Autumn Festival of Museums in our library

In the frame of the Autumn Festival of Museums, between the 13th of October and the 10th of November 2023, we invite all science and book lovers to take part in our programmes and visit our exhibition entitled Unus non sufficit orbis – One world is not enough: Hungarian Jesuits in South America.

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


Detailed programme plan:

Secrets in the pages – Book presentation from our museum collection

A tour of our museum books will give you an insight into our library's special publications, revealing the secrets of our old printed material.

Programme dates:

13 October 2023 (Friday); 16.30-17.00

20 October 2023 (Friday); 16.30-17.00

10 November 2023 (Friday); 16.30-17.00


Restoration workshop

Guided by our restorer, guests can get a taste of paper-casting and bookbinding techniques. They will learn about the process of book disinfection and old bookbinding techniques.

Programme dates:

13 October 2023 (Friday); 10.00-11.00

13 October 2023 (Friday); 17.00-18.00

20 October 2023 (Friday); 10.00-11.00

20 October 2023 (Friday); 17.00-18.00

10 November 2023 (Friday); 10.00-11.00

10 November 2023 (Friday); 17.00-18.00


Library tour

On our library tours you can learn about the history of the ELTE University Library and Archives.

Programme dates:

19 October 2023 (Thursday); 17.00-18.00

26 October 2023 (Thursday); 17.00-18.00

2 November 2023 (Thursday); 17.00-18.00

6 November 2023 (Monday); 17.00-18.00

9 November 2023 (Thursday); 17.00-18.00


Guided tour of the Eötvös exhibition

We welcome visitors to our exhibition of Loránd Eötvös's exciting experiments and life in physics, which will engage young and old alike.

Programme dates:

19 October 2023 (Thursday); 16.00-16.45

26 October 2023 (Thursday); 16.00-16.45

2 November 2023 (Thursday);  16.00-16.45

6 November 2023 (Monday); 16.00-16.45

9 November 2023 (Thursday); 16.00-16.45


Unus non sufficit orbis – One world is not enough: Hungarian Jesuits in South America

On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of György Pray, the father of Hungarian critical historiography and former director of our library, and the 250th anniversary of the abolition of the Jesuit order, we invite you to an exhibition of documents related to the missions of the Hungarian Jesuits in South America.

The exhibition offers visitors a special selection of manuscripts and printed documents. The South American continent was one of the main scenes of the Jesuit Order's flourishing in the 18th century. It was one of the most important places where the most enthusiastic and adventurous members of the Jesuit Order, including Jesuits of Hungarian origin, carried out their missionary work. If you want to know what adventures the friars had in the depths of the jungle, how they canoed down the Amazon or what experiences they had among the Indians, visit our exhibition!

The exhibition is available on weekdays between 10.00 and 15.00. Registration is possible at


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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