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Hours of operation for December

 
The Library will be closed from December 24, 2016, to January 1, 2017.
The Archives of the Academy will be closed from December 22, 2016, to January 1, 2017.

In addition, we would like to call the attention of our patrons to the following information regarding the hours of operation before the upcoming holiday season.

December 23, 2016, Friday: The Library's Main Reading Room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Special Collections will close at 12:00 a.m.

January 2, 2017, Monday is the first day of normal operation in the New Year.

Information | 2016. 12. 16.

Hours of operation on Thursday, December 15th

 
On December 15, 2016, the Library's Main Reading Room, the Special Collections and the Archives of the Academy will be closed from 13:30 p.m

We apologize for any inconvenience caused!

Information | 2016. 12. 07.

Maintenance at the Library's entrance

 
The maintenance will be from Tuesday, December 1 to Saturday, December 3. Due the maintenance the Library is normal operation.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused!

Information | 2016. 12. 01.

Hours of operation on Friday, November 11th

 
On November 11, 2016, the Library's Main Reading Room will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Special Collections and the Archives of the Academy will be closed.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Information | 2016. 11. 08.

The New York Times trial access

 
The Library has been granted trial access to The New York Times until December 15, 2016.

The database is accessible from within our IP-range.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

More information (pdf, 291 KB) »

Services | 2016. 11. 02.

 
BrillOnline trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to two electronic databases of BrillOnline until Nov 30, 2016

Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online

Brill’s New Pauly Supplements Online I-II / Der Neue Pauly Supplemente I-II Online

The databases are accessible from within our IP-range.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.


Services | 2016. 11. 02.

 
Hours of operation for late October and early November

The Library will be closed from October 31 to November 1, 2016.



Information | 2016. 10. 27.

 
Network device maintenance

Due to maintenance, internet access at the Library will be unavailable on Tuesday, October 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.



Information | 2016. 10. 15.

 
Hours of operation on Saturday, October 15th

On October 15, 2016, the Library's Main Reading Room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
the Special Collections will close at 1:30 p.m., the Archives of the Academy will be closed.



Information | 2016. 10. 13.

Royal Society Journals Collection trial access

 
The Library has been granted trial access to the Royal Society Journals Collection until November 30, 2016.

The database is accessible from within our IP-range.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

More information (pdf, 965 KB) »

Services | 2016. 09. 14.

 
Summer holiday

The Library will be closed from July 4 to August 7, 2016.






Information | 2016. 06. 16.

 
Hours of operation on June 1

On June 1, 2016, the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.



Information | 2016. 05. 25.

Treasury of Linguistic Maps Online trial access

 
The Library has been granted trial access to Treasury of Linguistic Maps Online until June 3, 2016.

The database is accessible from within our IP-range.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

More information (pdf, 786 KB) »

Services | 2016. 05. 15.

 
Hours of operation on May 13

On May 13, 2016, the Archives of the Academy and the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books will be closed.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


Information | 2016. 05. 05.

Library Usage Survey 2016

 
We ran a library usage survey in January and February 2016 to obtain information about our services from our patrons.

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. Information gathered from the results will help us improve our services according to your needs.

Check out the infographic we created from the data obtained.


News | 2016. 04. 28.

The Philosopher's Index with Full Text via EBSCOhost trial access

 
The Library has been granted trial access to The Philosopher's Index with Full Text via EBSCOhost until June 15, 2016.

The database is accessible from within our IP-range.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

More information (pdf, 1.4 MB) »

Services | 2016. 04. 27.

LAN modernization

 
Due to modernization and reconstruction works performed on our local area network, the Library's Main Reading Room and Digital Reading Room will be closed on April 20, 2016.

The Archives of the Academy, the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books, and the Oriental Collection will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.




Information | 2016. 04. 14.

EBSCOhost eBooks trial access

 
The Library has been granted trial access to two electronic databases of EBSCOhost until April 30, 2016.

eBook Academic Subscription Collection™
eBook University Press Collection

The databases are accessible from within our IP-range.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2016. 03. 31.

Combining material sciences with traditional philology to enhance our understanding of the creation and history of a manuscript

 
Manuscript Kaufmann A50 of the Mishna is one of the most famous manuscripts in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

It is particularly famous for its vocalization that was prepared following the consonantal text of a different manuscript as the countless differences demonstrate. But where and when was the vocalization made? Paleography can only date and localize consonants, not Tiberian vowels. It is agreed that the vocalizer was not one of the two main scribes of the consonantal text. Can we correlate the vowels to one of the numerous scribes that wrote marginal annotations and corrections and then use paleography to provenance it? As we have hundreds of marginal annotations in dozens of different scripts, optical comparison of the ink color alone is not sufficient.

An XRF-ink analysis gives a much more precise estimation of the elemental composition of the different ink types used. This will also help to correlate different annotations and corrections in the margins and the main text or to decide whether this or that correction in the main text was written in the same ink as the main text or not.

Ira Rabin and Oliver Hahn, the very experienced team from the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung in Berlin and the Center for the Study of Manuscript Cultures in Hamburg are performing this analysis in conjunction with the palaeographers Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra from the École pratique des hautes études in Paris.

More information about the project »

News | 2016. 03. 10.

 
Springer Nature trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to two electronic databases of Springer Nature, Nature and Palgrave Macmillan, until May 31, 2016.

The databases are accessible from within our IP-range.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2016. 03. 10.

Hours of operation for March

 
We would like to call the attention of our patrons to the following information regarding the hours of operation in March.

March 4, 2016: The Library's Main Reading Room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections will close at 4:00 p.m.

March 5, 2016: The Library's Main Reading Room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections will close at 1:30 p.m.

March 14–15, 2016: The Library will be closed.

March 26–28, 2016: The Library will be closed.

Information | 2016. 03. 03.

ProQuest trial access

 
The Library has been granted trial access to two electronic databases of ProQuest, PQ Central and PQ SciTech, until May 1, 2016.

The databases are accessible from within our IP-range.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.



Services | 2016. 02. 11.

BrillOnline

 
From February 10, 2016, the Library offers access to three electronic databases of Koninklijke Brill NV.

Encyclopaedia of Islam
Index Islamicus
Western Travellers in the Islamic World

The databases are accessible from within the IP-range of the Library.

Services | 2016. 02. 11.

 
EAPB trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library: Religion and Law until March 9, 2016.

The database is accessible from within our IP-range.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2016. 02. 11.

Library Usage Survey 2016

 
Dear Patrons,

We care about what you think. Please, help us improve our services by taking a few minutes to complete this survey:

MTA KIK Library Usage Survey 2016

The hard-copy version of the survey can be completed and submitted at the service desks in our reading rooms.

The results of the survey will be published on this website. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

News | 2016. 01. 20.

Hours of operation on January 11

 
On January 11, 2016, the Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections will be closed.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.






Information | 2016. 01. 07.