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)
  • Bibliographies

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10-16

Contact Information


Szabadság tér 8-9


Tel: 36-1-428-2735

Fax: 36-1-428-2531