Basic service

  • Information on the services of the library and the library system

    Information on the services of the Library and the library system - it is a basic service that is available with registration card in any of the branch libraries. Not only the own services of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library are available for readers to acquire the necessary information but they are informed about the possibilities which are provided by other libraries to reach their goals.

  • Catalog

    The Library develops an electronic catalog of the whole library holdings and part of the electronic documents related to the holdings which is available in the library system and on the internet. This catalog is freely available for anyone without library membership both in the library system and on the internet.

  • ​Library use

    Basic service available with a registration card in any of the branch libraries. All library visitors have to accept and observe Terms of Use of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library.

Local use

  • Local use of databases

    Subscribed databases can be used only by patrons with a valid library membership (with daily ticket and reader's card authorizing for borrowing) on the computers provided by the library or on own devices using WiFi.

  • Local use of audiovisual documents

    The service is available by daily card (ticket) and with reader's card authorizing for borrowing. Devices can be used by librarian's assistance.

  • Local use

    Documents for local use only are determined by the library; their usage requires registration; the service is available in all branch libraries.

  • Use of computers

    The computers of the Library may be used only by patrons with a valid library membership (with registration card, daily ticket, reader's card authorizing for borrowing). Patrons may not use the internet service in the Library for business purpose and illegal actions, nor may they disturb or hamper the work of others. Should the librarian perceive such an occurence, he/she can forbid further use. If the user saves the identifiers necessary for Internet use while using world wide web through library computers and so he/she gives chance for misuse, the Library does not take the responsibility, it cannot be impeached.

  • The use of WiFi with own device

    In its Central Library and in designated branch libraries, the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library provides broadband internet connection (Wifi use) for indefinite time in terms of library membership with the barcode of membership card.

Loan

  • Reservation

    Documents sought by the patron and on loan may be reserved having paid the fee of notification and procedure in person in the branch libraries and on the web-based catalog of the Library after login. The reserved document is monitored by the Library until the date required by the library patron, or for two months at most. If the reserved document arrives, the patron will be notified in email or on telephone. The document is held by the Library for 8 calendar days after notification, the reservation will be nullified thereafter. The reservations will be satisfied by the Library in the sequence of requests.

    The fee of the service:
    HUF 300 / volume

    The charge of utilization of the service is contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7).

  • Home delivery service

    The Library delivers documents to be loaned to the home of users bound temporarily or permanently for home stay if necessary,  player devices are also delivered. The list of branch libraries providing the services is in here.

  • Renewal

    The term of loan – except for success books and reserved works – can be renewed twice before the due date, until the end of the term of the library membership at most in person, by telephone, in email or via the Library’s website. On his/her renewal through the website the library patron gets a message on the interface and, in case he/she has given his/her email address, a feedback in email as well.

  • Loan - CD-ROM

    For 1 week; maximum 3 items

  • Loan - Slides

    For 2 weeks; maximum 6 titles (items).

  • Loan - DVD

    For 1 week; maximum 6 titles (items). Persons with serious impairments are allowed to borrow max. 2 titles without paying a fee.

    The fee of the service:
    HUF 300 / disc / week

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7).

  • Loan - Loan of device

    The Library allows people with grave impairments to borrow a CD player and casette-recorder for playing certain types of documents. A playing device can be borrowed only together with the document (CD, cassette). Upon receipt of the device a contract of device loan is concluded between borrower and library for each cycle of loan (see Appendix #8/1). g) The borrower acknowledges the fact of borrowing by signing the receipt in the branch libraries.

    The self-service loan system in operation in the Central Library prints voucher of the issued or returned documents which is valid without signing. The user must ascertain the fact of return and preserve the voucher.

  • Loan - Graphics

    For 3 months; maximum 4 pieces.

    The fee of the service:
    HUF 450 / piece / 3 months

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7).

  • Loan - collection of children's library

    For 4 weeks max. 8 titles (items). With a child reader card, aged 0 to 10 years, only documents belonging to the stock of the children's library may be borrowed.

  • Loan - Audiobooks - on casette

    For 4 weeks, max. 6 titlesPersons with serious impairments are allowed to borrow max 2 titles with the player device. 

  • Loan - weekly, periodical

    For two weeks; maximum 10 pieces can be borrowed.

  • Loan - music sheet

    For 4 weeks; maximum 6 titles can be borrowed.

  • Loan - book

    For 4 weeks; max. 6 titles can be borrowed. They can be renewed twice if they are not reserved and validity of the reader's card is not due.

  • ​Loan - Education pack

    For 4 weeks, max. 2 packs can be borrowed. Persons with serious impairments are allowed to borrow max 2 titles without paying a fee.

    The fee of the service:
    HUF 500 / pack / 4 weeks

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • Loan - bestseller

    For 2 weeks; max. 2 titles. The loan period of bestsellers is not renewable.

  • Loan - video tape (VHS)

    For 1 week; maximum 3 titles.

  • Loan - CD with music or other programs

    For 1 week, max. 6 titles. Persons with serious impairments are allowed to borrow max 2 titles with the player device without paying a fee.

    The fee of the service:
    HUF 200 / disc / week

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • Loan - Music or program disc or casette

    For 1 week, max. 6 titles. The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • Interlibrary loan among FSZEK branches
    Documents missing from the holdings of certain branch libraries can be transferred on loan from another branch library by the library patron for a fee. The fee of the transfer loan are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7). The fee of the transfer loan must be paid when the request is submitted. The document requested in transfer loan is secured for the library patron by the Library within 20 working days calculated from its accessibility in the branch library where the request was submitted as a member. The fees of reprography of documents or document parts not to be loaned and available only in copy to be sent must be reimbursed by the library patron. The due date of the documents transferred on loan may not be renewed.

    The fee of the service:
    HUF 500/volume

    The fees of copying are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • ​Interlibrary loan via the National Document

    The Library gives information on the location of documents missing in the holdings of its branch libraries in the service system set up by the System of National Document Supply by means of the national register of locations. With awareness of the location of the document and in response to the order by the library patron the Library will initiate the interlibrary loan of the document. The library patron must reimburse the expenses incurred by the delivery of the document (mailing fee, packing) upon receipt of the document.  If the delivery of the requested document is claimed by the requesting library in digital form, the charges of scanning must be reimbursed.

    In interlibrary loan the conditions of use of the document are stipulated by the provider library. The expenses of reprography of documents deliverable in copy only are to be paid by the library patron. The copy must be ordered by the library patron in writing. The document received within the framework of interlibrary loan can be collected within 8 calendar days calculated from its arrival. The claimant has the option to request notification about the arrival. The costs of notification and the fee of loan charged by the provider service library are to be borne by the library patron. The international library loan of documents available only in foreign libraries is managed by the Library in cooperation with the National Széchényi Library (Országos Széchényi Könyvtár - OSZK). Its  procedure and its rates  are determined by the National Széchényi Library. 

    The fee of the service:
    HUF 1600/pack

    The relevant charges are in Appendix #7.

  • Loan - Audiobooks - on CD

    For 4 weeks, max. 6 titles.

    Fee of the service:
    HUF 300 / title / 4 weeks

    Persons with serious visual impairments and blind people are allowed to borrow (with the player device) without paying a fee.

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7).

  • Library Swap Point

Remote use

  • Remote use of databases

    Readers with a valid membership card can use the subscribed contents of the library either from home or from any part of the world; those ones which are permitted by the content provider.

E-mail service

  • Email notification before due date

    If the borrower has given his/her email address for this purpose, the Library will send an email notifying about the due date on the last working day before the expiry,

  • Email notification before order of payment

    The library sends an email as a last warning of the date of commencement of payment order and the expected charges on the 45th day calculated from the due date.

  • Newsletter

    Libraries provide information about library programs and news in the newsletter; you may request a newsletter by giving your e-mail address .

Remote payment

  • Remote payment

    For settling various fees and debts the Library offers an opportunity for remote payment to its logged-in patrons as an amenity via its website. To utilize this service, the patron must have a bank card and an email address. In case of remote payment an automatically generated voucher is issued by the Library to the customer; it can be seen and printed by the reader after logging in via the main page. 

Reprography

  • Taking photos of documents by own device

    Photo ticket can be purchased in all branch libraries. Reprographic copy can be made only pursuant to regulations of the copyright law. The service can be used in case of given pages and other parts of documents.

    The fee of the service: HUF 700 / occasion.

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7).

  • Self-service photocopy

    In designated branch libraries, self-service photocopy is available in black and white, using chip-card or coins.

    The fee of the service:

    A4: HUF 30 / page

    A3: HUF40 / page

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7).

  • Photocopy ordering

    In designated branch libraries, the service of photocopy ordering is available in A4 and A3 sizes, in black and white.

    The fee of the service:

    - with library membership:

    A4: HUF 45 / page

    A3: HUF 55 / page

    - without library membership:

    A4: HUF 60 / page

    A3: HUF 70 / page

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7).

  • Lamination

    To give plastic cover to sheet of the size A/4 by heat-setting treatment; only in designated libraries.

    The fee of the service:

    - with library membership:

    HUF 200 / page

    - without library membership:

    HUF 400 / page

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • Printing

    Printing is available only in designated librarries, without library membership as well.

    The fee of the service:

    - with library membership:

    In size A4

    Black and white text : HUF 60/page

    Text in color: HUF 270/page

    Picture in black and white (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent) : HUF 200/page

    Picture in color (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent): HUF 300/page

    In size A3

    Black and white text : HUF 110/page

    Text in color: HUF 400/page

    Picture in black and white (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent) : HUF 400/page

    Picture in color (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent): HUF 600/page

    - without library membership:

    In size A4

    Black and white text : HUF 80/page

    Text in color: HUF 300/page

    Picture in black and white (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent) : HUF 250/page

    Picture in color (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent): HUF 400/page

    In size A3

    Black and white text : HUF 150/page

    Text in color: HUF 500/page

    Picture in black and white (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent) : HUF 500/page

    Picture in color (the picture of the printed surface is at least 50 percent): HUF 700/page

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • Paper copy of a microfilm

    The service is available with library membership.

    The fee of the service:

    HUF 130/page

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • ​Spiral binding

    Plastic spiral binding; with transparent front cover and back plate; it is available only in designated libraries, only in the Library of Dagály utca.

    The fee of the service:

    - with library membership:

    HUF 500

    - without library membership:

    HUF 700

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • Scanning (digital copy)

    Ordering digital copy; the copy is made by the library and it provides to the user for a fee.

    Fee of the service with library membership:

    Documents belonging to the holdings of Budapest Collection

    Scanning from the picture database - available in the Budapest Picture Archive – for public use: HUF 800 / image

    New copy of picture (photo, poster, graphics, map, etc) in resolution and file-format as requested by customer – for public use: HUF 1250 / image

    Other documents (part of a book, book illustration, article) – for public use: HUF 300 / page

    Scanning from the picture collection of the Budapest Picture Archive published on the internet: free of charge

    In the branches

    Other documents (part of a book, book illustration, article) : HUF 50 / page

    Without library membership:

    Ordering digital copy of the document owned by the person who orders scanning: HUF 50 / page

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use)

  • Scanning (digital copy) - self-service

    Self-service scanning is available by buying a chip-card, considering copyrights; it is available only in the Central Library. Digitized pages can be saved by a USB device.

    Fee of the service:

    with library membership and chipcard:

    HUF 10/page

    The fees are contained in the chart of rates (see Appendix #7).

Library visit

  • Programs of library use for school groups

    The service is available without library membership, freely. Before library visit, contact with the competent colleague of the branch library is needed.

  • ​Library visit with the purpose of library pr

    The Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library welcomes all colleagues from Hungary and beyond the border who would like to get acquainted with the branch libraries, the services and professional practice of the Library either individually or within the frame of professional tours and self-development. Before library visit, contact with the competent colleague of the branch library is needed.

  • ​Public library programs

    As a cultural institution with public collection, the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library is committed to organize useful cultural programs. Library visit to see public library programs is free for anyone without library membership.

  • Library visits for touristic purposes, group

    After an agreement in advance, the Central Library can be visited with librarian's accompaniment, in foreign languages (English and German) and in Hungarian. Both individual and group guidances can be requested.

    Fees of the service:

    Guidance in Hungarian:
    Group guidances (min. 10 participants): HUF 1500/person
    Group guidances for students and pensioners: HUF 200/person
    Group guidances for visitors with deficiency: free of charge

    Guidance in foreign languages:
    Group guidances (min. 10 participants): HUF 2000/person
    Group guidances for visitors with deficiency: free of charge

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

  • Library visits for touristic purposes, indivi

    In opening hours, the whole Central Library of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library, including the Palace, can be seen individually by buying visitor's ticket. It costs HUF 1500 / person.

    The fees of the service are contained in the list of rates (see Appendix #7; Terms of Use).

Further Education Information Service

  • Further Education Guidance Service

    The service provides information mainly to those who apply for studying at either of the institutions of higher education in the UK. Books, websites and link collections are offered as assistance. In case of questions concerning the higher education of other countries the librarians can provide information about responsible, competent offices and contact person. Our service is free and available only via email. We do not have visiting days, we do not mentor students who want to learn further, neither can we follow the process of their applications.

Rental of rooms

  • Rental of rooms

    The service is available without library membership; its rates are by specific agreement.