E-book loan service in Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library

E-könyv olvasó eszköz rajzaThe service, currently in test mode, is accessible free of charge for readers who have library cards with borrowing privileges.

In the databases the library has subscribed to, there were science books available as e-books for years, but with our new service non-fiction and fiction literature will be accessible for loan in e-book format. The Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library has decided, according to the needs of our readers, to launch this development, after a survey was done in spring of 2024 amongst the users through our website and social media platforms, in order to shape this service to the needs, wants and reading habits of its users. We would like to thank the feedback of every person who filled out the survey!

As per the results of the survey, on 14th May 2024 the library is launching the e-book and audiobook loan service for all enrolled readers - namely those with borrowing privileges - through the platform called CloudLibrary. Thanks to this new service, our readers will have access to not just science literature, but also contemporary literature, entertainment literature, bestsellers and self-help books of psychology, parenting and life management in e-book format, even from home, remotely 24/7. 

Who will be able to use this? 
All readers above the age of 10 enrolled into MESZL with valid library cards with borrowing privileges. 

Where can this be accessed?
Accessing the Hungarian e-book for loan is very simple with CloudLibrary: opening the website or downloading the free app, the users will only need to select their library and log in with the bar code of their cards and the password they use for the MESZL catalogue.

Download the CloudLibrary app:
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.txtr.android.mmm
iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/3m-cloud-library/id466446054

Video guides only Hungarian can be found on our Youtube-channel:

How much does it cost?
This service has no extra fee, users with library cards with borrowing privileges can access it free of charge.

What can I borrow?
The service includes only Hungarian e-books of the CloudLibrary stock that had been purchased by MESZL. Currently, the library has purchased 201 titles in e-book format, the number and variety of which will be expanded in the future according to usage data and user feedback.

How many books can I borrow?
Number of e-books you can borrow: 1 title at once; loan period: 2 weeks. After the due date, access to the e-book will cease for the reader.

Can I extend the loan period?
The loan period can be extended continuously until a reservation is put on the e-book.

Can I reserve titles that interest me?
Number of reservable titles: 1 e-book. 
The availability of the reserved e-book can be checked in CloudLibrary. If you gave your e-mail address, a notice will be sent to you about the fulfillment of the reservation, as well. You will have 48 hours to borrow the reserved book. 

Where can I give feedback? 
If you have any questions or feedback about the service, please send them to cloudlibrary@fszek.hu.

Photo: MESZL


Central Library

1088 Budapest, Szabó Ervin tér 1.
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06 1 411 5100

Further contact details

Contact for the director:

E-mail: kktitkar@fszek.hu
Phone number:
06 1 411 5017
Manager: Farkas Ferenc

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



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