Publications missing from the library’s stock can be obtained from domestic (rural) or foreign libraries on request, in original or copy, as required. The use of the requested documents (can be borrowed or used only locally) is provided by the lending library.
You can extend your borrowings twice, by 3-3 weeks in the following ways:
With the electronic request form, you can request documents from the library stock from anywhere and anytime. Electronic request form step by step when requesting a BOOK In order to request documents from the stock online, log in to the catalogue (ELTEfind, Login menu item). Username: the barcode number of the library card or student ID Password: by default, the date of birth in YYYYMMDD format, e.g. 19970214. The password can be changed.
In case you want to borrow a book or read it locally and it has already been borrowed by another reader, you can make a reservation for the document. Reservations can only be made with valid visitor’s card os a borrower’s card. You can reserve a document: in person at the readers’ service desks, or remotely through the online catalogue. When a book becomes available for loan, you will be notified by email. The reserved and returned documents will be set aside by the library for up to 5 business days from the date of notification.
Who can borrow? All Hungarian and foreign citizens over the age of 14 can borrow. You can only rent in person with a valid library card. Persons with disabilities can borrow with somebody acting as an intermediary authorized in writing beforehand. Authorization form What can I borrow? All documents with a rentable status in the online catalogue can be borrowed. Non-loanable documents:
The ELTE Library WebApp, developed by the University Library and Archives, is a mobile web application for mobile devices and it is also available for faculty libraries. The application replaces the paper-based library card and also offers a number of additional features.
In the reading rooms with a visitor’s card you can use for free all our printed and electronic documents of the basic collection (published after 1801) of our books placed on the stocks or on the open shelf; and a collection of periodicals containing approximately 12,000 titles. If you have a borrower’s card, you can also borrow an external battery (power bank) for charging mobile phones, tablets, and laptops from the information service staff for the duration of your stay in the library. Special collections can only be searched with a borrower’s card and a permit, after filling in a research statement. You can find further information about using them locally here.