Autumn Festival of Museums in our library

In the frame of the Autumn Festival of Museums, between the 3rd of October and the 13th of November 2022, we invite all science and book lovers to visit our exhibition entitled Janus Pannonius from Humanism to the Baroque – A Selection from the Collection of the University Library and Archives.

Our guests can take part in interactive guided tours of the Eötvös exhibition, guitar concerts by Ádám Kovács, guided tours of the restoration workshop and library history. Our book presentations will give you an insight into the special treasures of our library. All visitors are welcome!


3 October 2022 – 13 November 2022

Secrets of pages – Book presentation from our museum collection
Fridays 16.30–17.00 (except the 14th and the 28th of October 2022)

Restorer's workshop presentation
Fridays 10.00–11.00 and 17.00–18.00 (except the 28th of October 2022)

Library tour
Mondays and Thursdays 17.00–18.00

Guided tour at the Eötvös exhibition
Mondays 18.00–18.45, Thursdays 16.00–16.45

Janus Pannonius from Humanism to the Baroque – A selection from the collection of the University Library and Archives
Monday–Friday, 10.00–15.00

István Ádám – Guitar Concert I. – 7 October 2022, 18.00
István Ádám – Guitar Concert II. – 11 November 2022, 18.00


Programme available online:

Virtual Autumn Walks in the ELTE University Library and Archives (continuously available online programme).


Photo, audio and video recordings will be made of the events. The recordings will be published on the websites, publications, forums and social media of the participating institutions.


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ELTE ULS, Photo: Ágnes Ágai

Settlement of library debts

In order to increase the efficiency of library services, according to Article 137/A of the Student Requirements Regulation, effective from the 1 st of October 2022, the condition for taking endof-semester examinations and registering for the next semester is the payment of the library overdue fee in the libraries of the University Library Service. Final examinations may only be taken after the return of borrowed books by the deadline and the payment of library debts.

We hope that the modification of the Student Requirements System will contribute to a more efficient service of our libraries and of the required and recommended literature.

You can check your borrowings and outstanding debt by using the access link here.

Borrowed library documents can also be returned to the libraries by personal delivery or by post. For information on the opening hours and addresses of ELTE libraries, please visit the websites at For more information on settling overdue fees by bank transfer, please, click here.

Several convenience services are available for monitoring loan periods and overdue fees: 

  • a reminder e-mail is sent two days before the loan deadline;
  • by logging in to ELTEfind, you can review your outstanding debts and library loans;
  • using the latest ELTE Library WebApp, all our readers can view their loans, overdue fees and set up their own personal notifications of the expiry date on their smartphones.

All of our member libraries offer multiple options (in person, email, phone, web, app) to indicate a renewal request and pay an overdue fee, helping to avoid overdue loans and increased late fees.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

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Temporary change in access to our services on the 26th of September 2022

For technical reasons, the smaller reading rooms of the library will be closed until 16.00 on the 26th of September 2022.

On-site use will be offered in the Reading Hall and the services of the lending desk (borrowing, book return, registration, purchase of printer and photocopier cards) will be available at the information desk on the ground floor.

After 16.00, our readers will be able to enjoy the full range of services as usual.

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ELTE ULS, Photo: Ádám Leéb

Temporary closure

Due to maintenance work on the integrated library system, the ELTE University Library and Archives and the Eötvös Exhibition will be closed on Saturday, on the 10th of September 2022. From Monday, from the 12th of September 2022, we will be open again with the usual opening hours and services.

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New community space for our readers

At the start of the autumn semester, we are opening our doors with a new community space. The round room in the Journal Reading Room welcomes you with armchairs and sofas, bean bags, laptop tables and cushions.

The community space is suitable for studying, relaxing, resting, learning together and playing board games. We are constantly expanding our amenities and wish our visitors a pleasant and useful stay!

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Cultural Heritage Days – Treasures enclosed in pages

On Saturday, the 17th of September 2022, as part of the Cultural Heritage Days, we will open our library doors to the public again.

We would like to draw attention to the protection of our cultural heritage, with a wide range of activities for all ages, including library tours, calligraphic and bookbinding craft programs, presentation of our restorer workshop and old books, interactive Eötvös exhibition, university history display, violin and Coquette duo concerts.

As part of this year's programme, the Gospel Book of Janus Pannonius and our chamber exhibition will also be presented. For a detailed programme, please, visit our homepage or the official website of the Cultural Heritage Days. All visitors are welcome!

The event is supported by the Belváros-Lipótváros Municipality of the 5th district of Budapest and the University Library Foundation.

Photo, audio and video recordings will be made of the events. The recordings will be published on the websites, publications, forums and social media of the participating institutions.

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ELTE ULS; Photo: Ágnes Ágai

The Stunnel service on ELTE has been discontinued

The ELTE IT Directorate discontinued the Stunnel service with effect of November 8, 2022. Instead, the VPN service can be used by both ELTE employees and students. Anyone who does not already have one, must apply for VPN service. The IIG identifier is required to submit application. Those who do not yet have this, can apply online. It requires ELTE Neptun code for applying for an IIG ID. After requesting the VPN service, by downloading and installing a client program (FortiClient) from the IIG website, one can use ELTE's electronic resources and its subscribed digital databases with remote access.

If any problem occurs during the installation or requesting IDs, feel free to contact IT colleagues at email address.

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Trial access to the nkoda database and for related services

Trial access the nkoda database and music service is available for 30 days, which ends on December 13, 2022.

The nkoda library has the full scores, complete sets of rental parts and educational materials (e.g. methods) for more than 100,000 titles, licensed from more than 130 music publishers.

Access is via shibboleth authentication. On the publisher's website, select the Login menu item in the upper right corner, then select the "sign up with an institution" menu item to login, then enter the name of the institution and use the service with your IIG ID.

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