Temporary change in access to our services on the 26th of September 2022

For technical reasons, the smaller reading rooms of the library will be closed until 16.00 on the 26th of September 2022.

On-site use will be offered in the Reading Hall and the services of the lending desk (borrowing, book return, registration, purchase of printer and photocopier cards) will be available at the information desk on the ground floor.

After 16.00, our readers will be able to enjoy the full range of services as usual.

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ELTE ULS, Photo: Ádám Leéb

Temporary closure

Due to maintenance work on the integrated library system, the ELTE University Library and Archives and the Eötvös Exhibition will be closed on Saturday, on the 10th of September 2022. From Monday, from the 12th of September 2022, we will be open again with the usual opening hours and services.

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New community space for our readers

At the start of the autumn semester, we are opening our doors with a new community space. The round room in the Journal Reading Room welcomes you with armchairs and sofas, bean bags, laptop tables and cushions.

The community space is suitable for studying, relaxing, resting, learning together and playing board games. We are constantly expanding our amenities and wish our visitors a pleasant and useful stay!

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Cultural Heritage Days – Treasures enclosed in pages

On Saturday, the 17th of September 2022, as part of the Cultural Heritage Days, we will open our library doors to the public again.

We would like to draw attention to the protection of our cultural heritage, with a wide range of activities for all ages, including library tours, calligraphic and bookbinding craft programs, presentation of our restorer workshop and old books, interactive Eötvös exhibition, university history display, violin and Coquette duo concerts.

As part of this year's programme, the Gospel Book of Janus Pannonius and our chamber exhibition will also be presented. For a detailed programme, please, visit our homepage or the official website of the Cultural Heritage Days. All visitors are welcome!

The event is supported by the Belváros-Lipótváros Municipality of the 5th district of Budapest and the University Library Foundation.

Photo, audio and video recordings will be made of the events. The recordings will be published on the websites, publications, forums and social media of the participating institutions.

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ELTE ULS; Photo: Ágnes Ágai

Some parts of our collection are temporarily only accessible to a limited extent

We would like to inform our visitors that due to the ongoing storage cleaning work, the following stock sections will be unavailable or only partially available in the coming weeks:

  • shelfmark: between P 1 and P 6000 (from the 19th of September to the 8th of October);
  • shelfmark: between 400.000 and 440.000, 535.000and 560.000 (expected in the first half of October);
  • shelfmark: between 700.000 and 713.121, 448.000 and 452.725, furthermore complete collection of books starting with zero (expected in the second half of October).

We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.

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The Cultural Heritage Day in the ELTE University Library and Archives was a great success

The library intended to draw attention to the protection of our cultural values ​​and the preservation of our built heritage with our event organized in the University Library and Archives of Eötvös Loránd University within the framework of this year's Cultural Heritage Days.

On the 550th anniversary of Janus Pannonius’s death, the Gospel Book of the poet and bishop was presented. The parchment codex (Cod. Graec. 1) is a special treasure of our library from the 11th century, probably copied in Constantinople. The codex is decorated with full-page illustrations of the Gospel, depicting the different stages of the work, the one of John was probably lost in the 16th century.  Our related chamber exhibition entitled Janus Pannonius from Humanism to the Baroque – A selection from the collection of the University Library and Archives is on display until the 11th of November 2022, from 10.00 to 15.00 on weekdays. Registration is possible at titkarsag@lib.elte.hu.

Kata Borsos' violin concert in the Aula was the opening concert of our programme. Through our building tours, our visitors gained an insight into the history of the library and the halls of its monumental building, got acquainted with the restoration process, our museum collection and the life of Loránd Eötvös, joined our Petőfi quiz, as well as made unique hardcover craft booklets. During our events, calligrapher Dezső Buzogány gave a presentation in the hall, introducing our guests to the art of pen and beautiful handwriting.

In the framework of the event, we also opened our exhibition entitled Book, Robe, Science – Symbols from the Past of Eötvös Loránd University.

We closed our programme series with a concert by the Coquette duo. Hedda Gál (vocals) and Zsolt Horváth (guitar) performed a selection of songs from the jazz divas.

The event was implemented with the support of the Municipality of Budapest, District V, Belváros–Lipótváros, the Foundation for the University Library and the “Thank you, Hungary!” project.

The Autumn Festival of Museums between the 3rd of October and the 11th of November 2022 also offers a variety of our programmes. All visitors are welcome in our library!

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ELTE ULA; Photo: Milán Dénes

ELTE Librarians’ Day

On the 2nd of September 2022, ELTE Librarians’ Day took place at the Library of Faculty of Law – after an unintentional 3-year break. Arriving guests received a catalogue card with a small embroidered bookmark, made and hidden by our colleague Erzsébet Sánta. During the day, our mini exhibition displayed our librarians' hobbies and leisure activities. Throughout the event, Vivi and Nassim from Café Vivina treated us to coffee specialities.

The event focused on the changes in the three years since COVID. The programme started with presentations by the library directors on their tasks and achievements in the past period. Further, Ágnes Koreny, Deputy Director General of Metropolitan Szabó Ervin Library, gave a spellbinding lecture on the future challenges and possible solutions for academic libraries. Finally, the day ended with a funny quiz. The prize, a cake made by our colleague Gabriella Bagu, was a real treat for everyone.

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ELTE Library of the Faculty of Law

Best wishes for a successful autumn semester to the citizens of the Faculty of Economics!

The library services of the Faculty of Economics are provided by the University Library and Archives. The use of the library is free of charge for the citizens of the Faculty of Economics and Business, more information about the services is accessible here.

The library is open on weekdays from 9:00 to 20:00 and on Saturdays from 10:00 to 18:00 in the Reading Hall. The newly designed community space is also available for learning, relaxation, group work and board games, and is open during opening hours on weekdays.

Registration is possible via the ELTE Library WebApp or in person at the library.

For more information about the library and its services, please visit our website.

All readers and visitors are welcome!

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Welcome new students! – University Library Service

The network of libraries maintained by Eötvös Loránd University, the University Library Service (eltekonyvtarak.elte.hu/en), with more than 4.3 million documents, wishes you a successful autumn semester.

Enrollment is free for all university citizens, and can also be arranged online through the ELTE Library WebApp application. The collection of libraries is available from the online catalog.

You can find information about the services available in each library, the tariffs, opening hours and contact details, as well as the many online services of ELTE libraries on the website of the University Library Service.


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