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The service of Library Swap Point is launched by the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library from 10th February 2021

Books requested in advance can be borrowed without entering the libraries.


Considering the period of the epidemiological restrictions prolonged more times and permanent reader's inquiries and user's demands, book circulation service called Library Swap Point is launched by the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library with temporary conditions from 10th February 2021.

The list of Library Swap Points can be found in the summary table at the end of the article.

How is the service available?

Considering 12. § jb) of 484/2020. (XI. 10.) government decree in force, staying at or, with the exception of those employed there, visiting the institutions offering public library services is forbidden; that is why the new service of Library Swap Point is provided only through either the door or the window without entering the libraries. As it takes place in unfavorable circumstances, by reservation in advance via our website or e-mail and waiting on the street, the service is provided as temporary opportunity for all those who miss the library collection that is continuously expanding with novelties.

It is important to know that the due dates of library memberships and loans are extended again by the Library considering readers' interests, taking into account the date of the restrictions of state of danger being in force until 1 March. If regulations allow real reopening of the library, 30 days are given as grace period to check in the works. At present, only those people are asked to return documents borrowed before the Library was closed on 11th November 2020 who want to take the opportunity of borrowing books at Library Swap Points.

Our usual remote services such as access to databases from home and Library from home online information service to support education and learning remain available continuously.

The following services are offered at Library Swap Points:
  • return of books borrowed by readers,
  • borrowing of reserved books in advance only,
  • new registration and renewal of memberships that were due before closing,
  • settlement of previous debts.

Please prefer our service of remote payment when you settle occurrent previous money debts.

We draw your attention that it is compulsory to wear mask covering nose and mouth and the rules of physical distancing of 1.5 metres (social distancing) also have to be observed when you use the service of Library Swap Points.

We kindly ask for your understanding and patience because of occurrent longer waiting time and unusual conditions of services.

How can you borrow?


The usual conditions of the Terms of Use apply to book circulation. Late fees are going to be charged for books borrowed after 10 February when they become due.

As books requested in advance and reserved can be borrowed only, reservation is made temporarily free of charge again. Maximum 8 copies can be borrowed at a time. Books can be reserved from 8th February 2021.

The quickest way to indicate your loan request is to click on "Hold" button at the titles found in the catalog. Your request can be sent in e-mail to our colleagues, to the e-mail address of the library. Our colleagues send a confirmation letter about the feasibility of reservation request via e-mail in all cases; readers are also informed about the date when they can borrow the works they need.

List of Library Swap Points, addresses and availability

The Swap Points created at the libraries are available for readers in usual opening hours, but due to the provisions of curfew they are open till 6 PM at the longest.

Library name, address Service is available
Central Library
Budapest, VIII. Szabó Ervin tér 1.
Mo - Fr: 10 - 6 pm
Sa: 10 - 4 pm
Sándor Márai Library
Budapest, I. Krisztina krt. 87-91.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Hűvösvölgyi út
Budapest, II. Hűvösvölgyi út 85.
Mo, We: 12 - 6 pm
Tu, Fr: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Török utca
Budapest, II. Török utca 7-9.
Mo, We, Fr: 11 - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Sa: 10 - 2 pm
Library of Békásmegyer
Budapest, III. Füst Milán utca 26.
Due to renovation the service of this Library Swap Point will be launched
on 17th February 2021.
Mo: 12 - 6 pm
We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 9 - 3 pm
Sa: 9 - 1 pm
Gyula Krúdy Library
Budapest, III. Fő tér 5.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Király utca
Budapest, IV. Király utca 5.
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr: 9 - 6 pm
We: 2 pm - 6 pm
Sa: 9 - 2 pm
Mihály Babits Library
Budapest, IV. Lóverseny tér 5/a.
Mo, We, Fr: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 10 - 3 pm
Th: 10 - 2 pm
Library of Belváros (City Library)
Budapest, V. Vadász utca 42.
Mo, We, Th: 1 pm - 6 pm
Fr: 10 - 4 pm
Children's Library of Terézváros
Budapest, VI. Liszt Ferenc tér 6.
Mo, We, Fr: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 10 - 4 pm
Th: 1 pm - 4 pm
Ferenc Deák Library
Budapest, VII. Rottenbiller utca 10.
Mo, We: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Fr: 11 - 5 pm
Library of Kertész utca
Budapest, VII. Kertész u. 15.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Kálvária tér
Budapest, VIII. Kálvária tér 12.
Mo, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
We: 10 - 4 pm
Th: 9 - 3 pm
Library of Börzsöny utca
Budapest, IX. Börzsöny u. 13.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 9 - 3 pm
Library of Boráros tér
Budapest, IX. Boráros tér 2.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 9 - 4 pm
Th: 9 - 2 pm
Library of Újhegy
Budapest, X. Újhegyi sétány 16.
Mo, We, Fr: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 10 - 2 pm
Th: 10 - 3 pm
Library of Kőbánya
Budapest, X. Szent László tér 7 – 14.
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr: 10 - 6 pm
We: 10 - 4 pm
Sa: 10 - 2 pm
Zsigmond Móricz Library
Budapest, XI. Nagyszeben tér 1.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Kelenföld
Budapest, XI. Etele út 55.
Mo, We, Fr: 12 - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 9 - 4 pm
Sa: 1 pm - 6 pm
Frigyes Karinthy Library
XI. Budapest, Karinthy F. út 11.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Ugocsa utca
Budapest, XII. Ugocsa u.10.
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr: 9 - 6 pm
We: 2 pm - 6 pm
Sa: 9 - 2 pm
Miklós Radnóti Library
Budapest, XIII. Pannónia u. 88-90.
Mo, We, Fr: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 10 -3 pm
Th: 12 - 4 pm
Library of Lehel utca
Budapest, XIII. Lehel u. 31.
Mo, We, Fr: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 10 - 3 pm
Th: 12 - 4 pm
Library of Garden suburb in Angyalföld
Budapest, XIII. Mosoly u. 40/A.
Mo, We, Fr: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 11 - 4 pm
Th: 12 - 4 pm
Library of Dagály utca
Budapest, XIII. Dagály u. 9.
Mo, We, Fr: 12 - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 9 - 4 pm
Sa: 9 - 2 pm
Kassák Library
Budapest, XIV. Uzsoki u. 57.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 3 pm
Fr: 1 pm - 5 pm
Library of Bosnyák utca
Budapest, XIV. Bosnyák u. 1/A.
Mo, We: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 9 - 2 pm
Th: 10 - 2 pm
Fr: 12 - 5 pm
Library of Füred
Budapest, XIV. Rákosfalva park 1 – 3.
Temporarily
Budapest, XIV. Csertő park 10.
Mo, We, Fr: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 10 - 2 pm
Th: 9 - 2 pm
Library of Eötvös utca
Budapest, XV. Eötvös u. 8.
Mo, We: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 9 - 3 pm
Fr: 12 - 6 pm
Library of Zsókavár utca
Budapest, XV. Zsókavár u. 28.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 9 - 3 pm
Sa: 9 - 2 pm
Library of Szűcs István utca
Budapest, XV. Szűcs I. u. 45.
Mo, We, Fr: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 9 - 2 pm
Th: 9 - 1 pm
Library of Rákosi út
Budapest, XVI. Rákosi út 119.
Mo, We, Fr: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 9 - 1 pm
Th: 10 - 3 pm
Library of Sashalom
Budapest, XVI. Veres P. út 53.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Rákoscsaba
Budapest, XVII. Péceli út 232.
Mo, We, Fr: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tu: 10 - 2 pm
Th: 10 - 3 pm
Library of Rákoskeresztúr
Budapest, XVII. Pesti út 167. sz.
Mo, We: 1 pm-6 pm
Tu, Th: 9 - 3 pm
Fr: 12 - 6 pm
Sa: 9 - 1 pm
Library of Pestszentimre
Budapest, XVIII. Vasút u. 48.
The Community Centre of Pestszentimre is closed;
so, readers with membership in the
Library of Pestszentimre can use the service of the Swap Point created at Library of Pestszentlőrinc.
Reservation can be made from the
collection of Library of Pestszentlőrinc. Please take your reader's card with you in case of borrowing.
Please do not take back documents borrowed from
the Library of Pestszentimre to the Swap Point at
Library of Pestszentlőrinc. They can be returned only to Library of Pestszentimre after reopening of the library.
Library of Havanna housing estate
Budapest, XVIII. Csontváry K. Tivadar u. 32.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Th: 9 - 3 pm
Fr: 12 - 6 pm
Library of Pestszentlőrinc
Budapest, XVIII. Thököly u. 5.
Mo, We, Th, Fr: 9 - 6 pm
Tu, Sa: 9 - 2 pm
Library of Üllői út
Budapest, XIX. Üllői út 255.
Mo: 12 - 6 pm
We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 9 - 3 pm
Sa: 9 - 1 pm
Library of Pesterzsébet
Budapest, XX. Bíró M. u. 7.
Mo, Th: 9 - 4 pm
We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Sa: 9 - 1 pm
Library of Vécsey housing estate
Budapest, XX. Pacsirta u. 157/b.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Th: 9 - 3 pm
Library of Sétáló utca
Budapest, XXI. Rákóczi F. 106.
Mo, We: 12 - 6 pm
Tu, Th, Fr: 10 - 5 pm
Sa: 9 - 2 pm
Library of Királyerdő
Budapest, XXI. Szent István út 230.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Csillagtelep
Budapest, XXI. Vénusz u. 2.
Miklós Radnóti Community Centre is closed;
so, readers with membership in the
Library of Csillagtelep can use the service of the Swap Point created at Library of Sétáló utca.
Reservation can be made from the
collection of the Library of Sétáló utca. Please take your reader's card with you in case of borrowing.
Please do not take back documents borrowed from
the Library of Csillagtelep to the Swap Point on
Sétáló utca. They can be returned only to the
Library of Csillagtelep after reopening of the library.
Library of Nagytétény
Budapest, XXII. Nagytétényi u. 283.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Library of Budafok
Budapest, XXII. Kossuth L. u. 30.
Mo, We, Fr: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tu, Th: 10 - 4 pm
Sa: 9 - 2 pm
Library of Soroksár
Budapest, XXIII. Grassalkovich út 128.
Mo, We, Fr: 12 - 6 pm
Th: 9 - 3 pm

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