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Public holiday closure

Due to national holiday the Library will be open between 9am and 5pm on the 17th of August (Saturday), and closed from August 18th to the 20th (Sunday – Tuesday).
We reopen on August 21st, Wednesday.

Information | 2019. 08. 13.

Modified microfilm related services

Due to relocation, our microfilm related services will not be available from August 14th to August 25th. From August 26th onwards, microfilm documents will become available to our readers from 10am next business day after requested.

Information | 2019. 08. 13.

Oriental Collection reopens

The Oriental Collection is being closed from July 4 to August 30, 2019 due to renovation. After renovation we reopen to our readers on September 2nd.

Information | 2019. 07. 02.

Collection of Manuscripts and Rare Books: Notice of temporary change in opening hours

On the 14th of June (Friday) the Collection of Manuscripts and Rare Books will only be open from 10.30am.

Thank you for your understanding!

Information | 2019. 06. 11.


Due to server maintenance, the public computers in the reading room will not work on the 11th of June, Tuesday. Wi-fi network access will be undisturbed.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Information | 2019. 06. 05.

Summer Closure

The Library of the HAS will be closed from July 7 to August 11, 2019.

We wish you pleasant summer holidays!

Information | 2019. 05. 31.

Staying European

The role and responsibility of libraries in the preservation, accessibility and promotion of European cultural heritage

The conference is jointly organized by the Working Group of Libraries and Documentations Units for Research in East, East Central and South Eastern Europe (ABDOS), the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtár és Információs Központ) and the Southeast Europe Association in Budapest between 27-30 May 2019.

The conference languages are German and English (unfortunately no simultaneous interpretation will be available).

Participation in the conference will be free of charge for members of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Interest in attending schould be expressed before 23. May 2019 to Andrea Molnár (

Conference | 2019. 05. 17.

Dunhuang and Cultural Contact Along the Silk Road

The Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences cordially invites you to the DUNHUANG AND CULTURAL CONTACT ALONG THE SILK ROAD conference – organized by the Oriental Collection of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the ‘MTA–ELTE–SZTE Silk Road Research Group’

The conference is in English, please see the attached programme.

Programme (pdf, 2,5 MB) »

Conference | 2019.04.29.

Maximilian Teleki visited the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Maximilan Teleki, the president of the Hungarian American Coalition visited the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 13th March. Mr Teleki had a discussion with prof. Dr. István Monok, general director.

In the course of the visit several documents related to the Teleki family, including the establishing letter of count József Teleki who offered his 30,000 volume library to the Academy in 1826, were presented to Mr. Teleki.

Photos of the event

Information | 2019.03.18.

Library closing information

On the 20th of March (Wednesday) the Library's main reading room will be open from 2 pm until 8 pm. The special collections will be open only from 2 pm until 4 pm.

Information | 2019.03.18.

Holiday Closures

The Library will be closed from 15th until 17th of March.

Information | 2019.03.08.