Library in the Palace or Welcome to the Book Palace in Budapest

  • 26 May 2021 12:24 PM
Library in the Palace or Welcome to the Book Palace in Budapest
Walking in the center of Budapest, we can discover a wonderful jewel box in the Palace Quarter of the 8th district.

 A Neo-Baroque palace reminiscent of an elegant ocean liner towers in the middle of the square and stands out from the “crowd” with its beauty.

The building was built by Count Friedrich Wenckheim in 1889, which serves as the home of the Central Library of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library since 1931. The beautifully decorated rooms breathe a truly special, nostalgic atmosphere for both tourists and library users.

Many famous filmmakers also shot within the walls of the unique building.

Today, more than one hundred thousand constantly updated documents in English are in their collection.

The library includes a magical children's library, decorated with colorful, spherical lamps and the the local history collection of the Hungarian capital, the Budapest Collection.

During the spring, the range of their services was expanded with a new English-language Facebook page.

You will find lots of things including books, magazines, dvds even CDs. All of these are available for you to borrow and take home. All you need is a library card. The librarians would also be happy to help you with all the things that we have online on our website.

The library has newspaper articles, ebooks even audio books that you can find right from home on your computer. It also offers study areas, computing facilities and Library Café to relax and refuel.

Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library reopened its libraries for patrons immunized against coronavirus and for minors in their custody on 5th May 2021.

The institute also takes the attention of high priority to people who cannot verify immunity against coronavirus, so, under the terms of legal regulations in effect they are not allowed to enter the library buildings.

To learn more about our recent services, visit their page: www.fszek.hu/en

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