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In Hungarian Electronic Library, you can read a trilingual publication reviewing a series of documentaries, made by director duo Katalin Petényi and Barna Kaba and Bence Gyöngyössy, on Italian-Hungarian art relations and the history of common cultural heritage.
The library of King Matthias Hunyadi was the first and most significant royal Renaissance-era library in Europe outside Italy. Contained within the library were 2,000 volumes at the time of Matthias’ death but following that, the majority of the codices had either been destroyed or scattered all over. At present, 216 corvinas are kept by libraries across Europe and the United States.
Due to an event to be held in Sándor Palace, on Wednesday October 7,  between circa 10 and 12 a.m. and also between 2 and 3 p.m., total closedown can be expected periodically in the area from Dísz Square to Lion Courtyard. During closedown, pedestrian traffic will be prohibited. In order to easily access our Library, we suggest you to use the Express Elevator to be found at the entrance at Palota Street, just above Dózsa Square.
Our great autumn exhibition, presenting propaganda which played a central role in World war I, was prolonged and will be open until April 9, 2016. At the time of WWI, propaganda was a radically new phenomenon and our exhibition aims at drawing its nature study. Total war required support from the general public, so all of the participating countries were keen on maintaining the patriotic and militant enthusiasm of their people.
NSZL has just finished the overall processing of Count Sándor Apponyi’s small but significant bibliophile collection which had been donated to the Hungarian national library in 1924. Description of over 500 works can be accessed from the Library’s online catalog.
NSZL has come out with a virtual version of its chamber exhibition which was entitled Glimpse into the Secret File and was meant to commemorate the 100th anniversary (2013) of Hilda Gobbi’s birth. Our new website presents albums including especially exciting memorabilia of the famous Hungarian actress’ life, albums preserving collected images of her professional and public career, prints of critical and personal reverberations, and reporting on her travels.
On September 10, 2015 a chamber exhibition in memory of the 100th anniversary of the birth of  composer Ferenc Farkas (1905–2000) will be opened in NSZL. The exhibition will present the most exciting documents from the composer legacy of Ferenc Farkas, an outstanding figure of the 20th history of Hungarian music, kept in the Music Collection of the Library.
You can approach the main entrance of National Széchényi Library by presenting your Reader Pass, or if you are not a registered reader of the Library, or wish to visit NSZL for any other reason, the staff of the Wine Festival will guide you to the main entrance of the Library.
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.
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