Opening hours

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Unusual opening hours in 2024

Date    Building Reading Rooms
20 January (Saturday) Open – Open Day
Day of Hungarian Culture
Open
15 March (Friday) Open – Open Day Closed
29–30 March (Friday–Saturday) Closed Closed
1 May (Wednesday) Closed Closed
11 May (Saturday) Open – Open Day
Day of Families
Open
22 June (Saturday) Open – Open Day
Night of Museums
Open
20 August (Tuesday) Open – Open Day Closed
23 October (Wednesday) Closed Closed
1 November (Friday) Closed Closed
23 November (Saturday) Open – Open Day
Foundation Day
Open
24 December 2024 – 1 January 2025 Closed Closed

 

Registering for a Reader Pass:

  • Tuesday–Thursday: 10.00–17.00
  • Friday and Saturday: 9.00–18.00

 

Reading Rooms of the General Collection:

  • Tuesday–Thursday: 10.00–18.00
  • Friday and Saturday: 9.00–19.00

Repository requests can be submitted: from Tuesday to Thursday and on Saturday until 17.00, on Friday until 18.00.

 

Special Collections:

  • Tuesday–Thursday: 10.00–18.00
  • Friday and Saturday: 9.00–19.00

Requests for documents belonging to the Special Collections can be submitted until 16.30 the day before your planned visit during weekdays and for Saturday until 13.00 on Friday.

 

Historical Photo and Video Collection:

  • Tuesday–Thursday: 10.00–18.00
  • Friday: 9.00–19.00

 

Library of Book History, Library and Information Science:

  • Wednesday–Friday: 10.00–17.00
  • Monday–Tuesday, Saturday: closed

 

Exhibitions:

  • Tuesday–Saturday: 10.00–18.00
    Last entry:
    Tuesday–Thursday: 17.00
    Friday–Saturday: 18.00

 

Bookshop – Infopoint:

  • Tuesday–Saturday: 10.00–17.00
     

 

Buffet:

  • Tuesday–Saturday: 8.00–17.00

 

 

National Library of Foreign Literature:

The National Library of Foreign Literature reopens. All OIK services will be available again from 8 April 2024 with the following new opening hours:

  • Monday: 10.00–17.00
  • Tuesday: 10.00–17.00
  • Wednesday: 10.00–19.00
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 10.00–19.00

The book rental machine next to the entrance is permanently available 24/7.