CEU Library
Budapest, 1051, Nador utca 9.
Phone: (+36-1) 327-3099
Fax: (+36-1) 327-3041
Web site:
Opening Hours in July, 2008

Monday to Friday: 12 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Central European University (CEU) Library was founded in 1992. This rapidly growing library has the largest collection of English-language materials in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities in Central and Eastern Europe. It has 2,000 square meters of open access area comprising four separate reading halls and a Multimedia Library. Thirty computers with access to online and CD-ROM databases are available in the reading areas. The CEU Library collects materials in the fields of the social sciences, art and literature, business studies, economics, environmental science, gender studies, history, international relations, legal studies, medieval studies, philosophy, and political science.

The Library currently holds over 200,000 documents in various formats, including 150,000 monographs, over 1,500 periodical titles (with 25,000 retrospective volumes), and 10,000 working papers titles. CD-ROMs, on-line electronic databases, and many other resources are also available for use.

The CEU SUN Guest Card, which has to be presented upon entering the Library, entitles you participants to use all facilities, including the printed and electronic resources of the Library.

Being short-term visitors, SUN participants do not possess borrowing privileges.

Further information about staff, facilities, computer catalogues and holdings may be found in the Library Short Guides at the entrance, or on the Library's website at

The Library staff will offer Library orientation tours shortly after participants' arrival. These are designed to help them to get acquainted with the reading rooms so that they are able to find books and journals easily. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the On-line Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and receive tutorial training in the use of CD-ROM and On-line databases, for which they can sign up at the Circulation Desk.


Five copy-machines are available on the Library premises. The price of photocopying is 15 HUF per page. Charges are twice as much for the A3 format and for double sided copying. Copy cards may be purchased at the Circulation Desk. Please keep in mind that any remaining amount on the copy cards cannot be reimbursed.

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