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The Austrian National Library has a rich and diverse collection of prints in Arabic script. It owns works in several languages ​​(mainly Arabic, Turkish and Persian) printed in Asia, North Africa and Europe. With the cataloging of the printed works in the court library from the middle of the 19th century, this collection was also cataloged according to the rules of the time. No matter how carefully the librarians of the time worked, a lot has changed since then. Today, transliteration is carried out according to the rules that are binding for the German-speaking area (DIN standard 31635 according to the regulations of the German Oriental Society), modern research facilities make it easier to identify works and improve and enrich data. As a result, the catalogs of these prints can now be successively optimized.

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 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.