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Metropolitan Ervin Szabo Library, Budapest

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Fővárosi Szabó Ervin Könyvtár is the largest library network in Budapest, Hungary.The Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library's main branch is housed in the 19th-century neo-baroque Wenckheim Palace.The municipal library needed more space as its collection grew, so it expanded to a network of additional buildings while restoring the palace as a national monument. The library is now 13,000 m² and houses Budapest's largest public collection of books with a capacity for 1,100,000 volumes.In 2003, the International Real Estate Federation awarded the Prix d’Excellence to its central building.
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  • At first you feel like wow the entrance door is amazing! Than you walk through a beautifull corridor. After that you are in a courtyard in a modern library; don't get confused; this is it! Buy a ticke...  more »
  • Just a short distance from the Kalvin ter, the entrance is on the left of the building. It's a working library. Cost 800ft to get in. You get rwo leaflets with description of the interior. Then head u...  more »
  • We happened to go to the National Museum and passed by this neo-baroque style structure which was a metropolitan library. There were many English and Hungarian books and we just applied for visitor ca...  more »
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  • An exceptionally beautiful library building created by "merging" two old palaces with a newly build middle part. You should visit even just for the building itself.
  • A great, quiet place to study for exams. Sometimes a bit crowded though. The staff can help you find any book you're looking for.
  • Huge, beautiful library. Ideal for studiing but in exam periods it can be crowded.
  • Great place for study & reading, but weak community place. Great collection of books, for students and professionals as well.
  • If you can't find what you are looking for here, your best bet is the national library in the castle of Buda