We would like to inform the lecturers, researchers and students of Eötvös Loránd University that our university has subscribed to the following 37 databases for 2021, six of which offere free Open Access publishing opprtunity (Akadémiai Kiadó, Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley).

More detailed information on the content and availability of the databases can be found on the EKL website.

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In 2021, 6 databases ordered through EISZ will provide free Gold Open Access publishing options.  Pursuant to the subscription agreement between EISZ and the publishers, OA publication may be requested by the corresponding author of the articles, who must have an ELTE affiliation in order for the OA publication with no APC to the authors.

When considering request OA via Read and Publish agreement, please observe the following rector's mandates: 

6/2012. (II. 23.) on the registration of the publishing activities of Eötvös Loránd University

6/2012. (II. 23.) attachement: guide to the operation of the MTMT

6/2015. (IX. 28.) on certain detailed rules related to the creation of a Strategic Database at Eötvös Loránd University

5/2017. (V. 2.)  on the principles for the publishing articles related to research activities at Eötvös Loránd University

7/2013. (VI. 26.) on the e-mail addresses used in the official correspondence of Eötvös Loránd University

 Information about open access publishing is as follows (click on the publisher's name for details):

Information: ELTE University Library and Archives Department of Education and Research Support


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The modern storage of the university history photo collection has been realized

In 2020, the ELTE University Library and Archives submitted a successful NKA tender for the purchase of storage bags for photographs of the University History Collection. 

Ensuring adequate stock protection is the basis for long-term conservation. The transparent iSafe polypropylene pouches allow us to protect our photos not only from dust, but also from fingerprints during research and processing. The FILLA semi-transparent paper bags purchased for larger photos provide storage that meets stock protection considerations and is economical at the same time. 

During the revision of the collection unit in 2021, more than 3 000 pieces of paper photographs were packaged, moreover negatives and postcards will soon be placed in the remaining bags. 

A significant part of the historical photo collection is already available online:  


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New shelf – New books

Thanks to the Foundation for the University Library, from September in our rental area a new section of the latest editions is available, under title „New books”. Our readers can find a frequently updated collection of books in Hungarian and other foreign languages, with a wide range of topics in the fields of history, arts, cultural and religious history, philosophy, psychology, linguistics and literary studies.

You can find our book rewievs on Facebook every week.


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MTMT training for members of FOH

MTMT training for members of FOH

MTMT training sessions are organized by ELTE ULA Education and Research Support Department and Library of Faculty of Humanities for the international lecturers, students, PhD candidates of FOH. MTMT beginners’ and advanced training (max. 15 person per courses) is offered free of charge, but registration is required. The language of the trainings is english.


Training sessions:


MTMT 101

Tuesday, Oct. 19,  2021. 10:00-11:30 am

Speaker: Nóra Deák

Location: Reading Room of Central Library (Múzeum körút 6–8., Room 18.)

Use of your own laptop is suggested.



MTMT - advanced

Tuesday, Nov. 09, 2021. 2:00-3:30 pm

Speaker: Nóra Deák

Location: Reading Room of Central Library (Múzeum körút 6–8., Room 18.)

Use of your own laptop is suggested.



Please let us know:

  1. if the time-slot does not work for you, or if you cannot register this time
  2. what topic(s) regarding MTMT you are interested in
  3. if a particular group or class prefers a special training session/topic

Contact us via email


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Great Success of the Researchers' Night

In the frame of the Researchers' Night 2021, we were waiting for the science and research enthusiasts with the presentation of Bartos-Elekes Zsombor's representative publication entitled Mappæ Comitatuum Transylvaniæ, and with interactive guided tours at our Eötvös exhibition. Annamária Csókási's presentation Cultures torn apart – Cultural damage assessment with military technology in Nagorno Karabakh took place in our library, as well as a solo concert by Kata Borsos, featuring works by Biber, Telemann, Bach and Sándor Veress. The video about our book presentation is available here. We welcome all visitors to our library at the Autumn Festival of Museums with colorful programmes.

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Holy places, holy people – Saints before the East–West Schism

The Eötvös Loránd University Library and Archives has joined the Russian-initiated Holy Places of Undivided Christianity project, which aims to virtually collect memorials and museum documents related to saints and church history before the 1054 East–West schism.

As part of the cooperation, our chamber exhibition Holy Places was opened on the Cultural Heritage Days on the 18th of September 2021, located in our old book storage until the end of the year, on weekdays between 9.00 and 16.00, after prior registration. You can register at the e-mail address

As one of the stations on the international cultural route of the project, we will take part in the presentation of Europe's common cultural roots and values ​​by exhibiting museum documents on the subject. As part of the European cultural route, in addition to guided tours, we also provide book presentations for our guests.

Discover our exhibition! For more information about the project, please, visit our website.

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New leadership in the Hungarian Association of Higher Education Archives

Members of the new presidency: Tamás Vajda president (University of Szeged), Zsolt Osváth vice president (Semmelweis University), Krisztina Batalka (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), László Molnár (Semmelweis University), Éva Sági (University of Sopron), Krisztina Tóth (Eötvös Loránd University) and Vilmos Zsidi (Corvinus University of Budapest). 

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Autumn Festival of Museums in the Eötvös Loránd University Library and Archives

In the frame of the Autumn Festival of Museums, between the 27th of September and the 11th of November 2021, we invite science and research enthusiasts to an interactive guided tour at our exhibition entitled The Enchantment of Accuracy – The Life and Work of Loránd Eötvös. Our guests can take part in Duo Perpetual concerts, Bach concerts, restoration workshop and library tours. As part of the old book presentations, you can gain an insight into the special publications of our library. All visitors are welcome! Please register your interest here.


University Library and Archives, Eötvös Loránd University

1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 6.



Autumn Walks in the Library with presentation of museum pieces

27/09/2021, Monday 17.00–18.00

04/10/2021, Monday 17.00–18.00

11/10/2021, Monday 17.00–18.00

18/10/2021, Monday 17.00–18.00

25/10/2021, Monday 17.00–18.00

08/11/2021, Monday 17.00–18.00


Secrets of pages – Old book presentation

28/09/2021, Tuesday 11.00–11.30

30/09/2021, Thursday 11.00–11.30

01/10/2021, Friday 16.30–17.00

05/10/2021, Tuesday 11.00–11.30

07/10/2021, Thursday 11.00–11.30

08/10/2021, Friday 16.30–17.00

12/10/2021, Tuesday 11.00–11.30

14/10/2021, Thursday 11.00–11.30

15/10/2021, Friday 16.30–17.00

19/10/2021, Tuesday 11.00–11.30

21/10/2021, Thursday 11.00–11.30

22/10/2021, Friday 16.30–17.00

26/10/2021, Tuesday 11.00–11.30

28/10/2021, Thursday 11.00–11.30

29/10/2021, Friday 16.30–17.00

02/11/2021, Tuesday 11.00–11.30

04/11/2021, Thursday 11.00–11.30

05/11/2021, Friday 16.30–17.00

09/11/2021, Tuesday 11.00–11.30

11/11/2021, Thursday 11.00–11.30


„Behind the scenes” – Guided Tour in the Restoration Workshop

01/10/2021, Friday 17.00–18.00

08/10/2021, Friday 17.00–18.00

15/10/2021, Friday 17.00–18.00

22/10/2021, Friday 17.00–18.00

05/11/2021, Friday 17.00–18.00


Guided tour at the Eötvös Exhibition

27/09/2021, Monday 18.00–18.30

01/10/2021, Friday 16.00–16.30

04/10/2021, Monday 18.00–18.30

08/10/2021, Friday 16.00–16.30

11/10/2021, Monday 18.00–18.30

15/10/2021, Friday 16.00–16.30

18/10/2021, Monday 18.00–18.30

22/10/2021, Friday 16.00–16.30

25/10/2021, Monday 18.00–18.30

29/10/2021, Friday 16.00–16.30

05/11/2021, Monday 18.00–18.30

08/11/2021, Friday 16.00–16.30


Duo Perpetual Concert

01/10/2021, Friday 18.00–19.00

08/10/2021, Friday 18.00–19.00


Bach Concert

22/10/2021, Friday 18.00–19.00

05/11/2021, Friday 18.00–19.00

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