Reverberating Sounds – The Concert of the Festival Academy Budapest in the ELTE University Library and Archives was a great success

The Reading Room of the Eötvös Loránd University Library and Archives was filled on the concert of the Festival Academy Budapest on July 23, 2021. The audience had the pleasure to listen to Xenakis Dhipli's Zyia Bach Duo for Violin and Cello with Jonian Ilias Kadesha (violin) and Vashti Mimosa Hunter (cello) in the imposing reading room, followed by Machaut's Three Ballads, performed by Barnabás Hegyi (vocals), Ágnes Polónyi (harp), Júlia Regős (viola da gamba) and János Bali (flute). The program was implemented in the framework of the event series entitled Walking Concerts.

The lovers of musical experiences are also welcome at the concerts organized on the Cultural Heritage Days (September 18, 2021), performed by the Korossy Quartet and the Duo-Perpetual. For more information regarding our autumn programs, please, visit our website regularly.

More photos are available on our Facebook page.

Source/author of illustration:
Andrea Felvégi, Festival Academy Budapest

Welcome to our new website!

We are waiting for you with renewed content and user-friendly appearance from June 2, 2021 on the website of the ELTE University Library and Archives at From a separate main menu item, the joint website of the ELTE University Library Service (EKSZ) is still available, but it can also be opened independently from In our article, we summarize the most important information to help our users navigate on the new portal.

On the interface of the new portal and on the library websites – in line with the image of Eötvös Loránd University and modern trends – we publish our results, modern services and information related to our operations in an authentic and wide range for ELTE citizens and partners.

A vast majority of librarians at the ELTE University Library and Archives participated in the renewal of the website, taking into account the suggestions, requests and comments of our readers and library users. We have redrafted a number of texts, information materials and forms to help our users find their way around and serve them more efficiently.

In order to facilitate the search, we have placed two search boxes in the upper bar of the page, thus our readers are immediately able to browse the contents of the catalog and EDIT, as well as the website.

The content of the portal is divided into six main menu items. In the Library menu, we collected the most important information related to the use of the ELTE University Library and Archives and the library services, thematically structuring our available services for our target groups.

In line with the mission statement of the university, the Research Support, as a key service profile of the library, received a separate menu item. Under the Archives menu item you can read about our archival services and events, the subpage can also be loaded from In the Support Us menu, you can get to know the purpose and work of the Foundation for the University Library, as well as information about our book adoption program and donation opportunities. We also provide an appearance on the interface for our sponsors and partners.

The Savaria menu item guides you to the Savaria Library and Archives page of the Eötvös Loránd University Library and Archives.

You can find out more about our new collection coordination network, whose mission is to map and make visible the cultural heritage preserved by the university, under the Heritage menu item. The Heritage subpage can also be found at

Under the menu item ELTE Libraries, the common services, news, and member library contacts of the University Library Service will open. In response to the needs of each faculty, our member libraries have created separate pages on the faculty websites, to which we provide an opportunity to proceed.

The interface is also suitable for sharing the latest information and professional successes, documents and good practices created during continuous quality improvement. Our goal for the ELTE University Library and Archives website is to function as a professional knowledge sharing portal.

From our website, we also provide information on our library history guides and museum book and restoration workshop presentations to a wider audience interested in culture.

The display of news and programs has also been renewed. From the main page, you can easily find out about our library, research support and foundation content, and we have tried to make the most frequently used interfaces available with a single click.

We hope that our new pages have contributed to an even more user-friendly and easier access to the information you are looking for. We welcome your comments, and we are gladly waiting for your feedback at this form.

We wish you a pleasant browsing!

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Available services of the ELTE University Library and Archives

The University Library and Archives of Eötvös Lorand University is glad to inform our dear Readers that according to the current university regulations, our reading rooms are expected to be closed until the end of August 2021. Our library provides rental and other services – even during the whole summer period. We are pleased to offer you our lending, book returns and pick-up services requested online at the information desk at the entrance on weekdays from 9:00 to 18:00.

Our services:

Register and renew membership (also available online)

  • You can initiate registration and renewal of membership by using the ELTE Library WebApp application and arrange it in person at the Information Desk.

Book rental service:

  • Books from the bookstack requested online, by email  ( or in person can be picked up at the Information Desk within two working days. We will notify you of the receipt of the books on email or via ELTE Library WebApp.
  • Open shelf files are available again, but they can still be retrieved and booked online.
  • With our renewed catalog, the ELTEfind search engine, it is possible again to search not only library documents, but also the contents of EDIT (ELTE Digital Institutional Knowledge Base) and subscribed databases.
  • Books returned from rental will be reissued after a 72-hour quarantine.
  • You are still able to check your library loans and debts via ELTE Library WebApp or via ELTEfind.

Book return service:

  • Books can be returned in person at the Information Desk, by post, or dropping them into the book drop station by the entrance of the University Library during the opening hours.

Our library information user services are available on working days from 9 am to 6 pm at the following contacts:

Reprographic services

  • Digital or photocopy order can be initiated in person at the Information Desk or by e-mail at

Guidelines for research room use

  • In justified cases, with a research permit, we provide the opportunity to use our special collections at a pre-agreed time. Research permission can be requested at

Other continuously operating services:

Up-to-date information about the available content and services can also be found on the social media interfaces of the library. Please, feel free to contact us on the following pages:

The University Library and Archives is committed to providing access to its online content and services in a user-friendly manner during this changed situation. Therefore, from June the renewed, independent website of the University Library and Archives will be available at, and the also renewed interface of the University Library Service will be accessible at a separate address.

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Photo: Kurka Géza


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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Fluttering Sounds – Walking concert of the Festival Academy Budapest in the ELTE University Library and Archives

The University Library and Archives of Eötvös Loránd University will host the concert of the Festival Academy Budapest on 23rd of July 2021 from 3.30 pm.

The concert will feature Machaut’s Three Ballads and Xenakis’s Dhipli Zyia, as well as duos for violin and cello.

The organizers of the musical program are Katalin Kokas and Barnabás Kelemen, the artistic directors of the Festival Academy Budapest, within the framework of the event series entitled Walking Concerts.

More details can be found here. For more information about the concerts of the Festival Academy Budapest, please, visit their website.

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Reporting day K21 – Results in the light of quality improvement

In view of the epidemiological situation, the second quarterly report of the K21 Quality Management Coordination Committee was held in the framework of a Teams meeting. Working group leaders reported on the results and changes of the last quarter.

The K21 Quality Management Coordination Committee thanked Katalin Kálóczi, the founder of K21, for more than a decade of her successful work and wished her every success in achieving her goals on her retirement.

The website of the University Library Service (ULS) has been renewed, which presents the services of the library network in a clear and user-friendly way that fits the image of ELTE. The ULS communication strategy has also been reviewed, and the updated document, together with the situation analysis and action plan, was adopted by the Library Council at its meeting on 18th June 2021. The documents are available in the EDIT repository. In order to develop the communication culture, with a greater emphasis on internal communication, we also provide information to our employees on the Kolibri mailing list in the framework of a short-animated film.

The evaluation of the results regarding the teacher needs and satisfaction survey compiled by Eötvös Loránd University in November 2020 has been completed. According to the survey, both educators and researchers, as well as the supporter of the education and research, are satisfied with the book lending and our information service. Due to the epidemic situation and the transition to distance learning, there has been a significant increase in the use of online services by libraries. Respondents expressed their satisfaction with the expansion of the range of electronically available journals and the provision of journal lending for library services, but would also request access to some additional specialized databases.

The student satisfaction survey results from 2021 are in progress, the evaluation is expected to become public from the autumn. The outcome of the ULS organizational culture survey is also being summarized.

The review of process descriptions, process inventory and key processes is performed continuously by the process management working group. The members of the green library working group are working on the creation of a green virtual collection, in which they collected printed resources related to the topic. The barrier-free library group is compiling a complex, constantly updated barrier-free library use guide. Their long-term plans include a sensitization training, which is expected to be organized for librarians next summer in cooperation with the ELTE Disability Center. Based on the call of the Library Institute for the Marrakesh Treaty – Registration of Authorized Organizations, a comprehensive recommendation was prepared. As a result, the libraries of Eötvös Loránd University upload their records in accessible formats to the database of the Hungarian National Common Catalog.

We will announce the latest developments and results on our portal soon.

Source/author of illustration:
ULA University Library