Posted by: bluesyemre | September 20, 2017

Eötvös Loránd University Library, Budapest, Hungary (Photos and video by Şeyma Kırış)


The University Library was founded in 1561 by the Jesuit order; it is the oldest library in the country, which was opened to the public in 1876. Until 1949 the Library specialized in the history of religion, theology, philosophy and the universal history of the middle Ages and the Modern Age. The historical collection – including 185 codices, 1150 incunabula and 2600 old Hungarian printed books published before 1711, 7000 volumes from the 16th century, and the oldest manuscript, an 8th century Beda fragment – is part of the Hungarian cultural heritage.

Today the holdings of the University Library amount to 2 million titles, over 200. 000 journals, 600 online periodicals and 100 databases on the Internet.
The Library’s database contains 230. 000 item records, 175. 000 bibliographic records, and 225. 000 authority records. There is also a direct link to the online catalogues of the Central Library of the University of Miskolc and the Central Library of Semmelweis University.
The registration in the University Library is free for every student of ELTE and the student card can be used as the library card.
Besides the traditional library services, the Library provides access to e-text archives, online copies of printed documents, electronic-only materials and CD-ROMs. The Library is member of the “Hungarian Online Librarian”, an online reference service of librarians.

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