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Handing over of evangelical codices



Part of the volumes originating from the Radvánszky library of Sajókaza was kept by National Széchényi Library as a deposit from 1950 until 2018. The codices will ceremoniously be returned to the National Lutheran Collection by Dr. László Tüske, Director-general of National Széchényi Library on November 11, 2018.

Bibliotheca Corvina Virtualis – completely renewed internet service



As part of the Corvina Program of National Széchényi Library lasting for decades – in addition to the exhibition entitled The Corvina Library and the Buda Workshop, open as of November 6, 2018 –, a completely renewed version of the corvina website set up some fifteen years ago has been launched.

The General Reading Room will be closed temporarily


Dear Readers,

Hereby we inform you that due to technical reasons, the General Reading Room of National Széchényi Library will be closed temporarily. Stock stored on free shelves here will be available to readers. More information on this will be provided by NSZL staff on duty in the Reference Center of the Library.

Reading Room of the Library of Book History, Library and Information will continue serving readers during its regular opening hours.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.


18,000 items in the Hungarian Electronic Library



Hungary’s oldest digital library, the Hungarian Electronic Library (Hungarian abbreviation: MEK) is proud to present its 18,000th volume, a reference book on chess by Viktor Akantisz and Károly Rozsnyai, which was published back in 1898. On writing the book, the authors took into account the work of Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, a renowned chess master who lived in the 19th century.

At least 100 years of protection were given to János Arany's manuscripts



János Arany’s most precious manuscripts and other documents arrived in National Széchényi Library (NSZL) from Nagyszalonta-based János Arany Memorial Museum in February 2018, so as to be restored by experts. Read more about it here.

Treasures were exchanged in National Széchényi Library



A decorative, leather-bound edition (1895) of Letters from Turkey by Kelemen Mikes, kept by the Hungarian National Museum since the 1950s, got into Kázmér Simon’s possession during the days of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

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