The library is as old as the museum, and from the outset it has systematically collected local and international literature on the history of art. Understandably, areas linked to the museum's collections enjoy priority: the history of European painting, sculpture, and graphic arts, the Graeco-Roman world, and Egyptology. Holdings comprise seminal works and the latest scholarly literature from all over the world as well as publications for the general public. With its ca. 250,000 items the library is large even by international standards, and it is the most complete collection of its kind in Hungary.
September to June:
Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Monday to Thursday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Friday: 10 AM to 1 PM