The Library of the Hungarian National Assembly was founded by the House of Representatives in the late 1860s to facilitate legislative work. The need to establish the library had been articulated several times until 1868 when that year's Rules of Procedure eventually explicitly proclaimed that the House form a library for the benefit of members of House and this future library acquire all the books, documents and other publications invaluable for the lawmaking process. Because of its symbolic significance, we consider 1868, the year of passing these Rules of Procedure, the date of establishing the Library of the Hungarian Parliament.
The year of jubilee is an excellent opportunity for us to bring the rich history of the library closer to the public and the librarian community. If you follow our blog, facebook posts, photo journal and book exhibitions, you can learn many exciting stories from the library's past and discover the fascinating architectural details of library spaces. You can also find out more about our rare books and the different workflows in the library. In addition, we will also attend a good number of professional events as organisers as well as participants during the year.
Stay tuned all year long, and follow us through every nook and cranny of the library!Published on - 2018-03-02 12:00:00