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NSZL to launch a new digital content service entitled “Földabrosz” (Earth Cloth)



The currently launched and continuously expanding database entitled “Földabrosz” (Earth Cloth) includes approximately 1,000 digitized maps that were printed in Hungary or abroad before 1850. The majority of the maps were made in the 18th century, but the collection also includes several 17th-century editions, once owned by founder of our Library, Count Ferenc Széchényi (1754–1820). 

Reader passes can be paid for by credit card in NSZL



Dear Readers and would-be Readers,

We are happy to inform you that, since August 25, 2020, National Széchényi Library has offered yet another convenience service to its readers: reader passes can be paid for not only in cash but also by credit card.

We welcome our readers who wish to renew their reader passes and also those who are newly registered!

“National Széchényi Library has a fantastic collection and staff.”– Interviews with Director-General Dávid Rózsa



In the past few weeks, several interviews appeared in the written press and in various radio broadcasts with Director-General Dávid Rózsa in connection with the current situation and future of National Széchényi Library. Below we will show you some of them.

Special Collections will be open to readers as of July 14



The Manuscript Collection, Early Printed Books Archive, the Theater History and Music Collection, the Collection of Maps, Posters and Small Prints and the Historical Photo and Video Collection (previously called: Photo Collection and the Collection of Historical Interviews) will be reopened to readers as of July 14, 2020, in compliance with the epidemiological rules due to the coronavirus situation.

NSZL’s Book and Souvenir Shop reopens to visitors



As of Tuesday June 30, 2020, the Book and Souvenir Shop of National Széchényi Library will be reopened to visitors and can be visited during the opening hours of NSZL (Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., lunch break: 13.00-13.30).  

Please, make sure to follow the coronavirus-related pandemic measures listed below: 

Zirc-based Cistercian Historic Library opened its doors again


On Saturday June 20, 2020, the Cistercian Historic Library of National Széchényi Library opened its doors again to tourists.
As of Tuesday June 23, readers can also visit the library again.

100 books on Trianon in the Hungarian Electronic Library


Bouquet of Hungary by Rezső Vértes (Miklós Zeidler, Hungarian Irredenta Cult between the Two World Wars, cover detail)


On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Trianon, National Széchényi Library will commemorate the event with one hundred digitized publications throughout the year.

The order interface of Mikes Kelemen Program has been renewed



The order interface of Mikes Kelemen Program, now in its seventh year, has been renewed.

Organized by the State Secretariat for National Policy, National Széchényi Library and the National Archives of Hungary, the program was launched on January 1, 2014, in line with the ideas worded in the Final Declaration of the 3rd Meeting of the Diaspora Council.

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