Opening hours

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Extraordinary Closure 2019
March 15 Closed
March 16  Closed
April 19 Closed
April 20 Closed
May 1 Closed
Június 22. During the Night of Museuns, NSZL will be open from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. (repository service from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.), the Library of Book History, Library and Information will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., the reading rooms of the Special Collections will have Saturday opening hours, i.e. they will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
July 22 - August 20 Closed
October 23 Closed
November 1 Closed
November 2 Closed
December 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020  Closed

Registering for a Reader Pass

Tues – Sat: 9.00 – 19.00

Central Reading Rooms
(General Collection Reading Room, History Science Reading Room, Literature Science Reading Room, Periodicals Reading Room, Microfilm Reading Room, Reference Library):

  • Tues – Sat: 9.00 – 20.00
  • Store requests can be submitted Tuesday to Friday, between 9.00 and 19.00, on Saturday, between 9.00 and 17.00.
  • Photocopying, scanning: Tuesday to Friday, between 9.00 and 19.00, on Saturday, between 11.00 and 19.00.

Special Collections Reading Rooms
(Manuscripts Reading Room, Early Printed Books Archive, Collection of Theatre History, Music Collection, Map Collection, Collection of Posters and Small Prints):

  • Tues – Fri: 9.00 – 17.00
  • Sat: 9.00 – 14.00
  • Documents stored in depository are available by the next workday the earliest. Requests submitted after Friday 14.00 are available only next Tuesday.

Library of Book History, Library and Information Science

  • Tues: 9.00 – 17.00
  • Wed: 9 .00 – 20.00
  • Thu: 9.00 – 17.00
  • Fri: 9.00 – 17.00
  • Sat: 9.00 – 14.00

Interlibrary loan:

  • Mon–Thu: 8–16.30 
  • Fri: 8.00 –14.00

Bookshop, customer service (Floor 5, at the Main Entrance):

  • Tues – Sat: 9.00 – 17.00 (lunch break: 13.00 – 13.30)

Buffet:

  • Mon: 8.00 – 16.00
  • Tues – Fri: 8.00 – 18.00
  • Sat: 10.00 – 17.00

Opening hours of the Express Elevator:

  • Mon-Sat: 6–20.30
  • Sun: 9–18.30