"It's been a hard day's night"
Generation Y meets the beat generation
March 27 2014, 7pm-12pm
Each year the Klebelsberg Libray organizes a special nocturnal journey into an era or an idea. This year, the 8th library night will focus on recent decades: the 60s and the 70s.
We will dive into the period of the beat generation through movies, music, literature and artifacts. We'll conjure up the spirit of Woodstock, the Beatles, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Updike, the op-art, the VW minivan, twist and jive and many more, uniting in our library American and Hungarian cultures. You can choose from our regular Library Night programs (library tours, quizes, lectures, games) and some brand new retro ones.
Be prepared to walk into a different world on March 27!
If you always knew Hungarian was a strange language but never knew how strange actually, come and visit the new exhibition of the Klebelsberg Library on Finno-Ugric peoples. They live across Russia, Finland, Estonia and Hungary and they all share linguistic and cultural roots. One part of the exhibition explains this all through photographs by former Estonian prime minister Lennart Meri, and the other part takes you to all these places through toys, pearls, artifacts and clothes collected by the reserachers of the Department of Finno-Ugric Linguistics of the Faculty of Arts and through some books of the Klebelsberg Library.
As announced earlier, the maintenance work on our electronic systems starts at 12 o'clock, January 25 so none of our electronic services will be available in the afternoon (no wifi, no catalog, no borrowing, no computers). We appreciate your understanding.
Due to a complete reboot of our servers that need urgent fixing, please expect a temporary shutdown of our electronic services, for some time, in one of the coming days. In order to be able to carry out the immense work effectively, after backing up and refreshing, we have to shut down nearly everything, so the fine-tuning of the whole system can finally take place. During this period, the Library will actually be open and our offline services will continue to function, however, borrowing, searching in the catalog, etc. will not be possible for some time. We are obviously trying to minimize the time this all will take and we will let you know as soon as we know more. Please bear with us - we appreciate your patience!
In 2011 the SZTE (University of Szeged) Klebelsberg Library set out on a road to quality management and as a part of that venture, it conducts reader satisfaction surveys annually. The survey this year took place between 14-20 October offering our readers an online questionnaire covering the complete array of our services. It is to our great pleasure that a great number of our readers responded to our call and we can conclude that the idea that the Klebelsberg Library provide high quality services is just as important to our patrons as to us. The questionnaire including 50 questions was filled in by 1680 readers in Hungarian (1652 ) and in English (28). It was especially welcome that around 700 people shared their verbal reviews with us.
As there is going to be a University-wide closing down between December 22 2013 and January 5 2014, the Klebelsberg Library is also going to close its gates on December 21 2013, 1 pm till opening them again on January 6 2014, 8 am.
Because of this, in the meantime, it is not possible to return any books, so no due dates have been or will be set for this period of time.
We know this is the exam period already, so this is how we are trying to ease the burden of a closed library:
Please beware that books due before December 21 should be returned in due time as fines continue to apply even during the closing period.
In the summer of 2013 the Klebelsberg Library organized a photo contest with the topic of "Travel, read and make photos! " The best pieces are exhibited in the atrium of the Study and Information from November 19, 2013.
Due to a program held in the building, the Library will close at 5pm on November 8, 2013 (Friday).
On October 23, 2013 (Wednesday) - due to the National Holiday - the Klebelsberg Library will be closed.