Hungarian University of Fine Arts Library Archive and Art Collection

Welcome to the homepage of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts Library Archive and Art Collection!

Library opening hours in December 2018

1st December 2018. Saturday – CLOSED
3rd – 14th December – general opening hours, see below
15th December 2018. Saturday – CLOSED
17th – 20th December – exam season opening hours Monday – Friday 9 AM – 7 PM
21st December 2018. Friday – 9 PM – 1 PM

24th December 2018 – 1st January 2019 - CLOSED

The library opens on the 2nd January (Wednesday) 2019 at 9 AM (exam season opening hours). 

Adress: Budapest, 1062 Andrássy út 69-71.
Telephone: (36) (1) 666-2518
Director: Edina Antal
Telephone: (36) (1) 666-2524

During exam season Monday-Friday: 09:00 - 19:00

General opening hours

Monday: 12:30 - 18:00
Tuesday: 12:30 - 18:00
Wednesday: 09:00 -18:00
Thursday: 12:30 - 18:00
Friday: 09:00 - 15:30


Information concerning exceptional closing hours can be found on the main homepage of the library 

Archive: Archive information, access to documents and records is provided only by previous request and appointment. (e-mail:, telephone: (36) (1) 666-2518)

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The building of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts is situated in Andrássy road, half-way between Oktogon and Kodály körönd.
Access by underground (1st  or “yellow” line, "Vörösmarty utca" station), 73 and 76 trolleybus ("Andrássy út" stop) and any service calling at Oktogon or Kodály körönd. 




Any person over 18 can join the library but only the students, teachers and staff-members of our university, the Moholy-Nagy Laszlo University and the art historian department of other hungarian universities are entitled to borrow documents. An ID card with photo is also necessary to get the library membership.



Search for books, DVD and CD disks, thesis, exhibition catalogues, scholar journals and other documents in the catalogue of “Corvina” library software. 
Search by using subject heading list available in the library catalogue.  



The Hungarian University of Fine Arts Library, Archives and Art Collection has one of the most valuable art related book collections in Hungary. The Hungarian University of Fine Arts and the collection was funded in 1871. Due to the professional and precise acquisition, by the turning of the 19th and 20th century an exceptional collection emerged. Not only the essential academic teaching materials and documents, but also different special collections established: photographs, posters and lithographs, graphics collection, japanese woodcuts and sample sheets, 19th century ornamental sample sheets, etc. These items are not only relics of the past educational methods but art pieces too. The collection of the university reflects all areas that are requisite in the academic art education. 
The original neo-renaissance wood panel galleried reading rooms with decorated wrought iron grills and the original furniture are recall the atmosphere of the turning of the 19th and 20th century. 
Most foreign art journals are only available in Hungary at the library of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Services provided by the library and the archive are at the disposal of artists, researchers, students and lectures of different departments and institutes who wish to use images to enhance their work.