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Library closing information

 
On September 27 and 28, 2018, the central library will be closed, due to network maintenance. Our special collections housed in the Palace of the Academy will work as regular.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Information | 2018.09.20.

The expedition of 1879 – Hungarian Explorers in Dunhuang

 
On the 8 th of August an exhibition titled Re-collections: the expedition of 1879 – Hungarian Explorers in Dunhuang was opened in Dunhuang (Gansu, China). Organized by the Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (curator Dr. Ágnes Kelecsényi) it was to commemorate the 140 th anniversary of the East Asian Expedition (1878- 1880) led by Béla Széchenyi, and the activity of one of the most known archaeological explorer of the Silk Road, Sir Aurel Stein. The exhibits revive Dunhuang of the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries and the paramount role Hungarian scholars and travellers played in the geographic and cultural description of this important city of the Silk Road and its most precious artistic ornament, the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas. The delegation headed by Prof. István Monok and Mr. Luo Huaqing, Director of the Dunhuang Research Institute has agreed upon the continuation of the cooperation. The parties intend to conclude an agreement in the near future.

Information | 2018.09.06.

Buffet

 
Dear Visitors,

The library’s buffet was closed down at the beginning of August 2018.

In September, we will set up a coffee machine and a vending machine with snacks, drinks and sandwiches.

We will also put a refrigerator in the area where you can store your own food and drinks.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.
The management of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Information | 2018.08.24.

Hours of operation from August 13

 
From August 13, the Academy's Library is open again!

Changes of the services: 30% discount from the registration fee for those who has valid registration in the National Library of Foreign Literature until August 31.

Information | 2018.08.13.

Catalog maintenance

 
On July 12 and 13, 2018 the online catalog will be unavailable due to maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Services | 2018.07.09.

MELCom International conference

 
The 40th conference of the European Association of Middle East Librarians (MELCom International) was held in our Library between 19-21 June, 2018.

In addition to the conference presentations, the almost 80 participants who arrived from 22 countries took part in guided tours in the Oriental Collection, the National Széchenyi Library and the Archdiocesan Library of Eger.

The event in pictures »

Services | 2018.06.19.

Library closing information

 
On June 26, 2018, all sections of the Library will be closed, due to network maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Services | 2018.06.19.

Library closing information

 
On the 23rd of June, Saturday, due to the Night of Museums programs the Library will be open only until 3:00 pm. Thank you for your kind understanding. You are welcome back from 4:00 pm!

Services | 2018.06.08.

Summer Closure

 
The Library of the HAS will be closed from July 8 to August 12, 2018. We wish you pleasant summer holidays!

Services | 2018.06.08.

Catalog maintenance

 
Between 5:00 p.m. June 2 and 8:00 a.m. June 4, 2018 the online catalog will be unavailable due to maintenance

During this period, please use our other search interface metak.mtak.hu.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Services | 2018.06.01.

Usage of Lukács György' bequest

 
From June 1, 2018, Lukács György' bequest can be used in the Library and Information Centre of Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Please notify your visit’s appointment in advance. The requested manuscripts can be used in the reading room of the Manuscripts and Rare Books Collection (Budapest, Széchenyi tér 9.), the requested books can be used in the main reading room of the Library (Budapest, Arany János u. 1.) until the renovation of the Lukács Archives is finished. Please notify your visit’s appointment in advance.

After the renovation of Lukács's former apartment, we will provide a continuous duty to researchers during the opening hours of the Library and at professional events on site.

Services | 2018.05.28.

Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 
On 27th April a contract of cooperation was signed by Mr. Ahmad Haji Hosseini, Deputy for Executive, Documentary and Library, Institute for Political and International Studies and Prof. Dr. István Monok, General Director, of LIC HAS in the Oriental Collection. The purpose of the cooperation is the publication of the Persian version of the Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, which was compiled in collaboration with The Specialized Library of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran (LPIS).

The event in pictures »

Services | 2018.05.04.

Hours of operation for the upcoming Easter holiday

 
The Library will be closed from 30th of March to 2nd of April , 2018. Normal operation will be resumed on April 3.

Services | 2018.03.28.

Cataloguing of György Lukács' bequest

 
Since György Lukács’s passing away in 1971, his bequest (his private collection of books, as well as his autographs and correspondence) has not been processed and catalogued according to current library standards. In order to address this long-standing deficiency, the Directorate of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in agreement with the Praesidium of the Academy, has decided to have the bequest transferred to its main building for cataloguing. From March 1, 2018, Lukács’s former apartment will function as a museum until the commencement of restoration works on it.

The book collection will be made available to the public from December 31, 2018, and the autographs and correspondence from July 1, 2019. In the meantime, however, the latter can be studied in digital format upon prior request.

Information | 2018.02.23.

Library closing information

 
Between March 14-18, 2018, all sections of the Library will be closed.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Information | 2018.02.21.

New online databases

 
Thanks to the generous donation of the National Central Library of Taiwan and within the framework of our Taiwan Research Centre for Chinese Studies two new databases have become available in our Library. The databases are accessible within our IP-range.

Taiwan Literature Series - Taiwan wen xian cong kan - 台灣文獻叢刊
Journal of National Essence - Guo cui xue bao - 國粹學報
Newspapers Full-text Database - Quan wen bao zhi zi liao ku - 全文報紙資料庫
Ancient Texts of Food and Drink - Yin shi gu ji - 飲食古籍

Information | 2018.01.15.