Architects: Péter Mátrai, György Major, IPARTERV 1985, 1989-1993
Interior architects: Imre Batta, Péter Mátrai, INTERDESIGN
General design: IPARTERV (Budapest)
Structural design: Tibor Steinhausz
Building engineering design: Tamás Déri
Electrics: István Szakál
– Library technology: Mária Ramháb, István Papp, László Urbán
– Lighting: Dr. Gábor Debreczeni
– Fire protection: Dr Tamás Bánky
Contractor: BÁCSÉPSZER Rt. (Kecskemét)
Investment management: BÁCSBER Kft (Kecskemét)
Computer network: Lias Kft.
Fire and property protection: Autronika Kft.
Office furniture: FARAM
Custom furniture: BÁCSÉPSZER Rt.
Compact library storage: Mezőgépipar Kft.
Useful floor area: 6006,45 m2 (6370,23 m2 with attic)
Gross floor area: 7240,61 m2 (7853,65 m2 with attic)
Planned number of volumes: 500,000
Planned capacity: 1000 persons/day, maximum 400 persons at any one time
Planned investment costs: HUF 850 million.
Final investment costs: HUF 946 million.
Start of construction: 11 December 1993
Handover of the building: 16 August 1996
The architects of the building, Péter Mátrai, György Major and Imre Batta, were awarded the Pro Architectura Prize – Ministerial Certificate of Recognition in 1997 for their work in preserving, protecting and promoting the architectural values of the building.
The building of the Katona József Library of Bács-Kiskun County is considered as a local cultural value, according to the decision of the Kecskemét Municipal Cultural Value Committee (16/03/2015).
The building of the Katona József Library of Bács-Kiskun County was placed under local protection on the basis of the Decree of the General Assembly of the Municipality of Kecskemét City with County Rights 20/2020 (IX.17.).