A great collection and some services offered to university students

Whether you started learning at university or you are a senior, there are great (and useful) services offered by the Music Collection located in the Central Library of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library.

Music Collection is a special library for classical music, with an objective to provide professional and amateur musicians with special literature, as well as to promote music education and research, and to support music culture in general. 

Required readings, music related books, journals
You can browse and borrow more than 15 000 music related books, several novelties are included; the pieces of this collection can be read not only in Hungarian but in some foreign languages such as English, German or French. There is a great bunch of exciting Hungarian and foreign music journals. In addition, required readings are also available in our collection.

You are welcomed to study and listen to music at us.
If you want to deal with something alone (you are absorbed in it) or to study with peers, the learning area of Music Collection offers friendly environment and pleasant atmosphere to everyone. You can take own laptop and smart devices, wifi access is available by registration and membership on the whole area of the library.
The audio repository covers more than 10 000 CDs and a collection of records (discothőque), focusing on mainly classical music and jazz. Please, bring your own headphone because of pandemic situation.

Loan of music sheets
You can choose items of the collection of 50 000 music sheets. We have the most beautiful authentic Urtext editions, too.
Scores of schools of musical instruments, technical exercises, pieces of performances, musical scores of chamber music and vocal works, musical and piano scores can be borrowed.

Online databases – from home, by remote access, too
The greatest music databases of the world are available using your membership card.
Oxford Music Online is a full-text and continuously updated music lexicon in English, including items (entries) concerning classical music, 
jazz as well as opera and pop music.
RILM is a partly full-text database covering music themes, including several document types such as articles of music journals, books, bibliographies, dissertations (among others).

Guided tours to show the library
If you have not visited our library yet or cannot find your way (and necessary information) easily in the library collection, please seize the opportunity and ask for free library guide and we give answers to all of your questions.

Thesis? Personalized assistance.
Is a page number missing at footnote? Or do not you have any ideas how to get around to your thesis at all? Professional assistance as personalized support is provided by the librarians of Music Collection to make thesis in the field of music or create a collection of music related documents. If you have any complication in literature research, personalized assistance is available. Please feel free to ask our colleagues.
In case of the guided tour and thesis related assistance, please contact with Katalin Bándoli via e-mail: 

Discount of 50% for students
A great collection of belle lettres and humanities is available in the Central Library where the documents of Music Collection are also available to visitors; discount of 50% is provided to students: HUF 3300 per year, 2300 per half a year and 1650 per 3 months. If you have a membership card, it authorizes you to borrow documents belonging to the whole holdings of the Central Library.