CEU Library Services

The Library plays a central role at CEU, providing quality academic library services to students, faculty, and staff in support of teaching, learning, and research. The Library’s experienced staff, expanding collection of academic resources, research skills trainings, and media and visual literacy education are all directed towards meeting the needs of its members. CEU Library’s primary focus is on serving the CEU community, but the Library also grants external memberships to students and faculty from other educational institutions and to other researchers not affiliated with CEU who require the use of its collections for their scholarly research.


The Library has comprehensive collections in the fields of:

  • social sciences
  • philosophy
  • sociology
  • political science
  • international relations
  • legal studies
  • history
  • economics
  • business studies
  • gender studies
  • art and literature
  • medieval studies and
  • environmental science.

You can find more information on the Library's collections here.


On-line services

Do your research from wherever you are, using the CEU Library website. Use over 52,000 e-journals, 215,000 e-books, and 170 databases, available from off campus via the IT Dept’s VPN service using your CEU login credentials. See our Quick Search Tips to get started and check out our Research Guides.

Scan and deliver

Request a chapter or copy of a print document or journal article from the CEU collection via ContactLibrary@ceu.edu or Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery. This service is for requests that can be filled in compliance with copyright norms: book chapters, articles, short documents.  Some items will be delivered electronically when possible.

Request on-line and pick up in person at the Library Information desk

Request a print book online and pickup after we confirm. Use the “Request” button in the Library Catalog. When your request becomes available, you will receive an email notification for pickup.

Alert: Book delivery is running between the Budapest and Vienna campus once a week.


With more than 400 seats and a variety of spaces for collaboration, everyone can find their favorite place to work in CEU’s modern Library.

  • more than 85 computers
  • 8 bookable Co-Labs for group work
  • the Mirabaud Media Lab, a state-of-the-art workspace offering media production equipment and stations for audio and visual editing
  • a Literacy Lab, a research skills training lab and open workspace with 16 computers
  • copy stations on each floor providing free scanning as well as printing and copying

Interlibrary loan (ILL)

The Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service provides CEU community members, including IAS Fellows, with access to resources from many other Libraries. For more information, please visit the Library's ILL page.


For general inquiries: contactLibrary@ceu.edu or (36-1) 327-3099

For Interlibrary Loan questions: ILL@ceu.edu 

For a list of all CEU Library staff


Current opening hours are always posted on CEU Library's website.

The Library is closed whenever CEU is closed.