Bookshop – Infopoint

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The bookshop located at the main entrance of National Széchényi Library, which is also a tourist Infopoint, is open to visitors Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.


Please, make sure to follow the coronavirus-related pandemic measures listed below: 

  • only two visitor is allowed to enter the store at a time; 
  • we kindly ask you to wear a mask;
  • we recommend you to use the hand sanitizer located at the entrance.


The shop has a double profile: on the one hand, it sells publications published by NSZL, exhibition souvenirs and books offered by consignment partners, and on the other hand, due to its prominent tourist position, it also serves as an official Infopoint of Budapest.

Free publications and program brochures are offered to Hungarian and foreign tourists here. Services related to Budapest InfoPoint and purchasing Budapest Card will be available again from September 1, 2020. 


Staff at our information desk is ready to provide you with information on Budapest, on current cultural programs and attractions, and they also offer tourists publications published by Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre and materials taken over from other tourist service providers.

Free publications:

  • Budapest Guide and Budapest Card catalog
  • Budapest City Map 
  • Budapest’s Finest (quarterly magazine in English)
  • Invitational publications (Welcome Budapest, etc.)
  • Various leaflets

The bookshop also sells 24-, 48-, 72- and 96-hour Budapest cards. Budapest Card is the official city card of the Hungarian capital.

Opening hours (Floor 5, at the main entrance): Tue–Fri, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.