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Dear Visitors! We would like to inform you that, as opposed to the extraordinary closure of the Library on Tuesday September 22, 2015, scheduled previously due to technical reasons, on the above date National Széchényi Library will be open during its usual opening hours, i.e. between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
In honor of her outstanding performance carried out in the field of library science, Dr. Szilvia Bánfi-Szilágyi, research fellow of National Széchényi Library was given József Szinnyei Award on the occasion of Hungarian National Day August 20.
Hungarian Language and Book Festival will be held this year, too in Szentháromság Square in Buda Castle, between September 4 and 6, 2015. Our booth will welcome visitors with the publications of NSZL and with other interesting items.
This year’s winners of the Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, Charles Bernstein from the US and Italian poet Giuseppe Conte will read out from their poems in the Ceremonial Hall of National Széchényi Library on August 29, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Dear Visitors! We would like to inform you that the opening hours of National Széchényi Library will be changed as of September 1, 2015.  Also, there have been changes in the reading space: our Multimedia Reading Room ceased to exist as an independent unit, its functions were taken over by the General Reading Room.
Our exhibition to be opened on September 1 will present the last love letters written by Attila József to Flóra Kozmutza and a letter of sentiments written by Gyula Illyés to his wife. This letter inspired the title of our exhibition: Because you are sitting opposite to me …
Based on an exhibition set up in NSZL’s Theater History Collection jointly with Dr. Orsolya Ring, archivist of the National Archives of Hungary, an online exhibition presenting related documents of our collections was launched on the website of the National Archives.
On June 15, 2015 Italian IT firm @Cult presented its recently developed integrated library software. Presentations of the professional day can be viewed on Videotorium.
On July 10, 2015, Civic Epistemologies held a successful one-day workshop in NSZL. Topic of the workshop was volunteer online help provided to cultural institutions. Materials of the lectures in English and some photos of the participants are available on the website of the workshop.
We would like to inform you that the Library will be closed between July 13 and August 24, 2015, but our exhibition entitled The Royal Library – Secrets of 35 corvinas in the light of facsimiles, pictures, scripts and videos will be open even during NSZL’s summer closure.
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