Opening hours and library use


The Museum of Ethnography Library is a dedicated respository of scientific literature comprising over 185,000 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.


From September 15, 2022, we welcome visitors again on Thursdays, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
It is possible to read on site, use our catalogs, take photos of the volumes with your own device (phone, digital camera), and we are at your disposal with professional and general library information.
Since the Library's entire stock is still in external storage, in order to receive the requested volumes on Thursdays, please send your requests to by 12 PM. on Mondays.
To take photos with your own equipment, you can buy a photo ticket at the museum ticket office for HUF 2,000/day (you are also entitled to archive photography on the same day)
The Library is in the new building of the Museum of Ethnography (1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 35), on the 2nd floor of Damjanich utca / Dvorák promenade, accessible by the visitor lift.
We ask for your continued understanding until the Library is fully moved in and opened.




Where material is to be used for purposes other than private ones, a publication fee is charged subject to case-by-case agreement.