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Bibliotheca Corvina Virtualis

Reader passes can be paid for by credit card

1,000 digitized maps

NSZL’s Book and Souvenir Shop reopens to visitors

Management of the pandemic situation in libraries
On the website of the Hungarian Library Institute, we have added a new, highlighted menu item summing up all the library information on the epidemic situation summing up all the library information on the epidemic situation in the Information Services menu. (All information is in Hungarian, we show you this merely for your information.)
Dance around Hungary online!

You can learn the characteristic dances of eight regions of Hungary from the comfort of your home with the help of National Széchényi Library. Teaching of the dances will be presented by members of the most outstanding children's ensembles, winners of the Szarvas Children's Solo Dance Festival.

Reprographic services temporarily suspended

Dear Readers and Partners!

Hereby we inform you that our reprographic services will temporarily be suspended. Of course, orders that have already been submitted will be fulfilled, but we will not accept new orders for a while.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


New Director-General at the head of National Széchényi Library

Prof. Dr. Miklós Kásler, Minister of Human Capacities, with effect from March 16, 2020, appointed Dávid Rózsa as Director-General of National Széchényi Library.

Emergency measure

In view of the epidemic situation, National Széchényi Library will suspend indefinitely its personally available public services as of Tuesday March 17, 2020.

Digitization Center in NSZL

On Floor 8 of the building of National Széchényi Library, we will soon be opening a Digitalization Center that is unique on a regional level.

The Buda Castle Funicular was inaugurated 150 years ago

Count Ödön Széchenyi, son of Count István Széchenyi, first met the idea of an uphill funicular at the Paris International Exposition of 1867. On returning back to Hungary, he wanted to adapt it to the local environment right away. 

Rákóczi Web Archive

The digital archive, made on the occasion of Francis II Rákóczi Memorial Year in National Széchényi Library, can also be used for educational and research purposes, as a rich source of Hungarian social and military history of the 17th and 18th centuries. The digital archive was made in the framework of the Public Collection Digitization Strategy tender.