Basic service

  • Information on the services of the library and the library system

    Information on the services of the Library and the library system - it is a basic service that is available with registration card in any of the branch libraries. Not only the own services of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library are available for readers to acquire the necessary information but they are informed about the possibilities which are provided by other libraries to reach their goals.

  • Catalog

    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.

  • ​Library use

    Basic service available with a registration card in any of the branch libraries. All library visitors have to accept and observe Terms of Use of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library.

Local use

  • 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.

  • Local use of audiovisual documents

    The service is available by daily card (ticket) and with reader's card authorizing for borrowing. Devices can be used by librarian's assistance.

    Attention! Due to pandemic situation the service is available only by use of own earphone.
  • Local use

    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 computers of the Library may be used only by patrons with a valid library membership (with registration card, daily ticket, reader's card authorizing for borrowing). Patrons may not use the internet service in the Library for business purpose and illegal actions, nor may they disturb or hamper the work of others. Should the librarian perceive such an occurence,  Terms of Use in V.2. point takes effect. If the user saves the identifiers necessary for Internet use while using world wide web through library computers and so he/she gives chance for misuse, the Library does not take the responsibility, it cannot be impeached.

  • 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.

Remote use

  • 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.

E-mail service

  • Newsletter

    Libraries provide information about library programs and news in the newsletter; you may request a newsletter by giving your e-mail address .

Remote payment

  • Remote payment

    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.

Reprography

  • Self-service photocopy

    Self-service photocopy is available in black and white, using chip-card or coins (only in Central Library).

    The fee of the service:

    A4: HUF 30 / page

    A3: HUF40 / page

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates and Appendix #7 of Terms of Use.

  • Photocopy ordering

    The service of photocopy ordering is available in A4 and A3 sizes, in black and white in designated branch libraries.

    The fee of the service:

    - with library membership:

    A4: HUF 45 / page

    A3: HUF 55 / page

    - without library membership:

    A4: HUF 60 / page

    A3: HUF 70 / page

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates and Appendix #7 of Terms of Use.

  • Lamination

    To give plastic cover to sheet of the size A/4 by heat-setting treatment; only in designated libraries.

    The fee of the service:

    - with library membership:

    HUF 200 / page

    - without library membership:

    HUF 400 / page

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates and Appendix #7 of Terms of Use.

  • Printing

    Printing is available only in designated libraries, without library membership as well.

    The fee of the service:

    - with library membership:

    In size A4

    Black and white text : HUF 60/page

    Text in color: HUF 270/page

    Picture in black and white (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent) : HUF 200/page

    Picture in color (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent): HUF 300/page

    In size A3

    Black and white text : HUF 110/page

    Text in color: HUF 400/page

    Picture in black and white (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent) : HUF 400/page

    Picture in color (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent): HUF 600/page

    - without library membership:

    In size A4

    Black and white text : HUF 80/page

    Text in color: HUF 300/page

    Picture in black and white (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent) : HUF 250/page

    Picture in color (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent): HUF 400/page

    In size A3

    Black and white text : HUF 150/page

    Text in color: HUF 500/page

    Picture in black and white (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent) : HUF 500/page

    Picture in color (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent): HUF 700/page


    The fees of the service can be seen in the list of rates and Appendix #7 of Terms of Use.

  • Paper copy of a microfilm

    The service is available with library membership.

    The fee of the service:

    HUF 130/page

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • ​Spiral binding

    Plastic spiral binding; with transparent front cover and back plate; it is available only in the Library of Dagály utca.

    The fee of the service:

    - with library membership:

    HUF 500

    - without library membership:

    HUF 700

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates and Appendix #7 of Terms of Use.

  • Scanning (digital copy)

    Ordering digital copy; the copy is made by the library and it provides to the user for a fee. The service is available in designated libraries.

    Fee of the service with library membership:

    Documents belonging to the holdings of Budapest Collection:

    Scanning from the picture database - available in the Budapest Picture Archive – for public use: HUF 800 / image

    Scanning from the picture collection of the Budapest Picture Archive published on the internet: free of charge

    In the branches:

    Other documents (part of a book, book illustration, article) : HUF 50 / page


    Without library membership:

    Documents belonging to the holdings of Budapest Collection:

    Scanning from the picture database - available in the Budapest Picture Archive – for public use: HUF 800 / image

    Scanning from the picture collection of the Budapest Picture Archive published on the internet: free of charge

    Ordering digital copy of the document owned by the person who orders scanning: HUF 50 / page

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates and Appendix #7 of Terms of Use.

  • Scanning (digital copy) - self-service

    Self-service scanning is available by buying a chip-card, considering copyrights; it is available only in the Central Library. Digitized pages can be saved by a USB device.

    Fee of the service:

    with library membership and chipcard:

    HUF 10/page

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7).

Library visit

  • Programs of library use for school groups

    The service is available without library membership, freely. Before library visit, contact with the competent colleague of the branch library is needed.

  • ​Library visit with the purpose of library pr

    The Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library welcomes all colleagues from Hungary and beyond the border who would like to get acquainted with the branch libraries, the services and professional practice of the Library either individually or within the frame of professional tours and self-development. Before library visit, contact with the competent colleague of the branch library is needed.

  • ​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.

  • Library visits for touristic purposes, group

    After an agreement in advance, the Central Library can be visited with librarian's accompaniment, in foreign languages (English and German) and in Hungarian. Both individual and group guidances can be requested.

    Fees of the service:

    Guidance in Hungarian:
    Group guidances (min. 10 participants): HUF 1500/person
    Group guidances for students and pensioners: HUF 200/person
    Group guidances for visitors with deficiency: free of charge

    Guidance in foreign languages:
    Group guidances (min. 10 participants): HUF 2000/person
    Group guidances for visitors with deficiency: free of charge

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • Library visits for touristic purposes, indivi

    In opening hours, the whole Central Library of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library, including the Palace, can be seen individually by buying visitor's ticket. It costs HUF 1500 / person.

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

Further Education Information Service

  • Further Education Guidance Service

    The service provides information mainly to those who apply for studying at either of the institutions of higher education in the UK. Books, websites and link collections are offered as assistance. In case of questions concerning the higher education of other countries the librarians can provide information about responsible, competent offices and contact person. Our service is free and available only via email. We do not have visiting days, we do not mentor students who want to learn further, neither can we follow the process of their applications.

Rental of rooms

  • Rental of rooms

    The service is available without library membership; its rates are by specific agreement.