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Our databases in 2020

Sound Library

Bibliotheca Corvina Virtualis

Decorative facsimile copy of the Pray Codex - The gift to the Holy Father on behalf of the Government of Hungary made by the NSZL

The decorative facsimile copy of Pray Codex, which contains the first coherent Hungarian text dating from the late 12th century, was prepared by the experts of the NSZL as a gift to Pope Francis by the Government of Hungary on the occasion of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress.

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.


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.


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.

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.

1956 – history on leaflets

Entitled “1956 – history on leaflets”, a new, freely accessible digital content service has been launched by National Széchényi Library.

“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.

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

National Széchényi Library has provided free access to approximately 1,000 digitized maps that were printed in Hungary or abroad before 1850.