Free prolongation of reader passes on Széchényi Memorial Day


Dear Readers,

On the occasion of the celebration of NSZL’s foundation, we offer you a special discount. Although our Library has been closed, we keep on offering a wide range of online services.

Széchényi Memorial Day in the online space



Dear Readers,

Due to the pandemic situation, this year we will be virtually celebrating the anniversary of the foundation of National Széchényi Library.

Extraordinary measure


Dear Readers and Visitors!

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. During this period, our reading rooms will be closed and all the events involving personal attendance will be cancelled.

“404 Not Found – Who will preserve the Internet?” video conference and workshop – 2020


On December 2, 2020, National Széchényi Library (NSZL) will host a professional day on web archiving for the fourth time. Due to the pandemic situation, the professional day can be followed by those interested on the Internet through the Teams application.

1956 – history on leaflets


Entitled “1956 – history on leaflets”, a new, freely accessible digital content service has been launched by National Széchényi Library. The database launched on October 23, 2020 offers an ample selection of leaflets and text posters made during the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight.

Visegrád Portraits. Artistic obeisance to the cooperation of Central European countries


Graphics made of famous people including, among others, footballer Ferenc Puskás, mechanical engineer Emil Škoda, physicist Maria Skłodowska-Curie, poet, prose writer Ľudmila Podjavorinská will be presented at the exhibition which is an artistic obeisance to the cooperation of Central European countries three decades ago.

Book donation from the United States


Recently, the Vice Consulate of Hungary in Houston donated some twenty volumes to National Széchényi Library in order to increase its stock. A major part of the books received from the Vice Consulate of Hungary in Houston are hungarica published in the diaspora, to which National Széchényi Library has not had an access. The books were collected from the holdings of the Texas community, some from the library of the Cistercian abbey in Dallas, which was closed down a decade ago.

As of October 1, touch-free body temperature measurement at our main entrance is mandatory


Dear Readers,

As of Thursday October 1, 2020, touch-free body temperature measurement is mandatory for our readers on entering the library building. Temperature will be taken with the assistance of our security service staff.

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