This database records literature on objects in the collection, primarily on manuscripts, but also on incunabula, autographs, estates, court library files and some prints. The data offered here is updated regularly.
Please select the type of shelfmark first and complete the shelfmark in the second input field. The option "without truncation" is used to find the exact matching search term. The option "with truncation" is used to find entries for multi-volume works such as Cod. 2759-2764 (enter "Cod. 2759") or - in the case of non-European manuscripts - to search for any sub shelfmarks (e.g. Cod. Mixt. 814/V).

Court Library filesAkt. HB
Western manuscriptsCod.
New aquisitions from 1870 onwards Cod. Ser. n. 
Armenian manuscriptsCod. Armen.
Ethiopian manuscriptsCod. Aethiop.
Chinese manuscriptsCim. Sin.
Georgian manuscriptsCod. Georg.
Greek manuscriptsCod. Jur. gr.
 Cod. Hist. gr.
 Cod. Phil. gr.
 Cod. Suppl. gr.
 Cod. Theol. gr.
Manuscript fragmentsFragm.
Hebrew manuscriptsCod. Hebr.
Indian manuscriptsCod. Ind.
 Cod. Sanskr.
Japanese manuscriptsCim. Jap.
Coptic manuscriptsCod. Copt.
Manuscripts and albumsCod. Min.
Mexican manuscriptsCod. Mexic.
Mongolian manuscriptsCod. Mongol.
Oriental manuscriptsCod. A. F.
 Cod. N. F.
 Cod. Mixt.
 Cod. H. O. 
 Cod. Gl. 
Slavic manuscriptsCod. Slav.
Syrian manuscriptsCod. Syr.


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.