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Faculty of International Management and Business


Faculty of International Management and Business

The Library of the Faculty of International Management and Business is a multidisciplinary training centre, which is at the disposal of users with four reading rooms, 46 computers, a multimedia language laboratory and seating for 170. The heart of the document collection comprises specialist publications that primarily cover the everyday learning needs of students in both print and online formats. Access is available to nearly 50,000 e-books (mostly in English and German) from the largest publishers (Emerald, Springer, Taylor and Francis). Volumes in foreign languages account for nearly half of the entire stock. Both subscribed and free specialist literature databases are available to readers in one place.

You may find further useful information in the Library regulations and on our Facebook page.

From the middle of May 2022, debts can only be settled in our library via credit card or (as a student of BBS) through Neptune. 

If you need any more information, you can reach the librarians by phone (06 / 1-467-7800 / 341, 392) or via Facebook Messenger.

Address:  1165 Budapest, Diósy Lajos u. 22-24.

building D, ground floor (DF47)


Head of the Library +36 1 467-7913

Reference Desk +36 1 467-7800/392


Access to books, dissertations, other sources

Lecturers, staff and students of the institution are able to use subscription databases from home within the framework of a VPN service, although there are entitlement restrictions. Access for STUDENTS with active status can be applied for by completing the registration form available at Students with passive or absolved status can apply for authorization by writing to indicating the planned duration of use. A response on the successful or unsuccessful application is sent to the e-mail address stored in Neptun.

Guide to set up the VPN for various operating systems for STUDENTS

General databases

ProQuest Central

The database also containing ABI/Inform and ProQuest e-books contains books, journals and dissertations from all scientific areas. Material available here can be used for independent research, writing dissertations and even for expanding one’s general knowledge or language learning. 

ProQuest Ebrary

More than 43,000 English, German and French e-books covering business, economics and the social sciences. E-books can be loaned for offline devices for up to 14 days, and can be viewed online without restriction.

Academic Search Complete 

One of the world’s most valuable multidisciplinary and multilingual databases. As well as over 8500 journals, books, conference publications and research reports can be read in most major languages.


Specialist journals and books published in English primarily from the fields of economics and business, supplementing marketing case studies. In addition to the journals and case studies, 50 e-books can be accessed from the database; these can also be searched via the library catalogue.  

SpringerLink Journals

Journals and e-books from the following fields, among others: computer technology, technical sciences, environmental protection, law, economics, and social sciences. The vast majority of publications are in English, a minority are in German and others can be read in Dutch, French and Italian.

Cambridge Core

One of the best universities in the world, you can search among the latest publications in almost every field of science, be it economics, art or political science. Only Open Access can be read in full text!


The database covers every academic subject, which mainly contains various universities and publishers content (De Gruyter, Cornell University Press.)
Only Open Access studies can be viewed!

Taylor and Francis

The database covers every academic subject, which mainly contains various universities and publishers content (De Gruyter, Cornell University Press.)
Only Open Access studies can be viewed!


The database of publisher Elsevier spanning all scientific fields contains 16 million articles from 2500 specialist journals. The site contains only scientific publications, mainly in English.

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

80 e-books from the most prestigious English and German publishers covering subjects associated with the courses run by the university. 

Directory of Open Access Journals

Open access scientific journals from all areas of science.

Directory of Open Access Books

Open access scientific books from all areas of science.

Web of Science

Database containing journal data (not full-text) for research in all topics. Articles that have been identified can be accessed in other databases or through interlibrary loans.


Specialist databases



A database which contains more than 1 million statistics, including forecasts, documentation, reports and infographics on 80,000 topics and more than 22,500 sources. In addition to raw data, you can download economic data, polls, and demographic trends in a variety of formats (e.g., XLS, PDF).


The international economics-finance database with several thousand case studies, industry reports and corporate analyses. In addition, it offers a press review spanning 30,000 daily news reports, statistics and company information on more than 500,000 corporations.


The collection includes indexes and abstracts of more than 384,000 records on the subjects of global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling, among others, and it provides open access to the full-text versions of more than 4,700 records.


Books, articles and dissertations in German and English from the field of economics.

WTO Documents 

Reports, statistics, videos, pictures and summaries from the fields of trade, globalization, logistics, environmental protection and many other topics.

IMF Documents and Publications 

International Monetary Fund summary studies, country reports and statistical data primarily on developing countries, on general economic topics.

Worldbank – Open Knowledge Repository

An extraordinarily broad database on developing countries.

CIA – The World Factbook

The World Factbook is an online publication edited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States. It contains up-to-date and detailed information, especially constantly updated statistics about the countries of the world, which can even be compared. It is recommended to use it primarily for country studies.


The statistics site of the European Union provides data on Member States, thereby ensuring comparability between individual Member States. It contains, among other subjects, macroeconomic, financial, transport and population statistics.

UNWTO eLibrary

The World Tourism Organization’s database with tourism-related specialist books and statistical data. 


Europe’s largest electronic library that combines the text, audio, visual and video archives of numerous countries. There is an overwhelming preponderance of media content in the database over textual sources.


The recognized specialist literature source for 21st century new interdisciplinary sciences with background literature on nanotechnology, gene technology, pharmaceutical research, information technology and food safety.


Bibliographical database covering nearly 700 library and information science journals, research reports and conference publications from the 1960s to today. 


One of the most comprehensive bibliographical databases in the world, used primarily for citation searches. Its content covers all areas of science.

Dissertation archive

Database of dissertations written at the university. It can be searched by author, title, department, programme and specialization. A large number of the dissertations can only be read in the library on designated computers.

Publication archive

Database of publications, articles in journals and book excerpts that can be linked to the scientific and teaching activities of the institution, available in full-text format, and linked to the MTMT database


It is possible to read and study on-site in the reading rooms, as well as at the tables and armchairs of the open-shelf space. There are four reading rooms in the library (DF 47): OBIC East-Asian Book Corner (Eastern Corner), reference collection, dictionary room and Media Room.

Dictionaries that can help in language studies are located in the dictionary room while books on the Far East (mainly in English) can be found in the Eastern Corner.

The reference collection is the reading room for reference volumes in Hungarian and foreign languages. It contains the primary specialist literature, dictionaries and language books necessary for study and research.

The Media Room has computers that we recommend mainly for accessing databases subscribed to by the library and for group study, but they can also be used for watching television and films.

There is also the opportunity to use on-site the dissertations and educational publications available in digital format that are sourced from the BORY repository. The documents of the Dissertation archive and Publications archive, which are part of BORY, can be viewed on the six computers of the reference collection designated for this purpose.

Journals and newspapers that similarly can only be read in the library are located at the lending desk. The following journals can be read in the library:

The borrowing service can only be used by those who are members of the library.  It is possible to borrow any documents held by the library except those placed under restrictions. A lecturer/staff member of a faculty may take out a maximum 100 library documents at one time, students a maximum of 10 and outside readers a maximum of three library documents. Registration of loans and returns takes place in the presence of the reader on computer by scanning the library ticket and document bar codes. A printed receipt of the current reader status is issued and this has to be signed by the reader. The original copy of the receipt is retained by the library and the copy is given to the reader.
A late fee will be charged for books which are not returned until the deadline. The cost 50 HUF / document / workday. 

What cannot be borrowed? Daily and weekly papers, journals; works marked ‘Reference collection’; certain CD-Roms.

In exceptional circumstances, reference collection documents can also be requested between library closing to opening times. A standard condition for this service is that the person making the application does not have any debts to the library. If books are not returned by the given deadline, the reader will be fined HUF 650/document/day. The fine for the first day falls due 30 minutes after the given deadline.

The duration of loans varies. ‘Normal’ books can be borrowed for 21 days, certain language books can be borrowed for 110 days. The specific loan deadline is marked in the printed receipt showing reader status.

Renewals can be made in person, by e-mail or through the online catalogue. Readers can find out about the books they have borrowed and their expiration dates on the computers in the library or on the Internet by logging in to the online catalogue with their Neptun code or library ticket or student ID number ( ).

Renewals can be made before the expiration date in person, by e-mail ( ) or through the online catalogue ( ). Renewals cannot be arranged on the telephone. A renewal will be rejected if the given book was reserved by another reader in the meantime.

N.B. Taking out a new book does not mean an automatic renewal of documents a reader already has on loan from the library.

A reservation means the reservation of a copy that can be borrowed and at the time of the request the document is available on the open-shelf. This does not automatically guarantee that the reader will have access to the required document because the reservation is only activated when the librarian sends a confirmation e-mail. Books on reserve are kept for three days.

Reservations for documents that are already borrowed by someone else, can also be arranged in person, on computer at the borrowing desk, or via the online catalogue ( ). Once the book is returned, the reader will be notified by mail or e-mail and the document is set aside for eight days.

The library operates a pre-notification e-mail service for users who request it, as part of which it sends an e-mail notification three days prior to expiration date. The library bears no responsibility for the arrival of e-mails due to the mail box being full, spam filtering or any type of technical error in the mailing systems. By signing, all readers acknowledge and agreed to obey the library rules including the deadlines. Thus, the pre-notification e-mail is just one possibility, but not the only way of keeping track of the deadlines. Please take the above into consideration.

The library makes every effort to acquire documents that are not part of the library stock (interlibrary loan). The provider library may refuse to loan the document or it may impose conditions on its use. The requested document from another library cannot be taken out of the library i.e. it can only be read on-site. Any expenses involved in interlibrary loans (for example, mailing costs, copying or printing costs) are borne by the reader putting in the request.  

If you can't find in our catalogue the book you need for your studies or research, you can request it at „I need a book!” service. After filling out the form, the librarians will contact the requester, whether we can get the book or not.

Staff and students of the faculty can independently use the multifunctional machines with the help of the print management system. These devices can output both colour and black and white prints. Pages can be ring bound.


black and white printing/photocopying: HUF 20 / A4 page, HUF 40 / A4 double page

colour printing/photocopying: HUF 100 / A4 page

scanning: free

ring binding: HUF 300 / volume

Dissertation help

Search support

Recommendations, hints, how best to search in Google and databases. To use the right keywords and search terms, click here! Do you want to use Google like a pro? Click here! Do you need the best sources without the unreliability of Google? Click here!  Searching for library books? Click here!  

There is also a presentation on searching databases if you prefer a visual approach. Click here! 

Video support 

If you would prefer to watch a short video on these, check out the following: 

Reference support 

It is mandatory to refer to and use academic literature in various assignments, projects, TDK theses, but especially in your own theses!

How do you do it? How to start? We’ve got you covered!

Our lecture video is available at the following link, please login in on the Moodle interface and register for the course to be able to watch it:

Library FAQs 2023

- How many books can I borrow?

As a student of BBS you can have 10 documents (combination of books, cassettes, CDs etc.), and in any other capacity, three. BBS lecturers can take out up to 100 documents, and visiting lecturers three.

- What is the deadline for borrowing books?

Loans can be given with four different deadlines.
1. the students of BBS can take out documents for three weeks.
2. Some language books (not textbooks) can be borrowed for one semester, that is, 110 days, in order to be able to learn the material at a steady pace.
3. So-called outside readers can borrow books for two weeks.
4. Those readers who have no outstanding library debts have the opportunity of taking out certain reference collection books for one night, that is, the deadline is one day.

- How many times can a book be renewed?

It is possible to renew a book up to five times. The librarian may not make further extensions after this. If you have renewed a book for the maximum number of times but you still need it, then you have to return it and if there is no reservation on it you can immediately take it out again – after which you have another five renewals. One thing is well worth paying attention to in order to maximize the loan period: when renewing the book, the next loan period starts from the date you renew the book and not the expiry date. So, if your book expires on 15th of June but you ask for an extension on 1st of June, then the next three-week loan deadline will be 22nd of June (and not 6th of July, which would be logical) because the three weeks starts from the date of renewal.

- Why can’t I renew the loan deadline by phone?

We like to have a written proof that can be followed back for various safety reasons. If you come to the library to renew the book in person, then you have to sign the loan receipt where you can immediately check the fact of the renewal. Therefore, there is no room for uncertainty on the part of the librarian or the reader.

- Will I receive notification that the borrowed books are overdue?

Yes. If you request this or you set it up in your reader status and give us your e-mail address, then three days before the expiration date you will receive an e-mail from us indicating which book you have to return and when. Despite this, everybody bears personal responsibility for complying with the deadline for books they have borrowed as set down in the regulation on use of the library and as you acknowledged when you signed during registration.

- What are the fines for overdue books?

HUF 50/day/document for ‘normal’ books, while for documents from the reference collection taken out for the night the fine is HUF 650/day/document.

- Why do I have to sign that white paper slip after borrowing/renewing a book?

This receipt proves in writing which book you have borrowed and when. It has all the information about when your library ticket expires, which books you have taken out and their expiration dates, and it is proof for us that you were here and what you borrowed. By signing, you verify that you acknowledge all this information, that is why you should always read what you sign.

- I lost my loan slip. Can I find out how many books I have taken out from the library and what their expiry dates are?

Yes, you can do this via the library online catalogue. Go to and fill out the ‘reader status’ menu and you’ll immediately gain access to your data.

- I lent a book I had borrowed to my girlfriend / friend / acquaintance and now the librarians are asking me to return it. What should I do?

We hope that you have learned from your mistake and please don’t do this again. Since you took out the book, we will ask you to bring it back because you verified your collection of the book by signing the loan slip. Who you then passed the book on to is solely your responsibility and it is your job to find and return it to the library.

- What is a reservation and what can it be used for?

You can use a reservation when there is a book you must use in your studies, or simply you wish to read it, but somebody else has taken it. When making a reservation, you reserve the book so when its loan deadline expires the current holder cannot renew it, he/she has to return it. Naturally, not everybody keeps to the loan deadline so there is no guarantee that your reservation will be met, but you have a better chance to access, for example, compulsory reading than if you had just waited for a copy to become free.

- Is there a way to reserve books that no one has borrowed and are still on the open-shelf?

Yes, you can. All you have to do is register in the catalogue at and if there is a copy of the book you want can be borrowed, then you can put a reservation on it. Clicking the Reserve button does not automatically mean that the book will be yours. You will have to wait for the library to send you a confirmation e-mail to your inbox.

- I need a book but I don’t have time to collect it from the library. Can I send my boyfriend/girlfriend instead of me if I give them my own library ticket?

No. When registering, the library signs a contract with you and not with your friend. We cannot know whether the holder of the library ticket lent his/her ticket or whether somebody is cheating the system. That’s why this practice is frowned upon.

- What should I do if I lose/damage a book I borrowed?

If it is available in a store or second hand bookshop, then you must buy a copy identical to the one you lost (same edition preferably). This is the simplest method of replacement. If it is not available, then you have to pay the purchase price. 

- What should I do if I bring a book back but the library is closed?

There is a wooden crate next to the the entrance of the library where you can drop off the documents you are returning. We check the book-drop every morning before opening the library. If these books are overdue, we will remember it, however, the overdue fee will stop counting the moment you’ve dropped the books off. Next time you are in the library, you will have to settle the fine.

- I would like to know whether a particular book is available in this library. Do I have to come into the library and ask for the librarian’s help in person?

No. As a modern library, all details of our collection are available on the Internet. By clicking on you can search by keywords in our catalogue where you can find any information about the books (author, title, publisher, subject, number of pages).

- It frequently happens that there are not enough copies. Why can’t you have as many copies as there are people studying the subject?

Although the library’s primary purpose is to assist teaching/learning, this does not mean that the library should keep 300 copies of every book. Our resources are limited (mostly money and space).

- I cannot find my way around the shelves. In what order are these books in?

Our books are selected and arranged on the shelves by language. Within the languages, we organize by subject, which we indicate with numbers. You can read more about these below. Aside from the call numbers, we stick colour codes on the spines of books in order to make identification even easier.

- What does 339 E 96 written on the spine of a book mean?

This is the so-called call number, the form of which is used by most libraries in Hungary. We process our books on the basis of the subject words (for example: economic policy, marketing) and a library system, UDC (in Hungarian, ETO), in order to make it easy to carry out searches. The content of each book is signified by UDC numbers. The longer the UDC call number, the more specific content the book contains. When looking for the place for the book we take into account the first three characters of the UDC call number. This will be 339. This means that books of a similar topic are placed next to each other. However, since we have thousands of books, an order had to be established within the numbers. In the late 19th century, American librarian Charles Cutter worked out a system of classifying books within a given topic by author or (lacking an author) title in alphabetical order. However, this still would not have resulted in a perfect order so every letter is linked to a number as well, depending on what letters come after the initial letter. This is how we get E 96, indicating titles falling into the letter range Et-Eü (according to this logic, for example, E18 belongs to the Edv-Ef range). Thus if one is searching for a book on psychology authored by Tóth, you’ll find it around 150 T 75.

- Why can’t I borrow newspapers and journals?

It is easier to replace a book than a journal. Books have been circulating in second hand bookshops for centuries while only a few journals are available. The average newspaper goes to the dump in one or two months’ time, and there are no reprints. So we don’t loan out newspapers and journals in order to protect them.

- I’m looking for articles in a foreign language. Where will I find them?

We have databases that you can use to search for articles mainly in English but also even in Croatian or Chinese. To use them you have to come into the library, where a librarian will help teach you how to operate them. ProQuest Central is a package in which you can access the latest articles on everything from medical science through mathematics to marketing. Aside from this we have many other databases for example: Academic Search Complete, Emeral and SpringerLing Journals; details of these along with a brief description can be found on the library website.

How can I access the databases from home? Do I write in their title in Google and start searching?

We strongly recommend you launch searches in databases from here, the library website, because the majority have special URL addresses (you’ll only get a general description under their public name). Annually we can pay as much as several hundred thousand forints for each database. Since we are not a charitable organization, we don’t give the general public access to such expensive resources. On the other hand, we get these databases on an IP domain so even if we wanted to, we couldn’t make them available directly at home either. You can apply for access to the databases through a VPN service provider. The following provides a detailed description of what you need to do »

- What can I do if I can’t find a book in this library?

To begin with, we recommend you check the libraries of the other two faculties. If this doesn’t help then the University Library of Corvinus University Budapest has a similar variety of collection. Other good places to look are the Library of the University of Technology and Economics, the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library or the National Széchényi Library (although one cannot borrow from the latter). If you are still empty handed, ask one of our librarians for ideas!

- Why are there two desks and why only one of them manages the loans?

The Reference desk and the Borrowing desk are for different purposes. The reference librarian is ready to help if you cannot find a book, get lost in your search or you have any other question concerning the library or your research / thesis. The librarians at the borrowing desk arrange book loans: he/she lends and takes back books, manages the reservations and registers users. This is the most used part of the library and there is always a queue so please don’t ask your refernce questions at this desk.

- How should I address the librarians?

That’s completely up to you. It is only polite to say hello to librarians and through this you already indicate how you would like to communicate in the future (however, it is not necessary to shout out a big ‘hi there! /szia!/’ to a 50-year-old colleague). The majority of librarians are young which is why we prefer using informal language, but if this doesn’t feel right, then naturally we respect that. 

- Can the Internet only be used on the 14 computers in the back?

No. There are computers in the Eastern Corner as well, and when there are no classes in the Media Room, those computers also have internet access.

- Are only university students allowed to use the computers?

Yes, only university students and staff members are permitted to use the computer system, including the internet (and databases) and to print. For non university students, the librarians will help with printing, copying and scanning.

- Why do I have to leave my coat, bag, folders in the cloakroom?

It’s not a have-to, but it is strongly recommended.
On one hand, space is limited. You wouldn’t be able to put your stuff anywhere and we don’t want to have a situation where somebody couldn’t sit down to study because someone else is taking up a seat with his/her baggage. On the other hand, for some a bag or a coat might represent temptation: here is the bag, there is the book, why don’t I try to smuggle it out of the library? We don’t want this to happen, nor does the other readers who might want to use the same book as well.
Furthermore, your coat and bags can be stolen, too, so please keep an eye on your possessions because the library is not responsible for them.

- Can I eat or drink in the library?

Please don’t do it. If you need a small bottle of water and / or a little chocolate during studying, that’s fine. However, if you come in with a cup of coffee or a bowl of strong smelling warm food, then we recommend to use the dining room. It can be found right at the entrance of the library. There’s a place to sit down, warm up your food and use utensils or even to make a coffee or tea. Please clean up and wash up after yourself. 


  • Lightning-librarian
    A memory game, in which you’ll have to help an old looking but surprisingly swift librarian lady, in order to help patrons find the correct books. But look out! The patrons don’t have much patience! You can control the game with the mouse cursor. This game runs perfectly in every browser.

  • The librarian
    Skill based game, in which you’ll have to help the librarian lady to bring the books to the shelves without making any of them fall off.

Staff members

Head of the Library

Library Manager
  • Office: 1165 Budapest, Diósy Lajos utca 22-24.
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  • Phone: +36 1 467-7913
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Regulations, information