: 9 - 3 pm
Th: closed
Library of Boráros tér
Budapest, IX. Boráros tér 2.
Mo, We, Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tue: 9 - 4 pm
Th: 9 - 2 pm
Library of Újhegy
Budapest, X. Újhegyi sétány 16.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Th, Fri: 10 - 2 pm

Library of Kőbánya
Budapest, X. Szent László tér 7 – 14.

Mo, Tue, Th: 2 pm - 8 pm
We: 10 - 4 pm
Fri: 10 - 2 pm
Sa: closed
Zsigmond Móricz Library
Budapest, XI. Nagyszeben tér 1.
Mo, We, Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tue, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Kelenföld
Budapest, XI. Etele út 55.
Mo, We, Th: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 9 - 2 pm
Sa: closed
Frigyes Karinthy Library
XI. Budapest, Karinthy F. út 11.
Mo, We, Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tue, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Ugocsa utca
Budapest, XII. Ugocsa u.10.
Mo, We, Th: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 9 - 2 pm
Sa: closed
Miklós Radnóti Library
Budapest, XIII. Pannónia u. 88-90.
Mo, Tue, We: 2 pm - 7 pm
Th: closed
Fri: 10 - 3 pm
Library of Lehel utca
Budapest, XIII. Lehel u. 31.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 10 - 3 pm
Th: closed
Library of Garden suburb in Angyalföld
Budapest, XIII. Mosoly u. 40/A.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 10 - 3 pm
Th: closed
Library of Dagály utca
Budapest, XIII. Dagály u. 9.
Mo, We, Th: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue: 10 - 4 pm
Fri: 9 - 3 pm
Sa: closed
Kassák Library
Budapest, XIV. Uzsoki u. 57.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 10 - 2 pm
Th: closed
Library of Bosnyák utca
Budapest, XIV. Bosnyák u. 1/A.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue: 9 - 2 pm
Th: closed
Fri: 10 - 2 pm
Library of Füred
Budapest, XIV. Rákosfalva park 1 – 3.
Temporarily
Budapest, XIV. Csertő park 10
Mo, We, Fri: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue: 10 - 2 pm
Th: closed
Library of Eötvös utca
Budapest, XV. Eötvös u. 8.
Mo, We: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 10 - 3 pm
Th: closed
Library of Zsókavár utca
Budapest, XV. Zsókavár u. 28.
Mo, We: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 9 - 3 pm
Th, Sa: closed

Library of Szűcs István utca
Budapest, XV. Szűcs I. u. 45.

Mo, We, Fri: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue: 9 - 2 pm
Th: closed

Library of Rákosi út
Budapest, XVI. Rákosi út 119.
Mo, We, Fri: 2 pm - 7 pm
K: 9 - 1 pm
Th: closed
Library of Sashalom
Budapest, XVI. Veres P. út 53.
Mo, We: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Th, Fri: 9 - 3 pm
Library of Rákoscsaba
Budapest, XVII. Péceli út 232.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Th, Fri: 10 - 2 pm

Library of Rákoskeresztúr
Budapest, XVII. Pesti út 167. sz.

Mo, We: 2 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Th, Fri: 9 - 3 pm
Sa: closed
Library of Pestszentimre
Budapest, XVIII. Vasút u. 48.
Mo: 1 pm - 7 pm
We: 11 - 5 pm
Th, Fri: 9 - 3 pm
Tue: closed
Library of Havanna housing estate
Budapest, XVIII. Csontváry K. Tivadar u. 32.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 6 pm
Th, Fri: 9 - 3 pm
Tue: closed
Library of Pestszentlőrinc
Budapest, XVIII. Thököly u. 5.
Mo, We: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Th, Fri: 9 - 3 pm
Sa: closed
Library of Üllői út
Budapest, XIX. Üllői út 255.
Mo: 12 - 7 pm
Tue, Fri: 9 - 3 pm
We, Th: 1 pm - 7 pm
Sa: closed
Library of Pesterzsébet
Budapest, XX. Bíró M. u. 7.
Mo, Tue, Fri: 9 - 2 pm
We, Th: 1 pm - 7 pm
Sa: closed
Library of Vécsey housing estate
Budapest, XX. Pacsirta u. 157/b.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 6 pm
Th, Fri: 9 - 3 pm
Tue: closed
Library of Sétáló utca
Budapest, XXI. Rákóczi F. 106.
Mo, We: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tue, Th, Fri: 10 - 4 pm
Sa: closed
Library of Királyerdő
Budapest, XXI. Szent István út 230.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 6 pm
Th, Fri: 10 - 4 pm
Tue: closed
Library of Csillagtelep
Budapest, XXI. Vénusz u. 2.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 6 pm
Th, Fri: 10 - 4 pm
Tue: closed
Library of Nagytétény
Budapest, XXII. Nagytétényi u. 283.
Mo, We, Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
K, Cs: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Budafok
Budapest, XXII. Kossuth L. u. 30.
Mo, We, Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tue, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Sa: closed
Library of Soroksár
Budapest, XXIII. Grassalkovich út 128.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 6 pm
Th, Fri: 9 - 3 pm
Tue: closed

Our recently published article (7 June 2021)  has  been updated on 3 July 2021.