MEK visitors up 30% to 15 mln last year

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Visitor numbers to the Hungarian Electronic Library (MEK), a digital collection of more than 21,000 volumes, rose 30% to more than 15 million last year, the National Széchenyi Library, which operates the online platform, said, according to profitline.hu.

The national library said visitor numbers climbed as much as 70-80% during the first wave of the pandemic in the spring.

Daily visitor numbers to MEK now stand at more than 60,000, it added.

Among MEK's most popular downloads are works by the Hungarian authors Kálmán Mikszáth, Sándor Petőfi, Gyula Krúdy and Jenő Rejtő.

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