Between the 1st of August 2022 and the 3rd of September 2022, our library and Eötvös Exhibition will be closed.

Registration

If you…

…are a university citizen of ELTE or PPKE or an ERASMUS student

You can enrol to library for free.
As a student, enrolment is valid for one semester. Your student ID is used as a library card, therefore, please bring that with you in besides your personal documents for enrolment. Please always bring your student ID with you as well as anytime when you visit the library.
If you are an ELTE citizen, enrolment can also be done online by using the ELTE Library WebApp web application, after NEPTUN authentication. Enrolment initiated online will be finalized on the first personal library visit when you also present your documents in person.

Online enrollment

…are a student or lecturer at another higher education institution

  • you can buy a free visitor’s card valid for one year which does not entitle you to borrow;
  • if you want to borrow a book, buy a half-year or one-year borrower’s card (the price of an annual card is HUF 1,850, the price of a half-year card is HUF 1,000).

Your student ID is used as a library card, therefore, please bring that with you in addition to your personal documents for enrolment. Please always bring your student ID with you as well as anytime when you visit the library.

…are a high school student

You can enrol to the library for free over the age of 14.
Your student ID is used as a library card, therefore, please bring that with you in addition to your personal documents for enrolment. Please always bring your student ID with you when you visit the library.
If you are under the age of 18, you must have a guarantee declaration completed by an adult guarantor with appropriate identity documents for the loan.

Guarantee declaration

…are a Hungarian or foreign citizen

  • you can buy a free visitor’s card valid for one year which does not entitle you to borrow;
  • or you can request an annual (HUF 3,700) or semi-annual (HUF 2000) borrower’s card.

For Hungarian citizens over the age of 70, people with disabilities, employees of libraries, museum institutions and archives, as well as those with a „Hungarian Identity Card” or a “Hungarian Relation ID”, the borrower’s card is free of charge and is valid for one year.  

…are an ELTE Alumni member

You are entitled to buy a discounted annual borrower’s card (HUF 2,900) that you can request by presenting your membership card.

 

Regulation of use

The picture illustrates the services available with a visitor’s or a borrower’s card in the form of a comparison table. Services available with both types of library cards: local use of free shelf and storage stocks, electronic application form for stack request, reservation, INeedABook (purchasing proposal), virtual library card (ELTE Library WebApp), local use of databases, printing, photocopying, digitalization, taking photos with own devices (reprography services are charged), workstation for the visually impaired. Services that can only be used with a borrower’s card: borrowing, extension, interlibrary borrowing, external battery renting. Services available only for ELTE citizens with a borrower’s card: online enrolment and online extension of library membership (ELTE Library WebApp), remote access to databases. Services available only with permission and a borrower’s card: local use of special collection documents.

The picture summarizes the type, price, validity, and range of users of the library cards in a table. The visitor’s card is free and valid for 1 year, the borrower’s card is HUF 3700 for 1 year and HUF 2000 for half a year. The borrower’s card is free of charge: for 1 semester for ELTE citizens, ELTE students apply to part-time students, Erasmus students or under an agreement or contract with another higher education institution for its teachers and students. For one year, a borrower’s card is free of charge for: Hungarian citizens over the age of 70, secondary school students between the ages of 14 and 18, people with disabilities, employees of libraries, museum institutions and archives, and holders of a Hungarian ID or a Hungarian Relation ID card. Teachers and students of other higher education institutions can buy a borrower’s card for HUF 1850 for 1 year and HUF 1000 for half a year. For those who have an ELTE Alumni membership card, the price of a one-year borrower’s card is HUF 2900.

Source/author of illustration:
ELTE EKL