Opening hours and library use


The Museum of Ethnography Library is a dedicated respository of scientific literature comprising over 195,000 volumes of interest to researchers in ethnography, anthropology, museology, and other social sciences (history, sociology, domestic studies, art history, archaeology, etc.).  In terms of scope, the library seeks to offer a complete collection of domestic publications on the topic of Hungarian ethnography, a select body of foreign literature on Hungary, and a significant body of general resources on ethnography and ethnology in languages other than Hungarian.  Indeed, given its extensive connections with foreign institutions, with particular reference to the publishers of international periodicals, the library houses a rich assemblage of professional literature on the topics of ethnography, ethnology, and anthropology from nearly every corner of the globe.


Opening hours:  

on Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.;

on Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.;

on Thursdays, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.;

on Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.


We are at your disposal with professional and general library information. It is possible to read on site, use our catalogs, take photos of the volumes with your own device (phone, digital camera). To use the Library, an annual or a daily ticket is required, which can be purchases at the museum bookstore (on ground floor).

To take photos with your own equipment, photo ticket can be purchsed at the bookstore. Material is to be used for purposes private ones only.


The Library is in the new building of the Museum of Ethnography (1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 35), on the 2nd floor  (side of Damjanich utca / Dvořák promenade), accessible by the visitor lift.