MISSION, FIELD OF INTEREST, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
The primary task of our library is to create a rich background in technical literature for
the training at our university. As a public library, in addition to helping educational and research work,
our aim is to provide anyone interested in art with general information. Our library – along with the library of
the Hungarian Design Museum - is the most important collection of the country’ s technical literature in the
area of applied arts.
We collect all the Hungarian design and art publications and try to obtain selected foreign ones suggested by
the lecturers of the university. We collect technical literature in numerous areas from Architecture to
New Art Media, from Pedagogy to Management in compliance with the fields of education at the university.
Our collection in Design Theory and in Design History are outstanding in Hungary.
Our special Art of the Book collection - recieved in 1969 through the Kiadói Főigazgatóság – includes
bibliophile publications (old prints, foreign monographs and reference books). Later,in 1970, as a gift from
the Nyomdaipari Egyesülés, the former library of Imre Kner, which includes old books as well, was added to the collection.