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Our databases in 2020

Bibliotheca Corvina Virtualis

V4 Cultural Conference

On the occasion of Hungary's Presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries, the Secretariat of the Minister of State for Culture of the Ministry of Human Capacities organizes a large-scale international conference on 1 and 2 December in order to overview the best practices of cultural institutions during the pandemic and their future opportunities, considering the whole cultural sector.

Annual conference and workshop of EODOPEN project

The 5th annual conference and workshop of EODOPEN project was held online, with the active participation of our colleagues (Dr. Csilla Mezei, Rita Ráczné Radó, Szabolcs Dancs).

Under European skies. Excerpts from the 16th–19th century image of Hungary

Chamber exhibition by the staff of the Collection of Early Printed Books: visitors can explore the landscapes of the early modern Kingdom of Hungary with the help of selected journey reports by Western European travellers.

Book launch of the facsimile edition of the Kalmáncsehi Breviary

The compilation of facsimiles will be accompanied by a volume of studies, the authors include Judit Lauf and Edina Zsupán, two members of the Res libraria Hungariae Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the National Széchényi Library

Decorative facsimile copy of the Pray Codex - The gift to the Holy Father on behalf of the Government of Hungary made by the NSZL

The decorative facsimile copy of Pray Codex, which contains the first coherent Hungarian text dating from the late 12th century, was prepared by the experts of the NSZL as a gift to Pope Francis by the Government of Hungary on the occasion of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress.

Two Oxford University databases available remotely for research

Until October 31, 2021, Oxford University Press databases Oxford Handbooks Online and Oxford (Grove) Art Online will be made available from home by our library. Remote access is provided to our registered readers.


Sound Library – You can listen to sixty years of gramophone records online

Related to the Day of Hungarian Culture, our new service entitled Hangtár (Sound Library) has been launched.


Tens of thousands of unique documents became freely available in our databases in 2020

As the largest Hungarian public collection, National Széchényi Library has been keeping a whole range of treasures that can rarely be seen and which may be surprising at first sight. During 2020, however, more and more curiosities became digitally freely accessible via our recently launched databases.