LIBRARY FAQ

Find all basic info you need here!

1. What do I need for registration?

You need your ID card or passport for registration, but if you have a valid student card, we are welcome that too.

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2. Do I need to register in both Libraries in order to them?

No. Registration is only needed in one of the libraries and you are entitled to the full use of both libraries with your library card.

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3. Do I always have to bring my Library card with me?

Yes. You need your Library card for borrowing, renewal and reservation of a book. You can return the book(s) without your Library card.

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4. Do I need to renew my Library card?

No. The Librarians automatically renew your card if it expires.

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5. What shall I do in case I lose my Library card?

If you lose your Library card, it, unfortunately, costs HUF 300 to replace it.

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6. If there is a change in my personal data, do I need to inform the Library or is it enough to change them in ETR?

We kindly ask you to inform the Library as well about your personal data change since the Library system is not directly connected to ETR system.

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7. How many books can I borrow at the same time?

You can borrow 8 books at the same time from the two libraries together.

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8. Can I borrow the books with the red and the black reference numbers as well?

No, only the black ones. Books with red reference numbers on them cannot be borrowed. You can use them at the Library and you can also copy or scan from them considering copyrights.

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9. What can I do if I want to borrow books but someone else would bring the books instead of me?

According to the main rule everybody can borrow for himself/herself but if you have a serious and proven reason we can make an exception. If someone else borrows books on your behalf, send us an authorization letter via e-mail or the person can bring a printed version with him.

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10. Am I the only person who can return the books I borrowed?

Anybody can return your books.

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11. What can I do if I do not know the due date of my books?

First, check the date on your note attached when borrowing the book. If you really want to make sure, go to Log in at the online catalogue on the website of the Library. You can reach the online catalogue HERE. If there is no reservation for the book, you can do the first renewal as well. (see also: How can I renew my loan(s)?)

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12. How can I renew my loans?

If there is no registration for your loans, you can renew your loans for the first time via Log in HERE at the online catalogue on the Library’s website. Further – or even the first – renewal is possible in person, via e-mail or telephone. Your Library card is needed for renewal.

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13. When do I have to pay a late fee and how much?

We charge you with the late fee if you return your books after their due date and you also run out of the 3-day toleration period (see also: What does ’time of toleration’ mean?)

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14. What does toleration period mean?

After the due date of your loans, we offer you three days of tolerance. It means that if you return your loans within those three days, we do not charge you with any late fee. BUT on the fourth day, you have to pay the late fee for all four days. Saturday counts because the Library is open on Saturdays. It is important to know that within counting the three days of tolerance, Sundays and national holidays count, but there is no late fee for those days because the Library is closed on those days.

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15. I was ill. Could you disregard my late fee?

Since you have so many options to arrange your renewal without your personal presence, we are unable to disregard your late fee due to an illness.

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16. What does a hold mean?

You may place a hold on a book charged out to another person; this ensures that the person placing the hold will be next in line to receive the book when the book is returned. You will be notified about the arrival of the book via email and we keep the book you requested for 2 days after notification.

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17. Can I myself put a hold on a book?

No. Only the librarian can do it. Your Library card is needed.

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18. How can I cancel the hold?

In the event you do not want to borrow the books you have reserved, please inform the Library in person, on the telephone or via e-mail.

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19. What are the consequences of the ignorance of a hold?

In case you reserve books but do not borrow them nor notify the library in advance, you have to pay a fee of HUF 100 per document.

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20. Can I only use the online catalogue from the computers of the Library?

You can use the online catalogue even from home HERE from the website of the library. You only need Internet access.

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21. How can I find the book on the shelves after finding it in the online catalogue?

If you click on “show” in the online catalogue, you will see the identifier of the book. The numbers on the side of the bookshelves and the numbers and letters on the book’s rootlet help you to navigate yourself among the shelves. (see also: What does identifier mean?)

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22. What does Identifier mean?

Identifier helps you to find the book on the shelves. The first number shows which category the book belongs to. The next letter-number combination is given after the name of the author and the title of the book in ABC order.

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23. What kind of books are there in the Reading section (Olvasósarok)?

Our students can help us to expand our services and the range of books. The amount from your late fee is to be spent on your requests. The result is the Reading section where you can find bestsellers, popular fiction books, foreign literature and informative books. We are awaiting your ideas and suggestions via e-mail: lib@metropolitan.hu. Your dreams can come true with us.

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24. How can I search for an article?

If you are looking for an article for your homework, presentation or home assignment, use our databases link on the webpage of the Library. If you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact our librarians.

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25. What is EBSCO database?

EBSCO is primarily an English database with peer-reviewed articles with their citations that are relevant in many subject fields. You can use the article for your home assignments, presentations or for your thesis. The database can be used freely for the registered users of the library either from the computers of the library or from home HERE.

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26. How can I read theses?

You can read theses on all the computers of both libraries. Use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome and type the link szakdolgozat.metropolitan.hu. If you cannot find the thesis you are looking for, do not hesitate to ask the librarian.

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27. Can I read theses from home?

No. According to the inner rules of the University, you cannot read theses from home.

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28. Can I print or copy from the theses?

According to the inner rule of the University, theses cannot be copied, printed or scanned. You can take notes from them.

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29. What is the username for the computers of the library?

The computers of the library can be used with your own username and ETR code.

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31. Why are we closed on Friday morning?

On Friday morning we do important and useful background work in order to provide you with a more comfortable library for you. Therefore, we ask you not to disturb our work during those hours. Thank you.

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32. Is the library open in the evening and at the weekend?

The central library is open till six o’clock every weekday and until four o’clock every Saturday. Art Library is open until half past four from Monday to Thursday, until six o’clock on Friday and until three o’clock on Saturday.

You can find updated information on the opening hours on the webpage of the Library.

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33. Can I take my bag to the library?

No. Suitcases, handbags, bags, laptop bags or folders are not allowed inside the library, as they are not allowed inside other libraries either. We are taking care of the books FOR you. Thank you for your cooperation.

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34. Can I use the coin and the locker during the whole day?

The coin you receive in the library is available for staying there. You can ask for a coin for the whole day at the main reception of the University.

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35. Contribute to the success of the exams with your attentiveness.

Please be considerate towards others who are in the library preparing for exams and remain as quiet as possible, as to not disturb them. Using mobile phones, making noises and eating are common issues that often disturb other students in learning. Please try to avoid these activities in the library. In order to feel comfortable, you can bring in drinks that can be closed and you can ask for headphones for the computers. You will find that you can prepare more effectively for your exam the next time around.

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