Here you can find the answers to frequently asked questions:

Some books of the Department of Papyri can not be ordered online due to their conditions of preserve or other reasons. You can order and read all these books directly in the reading room of the Department of Papyri.

For more information about the waiting time see the list of site keys.

Some books in the Department of Papyri can only be consulted in the collection's special reading room. These books will be handed out to you in the collection's reading room. In this regard, please note the shorter opening hours of the collection.

Your day ticket or annual membership card is only valid in the reading room of the Department of Papyri. To visit the Papyrus Museum you need a separate entrance ticket. You can purchase it directly at the service desk Heldenplatz or conveniently in our ticket shop.

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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.