Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library
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Fővárosi Szabó Ervin Könyvtár (literally Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library) is the largest library network in Budapest, Hungary.
The Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library's main branch is housed in the 19th-century neo-baroque Wenckheim Palace.
The municipal library needed more space as its collection grew, so it expanded to a network of additional buildings while restoring the palace as a national monument. The library is now 13,000 m² and houses Budapest's largest public collection of books with a capacity for 1,100,000 volumes.
In 2003, the International Real Estate Federation awarded the Prix d’Excellence to its central building.
- ^ Prix d' Excellence Previous Winners Archived 2015-10-02 at the Wayback Machine, FIABCI
Coordinates: 47°29′21.76″N 19°3′53.28″E / 47.4893778°N 19.0648000°E