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Holiday Closing

Dear Readers,

the Library’s winter holidays closure will last from the 23rd of December until the 1st of January.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Information | 2023. 12. 12.

Library closing information

On the 12th of December, Tuesday, all collections of the library will be open only until 1.30 pm.

Information | 2023. 11. 30.

Library closure notice - CHANGE OF DATE

Dear Patrons,

For reasons beyond our control, the date of the information system maintenance has been changed from 4 to 8 December. Please do not forget, our websites and catalog will not be available and all departments of the library will be closed on that day.

We kindly thank you for your understanding.

Information | 2023. 11. 23.

Renovation in the hall

We would like to inform our readers that due to the modernization of the Library's hall reconstruction works will be taking place in the next few days.
Thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter and we apologize for any inconvenience this may take.

Information | 2023. 10. 18.

Donation to the Oriental Collection

TİKA (Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency) and İLESAM (Türkiye Professional Organization of Authors of Intellectual and Artistic Works) donated approximately 200 books and journals to the Oriental Collection of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The celebratory event took place on July 6th, 2023 at Yunus Emre Institute Budapest Turkish Cultural Center in the presence of Her Excellency C. Gülşen Karanis Ekşioğlu, Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye to Hungary.

We will do our best to make these useful and interesting volumes available to our members as soon as possible.

Information | 2023. 07. 14.

Picturing the Quran: representations of the Muslim holy book in European iconography, 15th-18th centuries

A public lecture by John Tolan

We invite you to attend the public lecture “Picturing the Quran: representations of the Muslim holy book in European iconography, 15th-18th centuries” by Professor John Tolan, Member of Academia Europaea and PI of the ERC Synergy project EuQu.

Venue: Conference Hall, Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, address: 1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 1.

Date: 16 June 2023
Time: 15:00-16:45 (CET)

More information (pdf, 178 KB) »

Information | 2023. 06. 12.

New exhibition open

Katalin Karikó's journey to the Lasker award and beyond

Exhibition in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Academician Katalin Karikó, the researcher who discovered synthetic mRNA-based medical technology. The exhibition presents Karikós’s most interesting awards related to science.

Photography by István Sahin-Tóth presents the awards as works of art. The text by Ilona Újszászi, a journalist and editor and curator of the exhibition, provides the background for the visual; and the QR codes placed next to the photos take you to further information collected by University of Szeged News Portal.

What makes this exhibition exceptional is that it also displays original awards, medals and small sculptures.

At the ceremonial opening on June 5, Katalin Karikó was also present. She talked with young researchers and shared personal stories with the visitors along with the pictures of the exhibition. In connection with the event, Deputy Director General Dóra Gaálné Kalydy presented our library's commemorative plaque, created by Miklós Borsos, as an expression of our respect and gratitude.

The exhibition can be viewed on the 2nd floor of our library until November 14, 2023.

Photo: Klára Láng

Information | 2023. 06. 08.

Summer Closure

The summer break in the library will last from 29 July to 27 August 2023. Due to the renovation of the Palace of the Academy, the summer closure of the special collections may last longer. Any changes will be announced on our website.

During the closure, borrowed documents can be returned between 9:00 and 15:00 from Monday to Thursday, and between 9:00 and 12:00 on Fridays. Interlibrary loans can also be collected in the reading room during the same time period. To extend your loan period, please call +36-1-411-6364 or send an e-mail to mtak [at] konyvtar . mta . hu.

Remotely accessible databases with eduID will be available without interruption.

We wish you all a pleasant summer!

Information | 2023. 06. 05.

’Jewish books through time and place’: Fabrizio Quaglia’s research on printed books of the Kaufmann Collection

Fabrizio Quaglia, a book historian and expert in Judaica and Hebraica, has been working on the Kaufmann Collection for some years.

Currently, as part of a research project (2022–2024), he is creating a detailed bibliographical description of 15th–18th century printed books of that collection.

As a result of his research, not only the smallest individual details of each print, such as marginalia, seals, censorial notes, etc., are described, but he also delves into the books' places of origin. In the recently launched series ’Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place’ he introduces the book collectors whose libraries David Kaufmann purchased. The first part deals with the history of Mantuan collections preserved in the LHAS. In the second part, the author presents collectors from the province of Emilia. The third part, "Piedmontese detour" provides an insight into his research on book owners.

Information | 2023. 04. 12.

Library closing information

Due to an internal event on Monday, March 20, the Library's collections will be open only from 12:00 p.m.
On Thursday, March 23, due to a power outage, all our collections will be closed all day.

We kindly thank you for your understanding.

Information | 2023. 03. 14.

Library closing information

On Monday, February 27, the main reading room will be closed all day due to technical reasons, neither reading on site nor borrowing will be possible.

We kindly thank you for your understanding.

Information | 2023. 02.21.