Covid-19 measures: Service changes

Based on the Government Decree 484/2020, our libraries are closed from 11th November.

Our online services are still available. If you do not have a valid library membership, you can register here (only for University Students and Staff).

If you have any questions, please contact us at 



We provide borrowing services to our patrons in a limited form.This limited form will be a grab-and- go system. As part of this, we will compile and pre-loan the books you requested online. You can pick up your book package at the circulation desks of each libraries in the opening hours. 

How to borrow?

  • Find the document you want to borrow in the online catalogue
  • Send a stack request
  • Wait for the verification e-mail and check your requests here
  • Visit the library indicated as a serving location of your document and pick up the prepared package

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Please note: when you come to pick up your package, follow the posted instructions, always wear a mask and follow the safety precautions.


Book pickup times

Delivery times vary by the library; it usually takes 30-120 minutes.
The documents will be kept at the desks for 2 days counted from the date of the verification. Then the item will be returned to the stacks.


Always bring your library card with you!


Onsite research

DE researchers, Faculty and PhD students can use research rooms for onsite use of the documents for the purpose of research.

Availibility of spaces


The research rooms cannot be used to stay in and study. 


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In the library spaces, please

  • keep 1,5 m distance,
  • wear a facemask, 
  • pay attention to regularly disinfect and wash your hand. 

Book service

During this period documents from the open shelves can be requested via stack request. However, there is a possibility for onsite use (regulated as mentioned above).The requested documents are served to the selected research room 

What happens to already borrowed documents?

As we provide borrowing in a limited form, book returns and renewals are available with restrictions as well. The settlement of late fees is available in the Neptun system.

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Please note that book reservation is not available. 



Book Returns

Please use the book drop boxes located in our libraries when returning books.

Please note that you  can return books borrowed from any of our libraries at these sites except for the Szolnok Campus Library, Health Sciences Library and Pedagogy Library, where you can only return books borrowed from there.

Please do not drop books from other institutional libraries.

You can return books via postal service as well to the following address: 
DEENK, 4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1.


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Please note, that the returned books are quarantined for 48 hours, we update your loan record only after that. (Obviously, no fine will be charged for this period.)

Settlement of fees  

University students can settle library debts in the Neptun system. In accordance with the health regulations, you can pay with card or cash as well. 

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Please note that debts will appear in the Neptun system only after we updated your loan record. After it you can settle your debt.


Library Clearance Certificate

In case of most Faculty, we issue certificate online, based on the consultations between the Library and Faculties


Electronically available books, information sources

Use off-campus access to access our licensed databases and online resources from an off-campus location.


You can find subscribed databases here>>> 

The list is constantly updated with the electronic resources temporarily made available due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Available categories: Hungarian and foreign e-books, journals, temporarily available contents, scienctometrics, consortium subscriptions, video collections. The content can be browsed by academic disciplines as well.


E-books and journals

Use the E-Document Finder to find e-books and journals in foreign languages.


Broader Access to DEA

We have extended the access to documents stored in the University of Debrecen Electronic Archive (DEA). Registered users of the library with remote access can also view documents marked with "University IP" or " Library computers" restriction from home (eg.: thesis and diploma papers).  Click here for further details>>



Free online sources

Open access scientific journals can be found at the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and books at the  Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).

During the coronavirus epidemic, the EIS provides temporarily free access to international databases>>>


Updated: 2021.02.19.