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Extraordinary measure: NSZL is temporarily closed

Remote access

Bibliotheca Corvina Virtualis

Our databases in 2020

“Who will preserve the Internet?” – the conference in Videotorium

Recordings of the presentations of the online conference held on December 2, 2020, as well as the deliverd presentations are now available.

The validity of NSZL reader passes has been prolonged until March 2, 2021

Due to the extension of pandemic restrictions, our Library is still unable to receive its readers personally. In this difficult time, we want to compensate our loyal readers for the inconvenience.

Tens of thousands of unique documents became freely available in our databases in 2020

As the largest Hungarian public collection, National Széchényi Library has been keeping a whole range of treasures that can rarely be seen and which may be surprising at first sight. During 2020, however, more and more curiosities became digitally freely accessible via our recently launched databases.

End of the year

Dear Readers,

Between December 24, 2020 and January 3, 2021, our services provided via email or telephone will be unavailable. Online copying queries received after December 9 will be answered and fulfilled from January 4 onwards.

Web archiving in Hungary – in international academic literature

A paper written by our colleagues Márton Németh and László Drótos was evaluated as Highly Commended Paper in special journal Digital Library Perspectives.

National Széchényi Library makes a thousand modern era engravings digital public domain

Our latest digital content service dubbed Régi Ritka (Old Rare) further expands the range of special documents that you can browse from the comfort of your home.

Extraordinary measure

In line with Government Decree No. 484/2020 (XI. 10.), National Széchényi Library has suspended indefinitely its personally available public services as of Wednesday November 11, 2020. Please, note that many of our services are still available remotely (via email, online).


1956 – history on leaflets

Entitled “1956 – history on leaflets”, a new, freely accessible digital content service has been launched by National Széchényi Library.