Only registered members can visit the library. A visitor card is issued free of charge.
Registered readers may consult our documents free of charge on the spot: read microfilm, listen to music, use multimedia and the library’s electronic catalogue. Furthermore, the visitor’s card gives access to photocopying and eHungary Internet (charges applicable).
A valid library card is required for borrowing library documents. The inscription fees and reductions are to be found at the Good to know section.
Registered readers have to show their visitor card or library card on entrance and pass through a security gate.
Loan of books
Books can be lent for 30 days, some of them only for 7 days
the loan period can be extended twice, as long as there is no reservation on the document
books can also be lent overnight for 1 day
books lent for the week-end have to be returned on the first opening day of the following week
Lending audiovisual media
CD, DVD, VHS, MC and LP can be lent for 7 days
the loan can be extended twice upon request of the reader, as long as there is no reservation
Loans are electronically administered at the ground floor desk.
Each document is assigned a loan deadline separately.
Late fees are to be paid when documents are not returned on time.
Late fees are calculated on a daily basis.
Documents that are part of the library collection but are checked out can be reserved on request.
Reservations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis in case of several bookings.
On the Reservation form the dates are precisely indicated, until when the reservation is valid. Librarians fill the form in the department where the document is located.
The reader is notified by mail about the arrival of the requested document.
Reservation in not free of charge, its cost is the equivalent of the postage cost, which has to be payed upon receipt of the document.