A multitasking Public library. Case study on triple function of Central library of Ervin Szabó Metropolitan Library


It is not a rare thing if the tasks of a library are mixed: for example National Széchényi Library is over the national library’s function at the same time a special library of the  Hungarian literature and history, Ervin Szabó Metropolitan Library’s Central Library is a public library and carries out special library function in sociology, too. But it is really unique, that this Central Library includes the third, more or less university library function in addition of public and special library’s tasks. The challenge is to fulfil all these requirements, to satisfy the different tasks listed in laws and regulations, to serve the different user groups – all from a budget given to us as a public library.

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