DEPARTMENTS

Darstellung eines gemalten Tigers

Picture Archives and Graphics Department

With more than 3 million objects the largest picture documentation center in Austria
Zwei Ritter aus dem Ambraser Heldenbuch

Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books

One of the world's most important holdings of manuscripts and old prints

Map Department

One of the most important institutions of its kind
Text von Ingeborg Bachmann

Literary Archive

An important place in between science and literary life
Verschnörkelter Schriftzug

Department of Music

Austria's largest archive of music
Darstellung aus dem Ägyptischen Totenbuch

Department of Papyri

One of the richest and most important collections of ancient documents in the world
Ein orange-graues Poster mit dem Schriftzug Espsperanto

Department of Planned Languages

The world's largest specialist library for interlinguistics
Schwarz/Weiss-Foto eines volkstanzenden Trachtenpaaresaares

Archives of the Austrian Folk Song Institute

To preserve and disseminate the intangible cultural heritage

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Alert
Reading rooms at Heldenplatz and Papyrus Museum

Due to filming, the reading rooms at Heldenplatz and the Papyrus Museum will be closed from Friday, March 1, from 3 p.m. until Saturday, March 2, at 3 p.m. Thank you for your understanding.

State Hall and Augustinian Reading Room

Due to filming, the State Hall will be closed from February 27 until March 12, 2024. 
The current special exhibition "IMAGE POWER POLITICS. Yoichi Okamoto. Post-war photography icon" can be seen until Sunday, February 25.

The Augustinian Reading Room will be closed from February 27 until March 8, 2024. During this time, no books can be provided from the collection in the State Hall. As a substitute, the Reading Room of the Collection of Manuscripts and Old Prints (Josefsplatz 1 in the left wing of the building, Manuscripts Staircase 2nd floor) will be available during regular opening hours.
Thank you for your understanding.