You are cordially welcome to our website! The descriptions of the application of the particular functions will help you to find quickly the information you are interested in, and to get an insight to options that you have not used to date. The ordinary functions, such as links, arrows, site maps, going to the main page by clicking on the logo, etc., widely used on the Internet are basically available on this website as well. If you prefer well-visible and readable letters on a website, you can magnify them on each page by using the and icons, or you can redo the original size with the icon.
If you click on the following links, you can immediately jump to the information you are interested in.
Vast majority of the website is composed of the actual news on the main page. News is frequently updated: the date of the last update is displayed on the lower section of the website, but the specific date of the news is always displayed after the particular article. Of course, the most up-to-date ones are listed first, and they are chronologically listed after each other, but they remain actual. Outdated news is stored in the News archives and is not displayed on the main page. You will find small size pictures before the articles, which refer to the particular department of the library. If there is no picture before an article, it means that it refers to all of the departments of the library, and moreover, news can exceed the walls of the institution, if it is book, library, or literature related. If you see this colour in any news - which will be set in red and underlined after placing the cursor on it -, then it is such a link, through which you can get access to more information after clicking on it. These will be shown on new pages (except for the new review articles published twice a week) in order not to disturb your navigation on the website. News archives can be found in the left side menu, which can navigate you to search for and retrieve old news.
Our website comprises a lot of information, which have been organised into a menu scheme. The upper menu line is double-levelled: if you put the cursor on the menu point, a rolling submenu is shown immediately, and if you click on each point of it, you will get access to the information stored beyond. The menu line on the left side is single-levelled: if you click on the menu points, the indicated content will immediately be shown. There are five graphic elements in the menu line: "Search in the catalogue", "Event calendar", "Search on the website", and two qualification icons of W3C. The entire menu scheme and hence the structure of the website can be viewed on the site map, which can be found in the left side menu. All of the elements of the site map operate as links, so you can get access to them immediately after finding the adequate spot.
It is indeed appropriate for quick search. You can search by author and title, or by both by the aid of this function. The ordinary wildcard characters (substituting one character "?" or more "*") in words or names to be searched for can be applied, and there is no difference between small and capital letters. Search is executed, if you click on the "Search" button or hit the "Enter" button. If you use this quick search function, the results will not be shown on a different page. Therefore, if you want to navigate to another website, you must reverse with the arrow placed on the headline of your browser. If you want an explicit search, or you want to see the catalogue on a separate page, you should choose the "Enter the catalogue" option of the "On-line catalogue" menu placed on the upper menu line.
You can see the actual month as a calendar in the "Event calendar" section. An event or programme organised by the library is held on the days set in bold. If you click on a concrete day, the exact date, denomination, and venue of the event are shown. If you want to check any days of months other than the actual one, you can navigate chronologically back and forth with the navigation arrows placed next to the year and month, and you can check the programs passed or to be organised. The "Event calendar" is usually filled in with programmes for a half a year in advance in the beginning of the year and of the summer season. If you are interested in a specific event or series of events or possibly a permanent programme, of which concrete date you do not know, you can check the "Event calendar archives", in which - contrary to its name – you can search for already occurred and/or forthcoming events and for everything that can be found in the "Event calendar". If you are interested in the consolidated programmes of the library or the József Attila Community Centre, you can download these from the "Downloads" menu placed in the left hand side menu: the event plan of the central library is updated semi-annually, while that of the József Attila Community Centre monthly.
This menu point includes a link that downloads the Internet cultural magazine of the library called "Gyõri Szalon" [Cultural Review of Gyõr] on a new page, which is updated weekly. As many as seven columns of this magazine comprise distinct writings in connection to the cultural life of the city of Gyõr.
This menu point includes a link that downloads the individual website of the Children’s Library on a new page. News and downloads connected to the Children’s Library, as well as further information concerning its collection are shown on the website of the library, but the details are shown on a separate page.
This menu point includes a link that downloads the Internet version of the biographical encyclopaedia published by the library in book and CD-ROM formats on a new page. You can check its table of contents and browse among the (unfortunately deceased) celebrities and famous characters of the city in an alphabetical order.
This menu point includes a link that downloads the website of "Libinfo" on a new page, which is an information service of the Hungarian libraries on the Internet. If you have a question to which only one librarian might have an answer, or to which the answer belongs in the competence of an existing library, do not hesitate to ask your question. You will have the answer. Much better if you visit us personally, and you can have your answer at the library, even if you are not registered – a Visitor’s Pass is simply enough for this purpose.
This menu point includes a cluster of links, in which the most useful websites and portals within the most various realms of life have been thematically collected: public information, websites and databases focusing on culture, health care, meteorology, and links, media, and the libraries of the city of Gyõr.
This menu point includes the list of downloadable documents. You can see them in a chart: the icon in the File column indicates the format of the document, and if you click on this icon, the text will be shown separately. Most of the downloadable reading materials have .pdf format (), which requires Adobe Reader. If you do not have this software installed on your PC, you can download it from here.
This menu point includes a distinct collection of pictures that is shown on a separate page. The collection is arranged in albums that encompass the photos of the actual year (the albums of the previous years can be seen at the beginning of the new year until the end of the first quarter of the year). You can choose between the departments of the library on the main page of the "Picture gallery". These departments are symbolized with photos: the library (photos connected to the Adult Readers’ Service of the central library), the gallery, public edification (photos of the clubs of the central library), the Children’s Library, the József Attila Community Centre, the Gyárváros Community Centre, the Europe Club, and the Szabadhegy Branch Library. You can read beneath each of them how many elements (and exactly how many photos) they include, and you can find a specific amount of albums, if you click on the photos associated with the particular departments; except for the Children’s Library only, which includes four elements all the time, because the photos have been categorized into four classes: library hours, "Hajci-hõ-ség" (Events), Fairy tale corner, and others… You can see beneath each of them how many photos they contain, and if you choose one, the photos marking the albums are shown (you can see beneath them how many photos they contain), and a menu placed on the left hand side of the screen facilitates navigation. The navigation line underneath the headline serves the same purpose, because it signals where exactly you are in the picture gallery, and the elements of the route function as links. If you click on the photo connected to the particular album, the concrete photos are shown, among which you can browse with the ordinary arrows, but if you do not want to do so, you can watch them in an automatic mode, if you click on the "Slide show" button over the menu. If you want to take a closer look, it is enough to click on the photo you want to look at, and you will have it in a large size immediately.
Ez alatt a menüpont alatt található a könyvtár digitalizált dokumentumainak gyûjteménye. A menüpontra kattintva egy teljesen új felületre érkezünk, amely saját menüvel és súgóval rendelkezik. A Keresés menüpont alatt található a keresõfelület, ahol különbözõ szempontok alapján (pl. szerzõ, cím, tárgyszó stb.) kereshet, a Böngészés menüpont alatt pedig ugyanezen szempontok alapján böngészhet a teljes digitalizált állományban.
This menu point includes a chart, in which the periodicals subscribed by the library in the actual year to be delivered to the Adult Readers’ Service of the central library, and the Children’s Library, and the branch libraries have been listed in an alphabetical order. If you do not want to browse this list, or you need a concrete newspaper, you can type the title (or part of it) in the search field over the chart, then click on the "OK" button, or hit the "Enter" button, and you can have the results in a separate chart.
You can find a list under this menu point that includes the bibliographies completed by the library. The titles operate as links, and if you click on them, the full-length text of the particular bibliography is shown in .pdf format, if you have Adobe Reader installed on your PC. If you do not have it, you can download it from here.
This menu point includes editions published by the library. The first section includes purchasable works, the second one contains already sold out works with their covers and annotations. If you want to order any of them, you can open the order form from the page, if you click on the following order form link placed on top of the page. Orders are accepted by mail and/or via facsimile (see address and telephone number on the order form) as well.
These menu points include fifteen book reviews (ten for adults and five for children), as well as ten audio book reviews, film reviews, and music reviews. These are updated biweekly, which is announced in the "News" section. Two new book reviews, two film reviews, and two music reviews are featured for adults, and one book review and one audio book review is featured for children each Tuesday and Friday. The new reviews are placed in the front, and the previous ones are listed below them as new ones appear. Their number is permanent, thus they disappear from the page after a while, and they are conveyed to the "Review archives", where all of them can be viewed and browsed.
This menu point serves as a forum for questions, suggestions and comments, after giving your user name and e-mail address. All questions are answered in the same forum. Questions asked to date and the answers to them can be viewed retrospectively. The security codes beneath the entry field are not meant to irritate the users, rather to preserve security: they identify robots, by which texts generated by computers will be prevented from appearing on the screen.
This menu point is to be used, if you cannot find the information you are looking for. You simply type in the definition to be searched for, then click on "Search" or hit the "Enter" button. Do not be surprised, if you get a list of results well known from Google – a Google search engine operates beyond our search function. And of course, the syntax applied in Google works here too (e.g.: the application of „””, if you are interested in results, in which the words you are looking for are directly placed next to each other).
This menu point includes a simple search surface, by which you can search in news that are outdated, hence removed from the website. In this mode, you can give the search definition and set if you want to search in the titles of the news, or in their full-length texts, or possibly in both (tick the desired box), and next click on the "Search" button or hit the "Enter" key. Small and capital letters can be used equivalently. You can check the results of the search in a chart, and the news will be arranged in a chronological order: the oldest ones in the front and the new ones at the back.
This menu point includes a simple search surface, by which you can search in the "Event calendar": all uploaded data, already occurred, and the actual, and the forthcoming events. You can search events, dates, or terms, or venues, or all of them at a time. If you want to define timeframes, then it is not enough only to set the dates, but you must tick the box before the "Date specification" mode. If you do not set a date, you can search in the entire database. The same applies to the venues. If you are interested in a particular venue only, you can choose it from the rolling list.
This menu point includes a simple search surface, by which you can browse book reviews, audio book reviews, film reviews, and music reviews. These have their own search surfaces, which are very similar to each other. The definition to be searched for must be entered into an entry window in case of these modes, and next you must set the programme where to search: in the titles, in the texts of the reviews, among the authors (in case of books and audio books), or among performers (music reviews). You need to tick the box before the mode, in which you want to search (one or more can be ticked). If you want to search for children’s books, you need to tick the appropriate box. You can search on the basis of genres in case of music reviews: you can choose the genre from the rolling list. You can search data carriers in case of film reviews: DVD, VHS cassette, or any other. Please choose one of the radio buttons of the three options. Links are placed underneath the four mini search engines (two in case of books – children’s books and adult books). If you click on these, you can view the list of all reviews published to date in a chart. The chart includes the reviews in a chronological order (the most up-to-date on top), but if you click on any of the definitions (title, review, author, performer) placed in the headline, then it will become the pivotal reference point of organisation, and the chart will be rearranged according to the titles, authors, etc. you selected. This is how you can browse the reviews, and if you want to read any of them, it is enough to click on the "View" link placed in the last column, and you can read the material shown.
W3C is an abbreviation that stands for World Wide Web Consortium. This entity elaborates World Wide Web standards in order to allow everyone to take advantage of all options of the Internet. Its objectives and operation principles have been designated in seven sections, which you can read on the website of its Hungarian office on (http://www.w3c.hu/forditasok/7pont.html). If a website complies with the international standards of W3C, it is authorized to display the following qualification icons (,), which confirm such conformity. In addition, these icons operate as links, and if you click on them, you can run a validator (checking programme), as a result of which any reader can see that the website is flawless (or perhaps not).
This menu includes information on the services of the library: you can be advised of the services you can request for without registration, and after it, and which services are free of charge (almost all of them), and which are subject to charges, and how they can be requested for.
Our privately produced internet databases can be reached from this menu ("Anniversary calendar", "Celebration days"), and you can get information on the special databases available in the library (EBSCO, NAVA, OSZDK).
The Anniversary calendar includes the anniversaries of the actual year in a chronological order set in a chart. You can search the chart, if you enter the search definition in the text excerpt search window, but if you do not feel like browsing all the way, you can select separately the 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 years anniversaries, if you click on the appropriate radio button, and next you click on the "Search" button, or you hit the "Enter" key. The results are listed in a new chart.
The Celebration days provides information on the celebration days between January and December set in a chart, and you can search, if you enter the definition to be search into the text excerpt window, and next you click on the "Search" button, or you hit the "Enter" key. The results are listed in a new chart. You can separately select the celebration days in each month, if you pick the adequate month in the rolling list, and next you click on the "Search" button, or you hit the "Enter" key. The results are listed in a new chart.
EBSCO makes the periodicals of worldwide known presses available on the Internet by its English databases. These cannot be reached from your home, so if you need articles published in foreign periodicals for your work or research or studies, please visit the central library personally in order to receive them. This menu point advises you of the databases and how to use them.
NAVA (the National Audiovisual Archives) collects and broadcasts the Hungarian produced or Hungarian related programmes of national television and radio channels that broadcast superficially. It has a limited access from your home, so if you want to get full access to the entire database, please visit our central library personally. You can get information on the content of the database and how to use it.
The Digital Library of the National Széchenyi Library is a virtual library, in which you can immediately start reading your favoured reading material optionally after one simple click. Its home use is limited, so if you find any book subject to copyrights, which you cannot read as a consequence, please visit our library personally, and you can get access to your reading material through a closed chain network. You can read more about the database and how to use it.
This menu incorporates information on the branch libraries (Bácsa, Belváros, Gyárváros, Szabadhegy, Szentiván, Sziget). You will find information in respect to each branch library, such as their contacts, how to reach them by public transportation with an interactive map, the names of the librarians in charge of them, their opening hours, their services, basic data concerning their stocks, and the periodicals delivered to them.
This menu includes information concerning five public edification departments (Gallery, Club, Gyárváros Community Centre, Európa Club, József Attila Community Centre), such as their contacts, how to reach them by public transportation, the names of the library personnel, their opening hours, the programme assortment, and the permanent communities.
This menu incorporates information related to the "On-line catalogue". If you click on the "Enter the on-line catalogue" button, you can reach the catalogue on a new page. The "Manual" helps you in the use of the catalogue. If, for any reason, you do not find a document in the library, you can check whether it is available in any of the libraries in Gyõr by the use of a menu titled "The catalogues of the public libraries of Gyõr".
You can find two types of RSS channels on the website beneath the menu line: news RSS and growth RSS. The news RSS News broadcasts news and reviews to you, so you do not have to visit our website every day. The growth RSS does the same with the most recent documents through options, such as New Books, New Audio Books, New CDs, and New DVDs. All you have to do is to register (free subscription) to the RSS channel you prefer (optionally all of them). If you have Internet Explorer, please click on the "Subscription to the news channel" link on the page shown, after choosing the appropriate RSS icon, and next set the name of the RSS channel and the place of setting in the dialogue panel shown. There is a default set-up, but if you want to use more of our RSS news channels, you need to change the name under all circumstances (because the default set-up is identical in all of them: Galgóczi Erzsébet City Library), so you can differentiate them from each other (e.g.: GEVK News, GEVK Books, GEVK Audio Books, GEVK CD, GEVK DVD, etc.). After that, clicking on the "Subscribe" button, the RSS channel will be installed in the Internet Explorer on the spot you selected (the default set-up is the News channel flap connected to the icon that marks the Favourites). If you have Mozilla Firefox, please choose the format of the RSS contents on the page shown, after choosing the appropriate RSS icon. If you choose the default live bookmark, please set the name and the place of setting in the dialogue panel shown, after clicking on the "Subscribe" button. There is a default set-up, but if you want to use more of our RSS channels, you should change the name under all circumstances (because the default set-up is identical in all of them: Galgóczi Erzsébet City Library), so you can differentiate them from each other (e.g.: GEVK News, GEVK Books, GEVK Audio Books, GEVK CD, GEVK DVD, etc.). After that, clicking on the "Subscribe" button, the RSS channel will be installed in Mozilla Firefox on the spot you selected (the default set-up is the Bookmarks). If you use a news reading portal or news reading software, please choose the format of the RSS contents on the page shown, after choosing the appropriate RSS icon. You can choose either one of the three news reading portals (Netvibes, Hírlapom, iGoogle), or you can choose any application listed on your PC by choosing the Application, and the RSS channel will operate the way you have chosen. The RSS channels always include the most up-to-date information and data (news, reviews, documents). If you click on the links in the news, you can read the pages connected to the news, or the most recent book, audio book, film, and music reviews. If you click on the particular items of the RSS channels encompassing new documents, such as books, audio books, CDs, or DVDs, they are transferred to the "On-line catalogue" of the library, where you can check, into which department (Adult Readers’ Service of the Central Library, Children’s Library, Branch Libraries) the particular item has been transferred, and if it is available, or if it has been lent.