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Research Library


Research Library of the National Bank of Hungary

Brief Summary

The library of the National Bank of Hungary was established along with the central bank itself in 1924, and has been working continuously ever since. During the 78 years the library has gained a significant economic and financial collection - both foreign and domestic, and holds unique special collections. Keeping and improving traditional library functions the library is facing now a new challenge- developing an active information and document delivery service. Its new integrated library system (OLIB7) was introduced in 2000, which enables users to search and retrieve the collections of articles, monographs and bank publications from 1982 on.


Major collection areas:

Monetary economics

Macroeconomics theories

Public finance

Banking system

International finance

Financial services, banking technologies

World economy

Corporate economy and finance

Financial law

Bank and money history

Special Collections:

World Bank regional depository collection

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) depository collection

IMF publications

NBH publications

BIS (Bank for International Settlements) publications

Series and periodicals of central banks, monetary institutions, regional development institutions

International economic institutions (European Union, OECD)

Library Services

Activities of the library focus primarily on the theoretical and research work of the NBH, and only employees of the National Bank of Hungary have privileges to borrow documents. All other readers - researchers, students or experts of other institutions may use its reading room services (after registration).

Reading room

Catalogues (card and electronic database - OLIB7)

Handbooks and other reference material

Photocopying (10 Ft (A/4) and 20 Ft (A/3) page)


Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10-16

Contact Information


Szabadság tér 8-9


Tel: 36-1-428-2735

Fax: 36-1-428-2531


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