Bookshop – Infopoint

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The bookshop located at the main entrance of National Széchényi Library, which is also a tourist Infopoint, is open to visitors Tuesday to Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The shop has a double profile: on the one hand, it sells publications published by NSZL, exhibition souvenirs and books offered by consignment partners, and on the other hand, due to its prominent tourist position, it also serves as an official Infopoint of Budapest.

The so-called ‘birthday package’, a compilation made of copies of items from the document stock of NSZL, can be picked up from the bookshop, and free publications and program brochures are offered to Hungarian and foreign tourists here.


Staff at our information desk is ready to provide you with information on Budapest, on current cultural programs and attractions, and they also offer tourists publications published by Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre and materials taken over from other tourist service providers.

Free publications:

  • Budapest Guide and Budapest Card catalog
  • Budapest City Map 
  • Budapest’s Finest (quarterly magazine in English)
  • Invitational publications (Welcome Budapest, etc.)
  • Various leaflets

The bookshop also sells 24-, 48-, 72- and 96-hour Budapest cards. Budapest Card is the official city card of the Hungarian capital.

Opening hours (Floor 5, at the main entrance): Tue–Sat, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.