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Extraordinary measure: NSZL is temporarily closed

Remote access

Bibliotheca Corvina Virtualis

Our databases in 2020

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.

Hungarian Maps of 2019

The Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics of Eötvös Lorand University and the Map Collection of NSZL invite entries to the exhibition entitled “Hungarian Maps of 2019”, to which every Hungarian map making and publishing workshop can apply with either print or digital cartographic works, or books.

An exact replica of the Perczel Globe can be seen in NSZL

The original globe, made in 1862, has been kept in the Map Collection of National Széchényi Library, where it is freely accessible.

Presentation of the Heritage Library Documents Register

On October 31, 2019, the renewed Heritage Library Documents Register (Hungarian abbreviation: MKDNy) was presented at a full-house professional event in NSZL. As part of the National Library Platform, the system will be capable of uniting the heritage documents of Hungary in a single online space.

From an attic to the Manuscript Collection of NSZL

A letter written by Hungarian poet János Arany, received as a gift, became researchable following restoration.