1) This institution functions as a public library, thence it is open for each and every party and user accordingly pursuant to Act CXL of 1997 and other statutory provisions in concern.
2) The users of the library are allowed to request for the following services of the library free of charge:
a) On-site use of the library stock: book collections and periodicals.
b) Complete information on the services of the library.
c) Use of the library catalogues.
d) Library information service.
e) On-site review of minutes, proposals, decrees, and resolutions of the municipal government.
f) On-site use of the Internet for 30 minutes on a daily basis.
g) Any other service that the library personnel expressly qualifies as free of charge.
3) If you, as a reader, declare that you wish to request only for the services itemized under Article 2) hereabove, the use is free of charge following your registration as a visitor, after which you will receive a Visitor’s Pass.
4) To request for the document lending service in addition to those itemized under Article 2) hereabove, all readers /users must pay the registration fee,
a) which is 1.2 per cent of the Hungarian minimum salary effective on 1 January of the actual year for a term of 365 days to be paid by the actively employed and those over 16.
b) which is 0.2 per cent of the Hungarian minimum salary effective on 1 January of the actual year for a term of 365 days to be paid by retirees under 70.
c) which is free of charge and entitles to the full range of services for those under 16, over 70, the disabled and those living on disabled pension, staff of public collections, those who have teacher ID cards, those who have student ID cards, and those who can confirm their participation in any adult training/education.
d) To register, personal identity must be identified with identification cards, or passports, or driving licenses and residence identification cards, and the Declaration of Membership must be undersigned, in which the signatory is to undertake to adhere to the terms of library use and the use of the Internet. Such declarations of the underaged must be undersigned and/or approved by their legal representatives. By undersigning the Declaration of Membership, the signatory is to undertake the responsibility to refund the costs incurred to the library as a consequence of lost documents, or the failure to return such documents, or overdue returns.
e) All lost Reader’s Passes or Visitor’s Passes must be replaced. The charge is HUF 300 per each lost pass.
f) All citizens of the European Community must identify themselves with their identification cards valid in the states of their nationality. Their rights of library use are identical with those of the Hungarian citizens.
g) Non-EC citizens must identify themselves with their passports. Their rights of library use are identical with those of the Hungarian citizens.
5) Registration to any department of the institution, such as the Central Library, the Children’s Library, the Bácsa Branch Library, the Belváros Branch Library, the Gyárváros Branch Library, the Szabadhegy Branch Library, the Szentiván Branch Library, and the Sziget Branch Library, will allow the admittance to other departments free of charge. The Reader’s Pass is to confirm the payment of the registration fee. The Reader’s Pass can be transferred to any other user/party by a written consent only. All users must have a Reader’s Pass in order to lend books. Admittance to the Reading Room section is prohibited without registration.
6) In addition to Article 4) hereabove, all registered readers are allowed to borrow the books for free use and the unbound periodicals designated for this purpose free of any special charge.
7) All readers are allowed for the on-site use of manuals and periodicals of the actual year from Monday to Saturday. The manuals and the bound periodicals of the preceding years (maximum four volumes at a time) can be borrowed for the weekend.
8) The Milkovich-Zámori Collection can be used only at the library following preliminary appointment. Documents dating to the 19th and 20th centuries (1800s and 1900s) can be used under the supervision of the local librarian at the Belváros Branch Library, whilst documents dating to the 18th century or older (1500s, 1600s, 1700s) can be used under the supervision of the Director of the library or of any person assigned by the Director at the designated location. The explicit conditions of the management and use of the separate collection are subject to a distinct protocol.
9) Readers over 14 are allowed to borrow the documents of the media archives (VHS, CD and DVD, audio books) free of charge. Maximum one of such a document can be borrowed for maximum one week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, which must be returned on the same days. Of the documents in the media archives, the lending term of the audio books can be prolonged only: once for one succeeding week.
10) The lending term of VHS and DVD at the Belváros Branch Library is three days on any library lending day.
11) The lending term in case of books for free use is three weeks, which can be prolonged two times. The prolongation of this term can be managed either personally, or by telephone, or on the website of the library. Maximum eight books can be borrowed at a time. Any book of the local knowledge pool can be borrowed for one week, and its lending term cannot be prolonged. Maximum four of the lendable periodicals can be borrowed for a term of maximum three weeks with no option for prolongation.
12) For readers with valid registration, any document already lent can be reserved in advance free of charge either personally, or by telephone, or on the website of the library, if the reader requesting for such reservation has no due toward the library.
13) In case of lost documents, the reader responsible for such loss must pay the daily commercial value of the document lost. In case of any document that is qualified as rare, valuable, and/or is in short supply, the library has the right to claim for another copy of it in excellent condition. The corresponding condition must govern the cases of damage and destruction.
14) The library is eligible to charge a penalty in case of any lending in delay:
a) 0.007% of the Hungarian minimum salary effective on 1 January of the actual year to be charged per each document on a daily basis commencing the day of expiry in case of books and bound periodicals.
b) 0.14% of the Hungarian minimum salary effective on 1 January of the actual year to be charged as per each document on a daily basis in case of media archives.
c) in addition to the amount of the penalty above, the reader responsible for the delayed return must pay all other costs incurred to the library in connection to the collection of the claim (e.g.: mail and printing costs, commission of the debt collecting entity).
d) Any reader responsible for any delayed return is prohibited to use the library lending and Internet services until such delayed return is duly settled.
15) The reprography service of the library can be requested for by all library users/readers in return to certain charges. The library cannot be coerced preparing any copy of materials that have a political content, or serve to make profit, or offend public taste.
16) The transferred costs of the ODR service libraries must be borne by the readers/users requesting for interlibrary services.
17) Our readers/users are obliged to conduct such behaviour during their visits at our library, which is commonly expected in the libraries worldwide. Any person that unreasonably disturbs the self-education and work of other readers and/or maliciously damages and/or thieves the property of the library can be restricted by the library in her/his rights of use after thorough analyses of all essential circumstances and/or the library reserves its right to press charges against him/her for the purpose of indemnification.
18) The checkroom at the Central Library on the floor of the Readers’ Service is obligatory and free of charge. No handbags and/or bags sized over 15x20 cm can be carried into the book lending section. DO NOT consume any food or beverage and DO NOT use your mobile telephone in the Reading Rooms! Only the Director of the library is entitled to allow the display of any poster or brochure of a natural person or any organization in the library.
19) Opening hours:
a) at the Readers’ service department of the Central Library: from Monday to Friday, except for Tuesday, each workday from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm, on Saturday from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The library is closed on Saturdays between 15 June and 15 August.
b) Children’s Library: during school year: from Monday to Friday, except for Tuesday, every workday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm; in school holidays: from Monday to Friday, except for Tuesday, every workday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, and on Saturdays from 9.00 am to 12.00 am. The Internet service at the Children’s Library is unavailable on Saturdays. The library is closed on Saturdays between 15 June and 15 August.
c) Belváros Branch Library: on Mondays and Wednesdays from10.00 am to 12 .00 am, and from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm, on Thursdays from 10.00 am to 12.00 am, and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
d) Gyárváros Branch Library: on Mondays and Thursdays from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.00 am to 12.00 am.
e) Szabadhegy Branch Library: on Mondays from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm, on Wednesdays from 10.00 am to 12.00 am and from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm, on Thursdays and Fridays from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
f) Szentiván Branch Library: on Mondays from 10.00 am to 12.00 am and 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm, on Wednesdays from 8.00 am to12.00 am and 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, on Thursdays from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm, on Fridays from 9.00 am to 12.00 am and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
g) Szigeti Branch Library: on Wednesday and Fridays from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm, on Mondays and Thursdays from 10.00 am to12.00 am.
h) Bácsa Branch Library: on Mondays and Thursdays from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
20) The exhibition room is open during exhibitions on weekdays between 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm. Visitors’ groups are allowed to visit the exhibitions at other times following preliminary appointment.
21) József Attila Community Centre: from Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm; on Saturdays from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
22) Visitors (club members) of the frequent programmes of public edification are at the same time the members (readers) of the City Library, thence they are obliged to register accordingly, in connection to which they are allowed to use all services of the entire City Library network.
23) The institution of the library operates devoid of ideologies and politics. Any such event can ad hoc be organized at the library exclusively on the basis of rental agreements and within the bounds of social tolerance.
24) The free capacity of the Community Centres and the Club can be used on the basis of rental agreements. Such use is not allowed to limit the function of public edification.
27) All readers/users are allowed to record their complaints in the Minutes of Complaints. The Director of the library will notify the complaining parties of all actions taken on the basis of their complaints within ten workdays commencing the day of complaint.