Eötvös Loránd University, University Library and Archives

The University Library of the Eötvös Loránd University is a scientific institution and a public specialist library supporting the educational and research work of the University. The library was founded by Miklós Oláh, archbishop of Esztergom, in 1561. It became a university library in 1635 when Péter Pázmány founded the university of Nagyszombat. The Royal Hungarian University and the library moved to Buda together in 1777, then to Pest in 1784. The present building of the library was built in 1876 according to the plans of Antal Skalnitzky. The most beautiful room is the Main Reading Room. It is more than 200 square meters and receives natural light through the glass ceiling; in addition, its walls are decorated with frescoes painted by Károly Lotz. The library holds nearly 2 million documents, including books and journals supporting the current university education and research. In addition, there are 185 codices (14 of them are corvina), about 1,200 ancient prints, several valuable manuscripts, 11,000 antiquity from the XVI. century, as well as 15,000 baroque and 75,000 volumes from the XVIII. century in the library.

Programmes

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2022. June 25. 15:00 – 2022. June 26. 00:00
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Guided through every step, you can make your own hard-cover booklet in our bookbinding workshop. Let's spend an early summer evening together in the… Tovább
2022. June 25. 18:00 – 19:00
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The opening concert of the Night of Museums will be a string quartet from the "Eötvös" Art Ensemble at 6 p.m. Pieces of Mozart, Grieg, Debussy, Elgar… Tovább
2022. June 25. 19:00 – 19:30
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On the Night of the Museums the exhibition of our medical books offers an insight into our museum collection. The opening of the exhibition will take… Tovább
2022. June 25. 19:00 – 19:45
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The University Library and Archives offers guided tours of our exhibition Under the spell of accuracy – The Life and work of Loránd Eötvös. The… Tovább
2022. June 25. 19:00 – 19:30
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Our guided tours focus on the history of the University Library and Archives, Eötvös Loránd University. The library palace was designed by Antal… Tovább
2022. June 25. 19:30 – 20:00
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On the Night of Museums we open our restoration workshop to get an insight into the work of restorers. Behind the scenes you can learn about… Tovább
2022. June 25. 20:00 – 20:45
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The University Library and Archives offers guided tours of our exhibition Under the spell of accuracy – The Life and work of Loránd Eötvös. The… Tovább
2022. June 25. 20:00 – 20:30
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Our guided tours focus on the history of the University Library and Archives, Eötvös Loránd University. The library palace was designed by Antal… Tovább
2022. June 25. 20:00 – 20:30
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On the occasion of the Night of Museums, the Perczel globe will be presented at 20.00 in our Reading Hall by Dr. László Zentai, Vice-Rector for… Tovább
2022. June 25. 20:30 – 21:00
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The concert will present works written from the Renaissance to the present day. Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th century and… Tovább
2022. June 25. 20:30 – 21:00
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On the Night of Museums we open our restoration workshop to get an insight into the work of restorers. Behind the scenes you can learn about… Tovább
2022. June 25. 21:00 – 21:45
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The University Library and Archives offers guided tours of our exhibition Under the spell of accuracy – The Life and work of Loránd Eötvös. The… Tovább
2022. June 25. 21:00 – 21:30
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Our guided tours focus on the history of the University Library and Archives, Eötvös Loránd University. The library palace was designed by Antal… Tovább
2022. June 25. 21:30 – 22:00
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On the Night of Museums we open our restoration workshop to get an insight into the work of restorers. Behind the scenes you can learn about… Tovább
2022. June 25. 22:00 – 22:45
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The University Library and Archives offers guided tours of our exhibition Under the spell of accuracy – The Life and work of Loránd Eötvös. The… Tovább
2022. June 25. 22:00 – 22:30
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Our guided tours focus on the history of the University Library and Archives, Eötvös Loránd University. The library palace was designed by Antal… Tovább
2022. June 25. 22:00 – 22:30
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The concert will present works written from the Renaissance to the present day. Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th century and… Tovább
2022. June 25. 22:30 – 23:00
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On the Night of Museums we open our restoration workshop to get an insight into the work of restorers. Behind the scenes you can learn about… Tovább
2022. June 25. 23:00 – 23:45
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The University Library and Archives offers guided tours of our exhibition Under the spell of accuracy – The Life and work of Loránd Eötvös. The… Tovább
2022. June 25. 23:00 – 23:30
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Our guided tours focus on the history of the University Library and Archives, Eötvös Loránd University. The library palace was designed by Antal… Tovább
2022. June 25. 23:30 – 2022. June 26. 00:00
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On the Night of Museums we open our restoration workshop to get an insight into the work of restorers. Behind the scenes you can learn about… Tovább