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Our databases in 2020

Remote access

Change in services according to the decree on the tightening of security measures

Dear Readers and Visitors!
In line with Government Decree No. 104/2021. (III. 5.) our services will be modified as of March 8, 2021 as follows.

Two Oxford University databases available remotely for research

Until October 31, 2021, Oxford University Press databases Oxford Handbooks Online and Oxford (Grove) Art Online will be made available from home by our library. Remote access is provided to our registered readers.


Posters by Géza Faragó on the southern panoramic terrace of the Castle Garden Bazaar

Outdoor exhibition from our Map, Poster and Small Print Collection

Validity of reader passes expiring during closure extended until June 2, 2021

The validity of reader passes expiring between March 1 and June 1, 2021 has been extended until June 2, 2021, allowing our readers to continue to access our subscribed databases.

Libraries and Readers: We Belong Together – Call for Vaccination Registration by the National Library and Professional Library Associations of Hungary

The Hungarian nation library, the National Széchényi Library and the professional associations of Hungarian libraries, librarians and information science professionals publish the following call.

Hungarian library services during the pandemic

From March 2020, our library and the Library Institute monitors the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on libraries. Its survey shows that more than 85% of libraries have introduced at least one innovation or made at least one development in the recent past. 

Sound Library – You can listen to sixty years of gramophone records online

Related to the Day of Hungarian Culture, our new service entitled Hangtár (Sound Library) has been launched.


Management of the pandemic situation in libraries

The library practice of more than twenty countries, followed during the second phase of the pandemic, was compiled by the staff of National Széchényi Library under the coordination of the Hungarian Library Institute.