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Borrowing Books and DVDs

While the library is open to the general public, a valid membership is required in order to check out books and DVDs.

Loan periods for all materials are three weeks, and each member may check out up to four books and/or DVDs at a time. Materials may be renewed for an additional loan period, provided they are not on hold for another library patron. Renewals may be made by either phone or email, as well as in person.

If a desired item is checked out by someone else, you may requrest that a "hold" be placed on it. You will be notified when the material is available for check-out.

Certain books may be placed on reserve for use during special workshops or programs held at the library.

Overdue Materials

Fines will be charged for overdue materials at a rate of 20 HUF per day for each item overdue. Items are due back by the close of the business day stamped on the "Date Due" slip. The maximum fine possible will be limited to the replacement value of the item, plus processing fees of 20%.

If the metrial is returned within two days of being overdue, there will be no fine. If it is not returned during this time period, then the fine will be charged for the entire period, including the two grace days.

Fines will continue to accrue daily, even for days the library is not open.

If there is a problem returning the materials due to an emergency, please contact the library,

Other materials may not be checked out if the borrower has outstanding fines or overdue materials.

Care of Library Materials

To ensure efficient service and availability of materials, library policies must be observed by all users.

Smoking is not allowed inside the library.

Hooks are provided in the hallway for coats and bags.

Library users are requested to show courtesy and respect for the rights of others. They should take responsibility for proper use of books and other library property.

In the case of damaged or lost materials, appropriate arrangements for reimbursement must be made before other materials can be checked out. Damaged resources are defined as those which are non-readable or non-usable, with pages removed or torn beyond repair or otherwise disfigured.

Any patron who has lost materials or caused damage due to neglect or mis-handling of the library's materials will be responsible for reimbursing the cost of the item. This includes rebinding and/or processing costs. Damaged materials remain the property of the library.

Frequent loss of materials or failure to comply with any of the above policies may result in the loss of check-out privileges.

Locating Library Materials

Books are classified and shelved according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. If you need assistance in finding a particular book, please ask library personnel or email us at

Reference books are to be used inside the library only. They are not available for check-out. These materials are marked with "REF" on the spine lable as well as with a red dot.

Collections for each language are maintained and shelved separately.

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