Use of the library

The library is open to the public and can be visited with a valid reader’s pass or day ticket. Enrolled readers can use library services in the Archives and reprographic services. We are at the disposal of non-registered users through inter-library loans.

To enrol, you must present a personal ID card. The reading room has all the major manuals, lexicons, latest editions of periodicals, and our card and computer catalogue. This is also where the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals database (for searches of articles in foreign periodicals dating from 1972 onwards) can be accessed. The stock is located in the air-conditioned basement storeroom.

Coats, bags and food may not be taken into the reading room. All such items must be deposited in the cloakroom (free of charge).

There is free wifi in the library. Use of own laptops is permitted. Wifi code: Konyv1999

Charges for use of library

Day ticket: HUF 300
Annual pass: HUF 2000
Annual pass (concession): HUF 1000
Those entitled to concession: students, pensioners, staff of public collections

Reprographic services

photocopying: A4 HUF 20/page, A3 HUF 30/page
scanning:  HUF 20/page
photography pass: HUF 500/day (exclusively for personal use)                         

Opening times

Monday: 10 am – 4 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 4 pm
Friday: closed

Contact details

Hungarian National Film Archive Specialist Library
1021 Budapest, Budakeszi út 51/C
Tel: (+36) 1 275 1875

Public transport: bus Nos. 22, 22A, 222 from Széll Kálmán Square to the ‘Bíróság’ (Court) stop. The library is in the same building as the Buda Central District Court; entrance behind the Court.