National Széchényi Library keeps documents of a great variety of types, age and legal categories and different regulations are valid for each document type.
Every type of copying requires a license. NSZL does not make a copy of music compositions, movies or multimedia materials.
In case you wish to publish a copy of any document to be found in NSZL’s collections, you are supposed to pay a publication fee and to ask for a publication license from the Head of Department of the collection involved. In case of publishing documents, the publishing house is obliged to note in which collection of National Széchényi Library the original document can be found.
Making a copy of General Collection documents
Copying service and OPM administrator are located beside the Book Issue Station on Floor 7. Every type of copying requires a license and forms, needed to apply for a license, can be found at the OPM administrator. Opening hours of copying service are as follows: Tuesday to Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
You can order a copy of documents belonging to the General Collection at this e-mail address.
COPYING SERVICE FROM ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS – FEES (HUF)
A/4: done by user 20,
if ordered 25
A/3: done by user 25,
if ordered 30
|About documents published more than 70 years ago (if the condition of the document allows it)||A4: 50||A3: 70|
|Color photocopy||A/4: 300||A/3: 400|
COPYING SERVICE FROM MICROFILM* – FEES (HUF)
|Digitization of microfilms|
|Reproduction of digitized microfilms|
|Printing on paper, per page||A/4: 50||A/3: 70|
|Writing to CD, per disc||300|
|Writing to DVD, per disc||400|
|Writing to FLOPPY, per disc||200|
* In each case, the fee of microfilm digitization is a total of two items: the fee of digitization and that of the chosen reproduction technology. Digitization is done by readers.
Making a copy of Special Collections documents
About printed documents, belonging to NSZL’s Manuscript Archive, Collection of Posters and Small Prints, Early Printed Books Archive, Theater History Collection, Map Collection or Music Collection, copies up to size A0 are made by the Reprographic Laboratory. You can ask for information on site, from NSZL staff on duty in the given Reading Room. Detailed price list (in Hungarian)
Further information about copying material from the Special Collections:
Other copying services