The university library is the only library in the country specialized in physical education and sports. It is dedicated to collecting books and magazines from different fields of sports, physical education, sport pedagogy, sport management and recreation, published in Hungary or abroad.

TE devotes substantial finances to acquiring international books and magazines deemed important in sport pedagogy and research. Our digital library supplies physical education and sport science professionals of the country with adequate reference literature. The collection includes books, journals, articles, theses, videos and photos. Furthermore, the library offers several important databases, like EBSCO, as well as some special collections related to sports and medical sciences to support research at all levels.

Besides the open access databases, like Compass, DART-Europe, De Gruyter Open, DOAB, DOAJ, IC Journal Master List, IC Search Articles, INSEP and JournalSeek, the library offers a wide array of other resources, like Academic Search Complete, databases of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Arcanum Digital Database, ScienceDirect Scopus, SpringerLink, WOS, Infostrada Sports Podium Standard, ProQuest, PsycINFO and SPORTDiscus.

The library provides all available support to help anyone in our campus community, including international students and faculty.



  • Director of Library: +36-1-487-9235
  • Information desk: +36-1-487-9279
  • English language reading-room: +36-1-487-9200/61122

Fax: +36-1-356-63-37

Online catalogue: click here to enter! Changing the language of the user interface from hungarian to english:

  • click on “Beállítások”
  • click on “Nyelv”
  • select “English”
  • push the button labelled “Mehet” for confirmation.

Opening hours

Information desk, Circulation (the stack-room’s closing time is 30 minutes earlier!)

  • Monday – 10:00-18:00
  • Tuesday – 9:00-17:00
  • Wednesday – 9:00-17:00
  • Thursday – 9:00-17:00
  • Friday – 9:00-15:00

English language reading-room

  • Monday – 10:00-17:00
  • Tuesday – 9:00-16:00
  • Wednesday – 9:00-16:00
  • Thursday – 9:00-16:00
  • Friday – 9:00-13:00

Rules of registration and using the Library

  • I. The library services are free for students, professors, employees of the University, and for pensioners, employees of the cultural sector, teachers, persons over 70 and disabled people.
  • II. Daily tickets (except for the I. category)
    • day pass (reading room only): 800 HUF
    • internet pass: 500 HUF
    • daily combined ticket: 1000 HUF (access to the library and the internet)
  • III. Registration fees (except for the I. category)
    • Library cards
      • for students1: 1000 HUF/semester
      • for students1: 1500 HUF/school year
      • full price for a semester2: 2000 HUF
      • full price for a school year2: 3000 HUF
      • pensioners, registered unemployed, maternity leave on for one school year: 1000 HUF
    • Internet cards
      • for students1: 1500 HUF/semester
      • for students1: 3000 HUF /school year
      • full price for a semester2: 10 000 HUF
      • full price for a school year2: 15 000 HUF
      • pensioners, registered unemployed, maternity leave on for one school year: 1500 HUF
    • Combination tickets
      • for students1: 3500 HUF /school year
      • full price for a school year2: 16 000 HUF
      • pensioners, registered unemployed, maternity leave on for one school year: 2000 HUF
  • IV. Other fees
    • Fine Amount Per Day Per Book (in case of books borrowed for 1, 2 and 4 weeks): 20 HUF/day/book
    • For night loan: 500 HUF/hour
    • New library card (in case of loss): 300 HUF
    • Black and white photocopies: 30 HUF/page
    • Printing (only in the English-language reading room): 20 HUF/page

[1] other university’s students, [2] everyone else not mentioned above


  • use of reading-rooms,
  • borrowing of documents determined in regulations,
  • use of online databases via Internet,
  • playing video cassettes being in possession of our Library,
  • making photocopy of determined documents (for payment),
  • inter-library loaning,
  • by order making Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), literary research and polling on-line databases (for payment)

Important! Use of the English language reading-room

Journals in our library: click here!


Journals related to sport on the internetclick here!

Useful Links