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Extraordinary measure: NSZL is temporarily closed

Remote access

Bibliotheca Corvina Virtualis

Our databases in 2020

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.

Book donation from the United States

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.


“Hungary can be proud of its national library” – Interview with Director-General Dávid Rózsa

‘We aim at giving even more to the country, to the nation, and plan to show even more of the treasures that we keep here,’ said Dávid Rózsa, Director-General of National Széchényi Library.