Hopp Ferenc Ázsiai Művészeti Múzeum

Using the library

Terms and conditions
The library provides all its registered members with on-site reading and reprography services for its literature on Oriental art.

Our library is open to the general public but can only be used by holders of a valid annual or daily reader pass. Full library membership is granted upon registration. Registration is available to all Hungarian and foreign citizens who accept the terms and conditions of the library.
A photo ID (identity card, student card, passport) is required for registration. By registering the reader agrees to and accepts to be bound by the terms and conditions of the library use.

Dear Visitors,
Due to the public health emergency caused by Covid-19, the Library of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts will be closed for an indefinite period of time from 11 November 2020.
Thank you for your understanding.


Library opening hours:

Wednesdays: from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (from 8 July 2020)

Let's keep taking care of each other!
The museum has introduced several precautionary measures following the current epidemic preparedness, and we seek the kind cooperation of our visitors in those. Please wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when entering the líbrary and during your stay. Please keep a 1.5-meter distance from others in the library.


Contact information:
Address: 1062 Budapest, 6th district, Andrássy Road 103.
Telephone : +36 1 469 77 59



Library opening hours:
Tuesdays: from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesdays: from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (27 March the library will be closed at 2 p.m.)




Fees of library use:

Daily pass: 500 HUF
Annual pass: 2000 HUF
Reduced annual pass: 1000 HUF


Those eligible for the reduced pass are:
students, old age pensioners, and teachers. A card or certificate proving eligibility must be produced upon the purchase of a reduced pass.
Free pass: for those over 70 years of age; employees of other libraries, museum institutions, and archives.

Replacement of lost pass: 500 HUF


Library services:
Photocopying and scanning of the library’s volumes can be ordered in the reading room, although this cannot be done with certain museum pieces that could be damaged, and photocopying of books published before 1950 and protected books is prohibited.

Fees of library services:

b&w photocopying, A/4: 30 HUF/page
b&w photocopying, A/3: 
60 HUF/page
printing, A/4: 30 HUF/page
scanning, A/4: 40 HUF/page
taking photographs with your own camera:
500 HUF/day
computer reference service: 5000 HUF/PC hour/in cash

6500 HUF/PC hour/by transfer




Rules of library use:

Although the Library of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asian Arts is not a lending library, it satisfies researcher requests within the framework of interlibrary lending. Registered readers can use the library’s documents in the reading room catering to six readers at one time.
Visitors can use an open-access library in the reading room: the volumes found here can be freely taken off the shelves but must be returned to the reader desk or left on the tables.
The greater part of the book holdings is located in the library’s storage. These books can be sought in the online catalogue, or found with the assistance of the library attendant, and requested by filling in a book request form or from the librarian placed in charge of the reading service. The requested volumes are generally delivered to readers from the storage within half an hour. The books must be handed back to the reader service desk at all times. Requests can be made up to one hour before the reader desk closes.
Books requested from the library storage – a maximum of five books – can be reserved for a maximum period of a week. Reserved books are returned to the storage past this duration. Free-access books cannot be reserved.

General rules:

Visitors to the library are obliged to observe the rules of library use:
Bags and coats must not be taken to the readers’ work desks. Cloak room use is mandatory and free of charge. The library is not liable for valuables left in the cloakroom.
Food must not be taken into the reading room.
Smoking is not allowed in the entire area of the library.
Please do not use your mobile phone in the reading room.
Advertisements, announcements and other notices can only be placed with permission granted by the head of the institution.
The documents and objects of the library must be handled with care.
Violating the rules and regulations of the library and its use may lead to temporary or permanent barring of access to the library’s services.
Visitors can turn to the librarian on duty with any complaints and suggestions; these will be noted down in a book of comments reserved for this purpose.

Library users can initiate the amendment of the terms and conditions of library use.














































The library will be closed from 17 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.
From Tuesday, 8 January 2019, the library will be open during the regular opening hours. We are looking forward to your visit!
Happy holidays!

The Hopp Museum is CLOSED between 7 January and 5 February 2019, but the library operates according to its usual timetable: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am – 3 pm. (Please ring the bell at the entrance!)

From 2 Sept 2019, the library awaits its visitors according to the usual schedule (Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am – 3 pm).

The library will be closed from 14 April to 18 April 2017.
From Wednesday, April 19, the library will be open to visitors again in the usual opening hours (Tuesdays, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.). We are looking forward to welcoming you.