Libraries in Budapest – Budapest Library Guide

Detailed information about Budapest libraries: collections, description, address.

Budapest Libraries – Budapest Library Guide


Budapest V. ker., Arany János u. 1.
The Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was established by historian Count József Teleki, the first President of the Academy, who offered his 30,000 volume library to the Academy in 1826. The Library began operation in 1831, simultaneously with the Academy itself. The collection, growing with help from various sources, was opened in 1844 for ...
1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1–3.
The house of the Hungarian Parliament established the library at the end of the 1860's. In 1902 the library moved to the newly built Parliament on the bank of Danube. It only became a public collection in 1952; until that time, access was permitted for institutions and professionals.
1089 Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút 40.
The National Educational Library and Museum (NELM) is the information centre for educational science, public education and the history of education. It collects documents of the special literature of educational science and presents its material remains. It publishes also special bibliographies and data bases in that fields. Finally it is a methodical and ...
1056 Budapest, Molnár u. 11.
+36 (1) 318-3688
+36 (1) 318-0147
Originally built for Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) a Russian language library was opened in 1956 under the name of "Gorkij State Library", which later started to collect other foreign language pieces beside Russian, too. Today, the library is the most important collection of foreign books in Hungary, housing a scientific research facility ...
1088 Budapest, Szabó Ervin tér 1.
The library started to operate in 1904. When it was founded, the stock material - comprised of 33000 volumes taken over from the City Statistical Office - basically included books of social science. There were demographic, statistical, administrative and sociological books. Ervin Szabó (the social scholar), who was the first director of the library, had a ...
1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 4-5-6.
+36 1 224 3700
+36 1 202 0804
The National Széchényi Library of Hungary was founded in 1802. It owes its establishment and name to a highly patriotic Hungarian aristocrat, Count Ferenc Széchényi. He - at the end of the 18th century - sought out Hungarian books in the country and abroad, brought them together in a single collection and donated it to the nation in 1802. In the following ...
1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 6.
+36-1-411 6738
Located in the heart of the city in a nicely renovated building, in a tranquil environment. It’s mainly frequented by students and scholars. There is a motto in Latin on the facade of the building: „Artibus - Litteris - Vitae": "For the Art, Literature, Life" The collection of the University Library treasures numerous antiquities. In their most guarded ...


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