1992: Book Storage Depot, Aurum, General Refurbishment Heldenplatz

The next important step was taken in 1992 when the book storage depot opened underneath the Burggarten terrace. The library thus not only gained modern storage areas on four underground levels, but an additional user area for new media and large formats on the top floor.

In 1999 the Aurum opened as a generously spaced entrance hall and event lounge on the ground floor, underneath the State Hall. The Papyrus Museum was moved to the Neue Burg.

During the complete refurbishment and modernisation of the user area on Heldenplatz in 2004, the Main Reading Room and the Magazines Reading Room were completely rebuilt and furnished with a glass lift and barrier-free access ways. Moreover, a comfortable reading lounge was installed in the Pillar Hall, as it had finally been possible to remove the card catalogues thanks to the introduction of electronic catalogues.

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.