2022: Restoration of the State Hall

2022: Restoration of the State Hall

The unique library hall with over 200,000 historical books is one of the most beautiful in the world and underwent extensive conservation and restoration measures from 1 June to 31 December 2022.

Gilding as well as components made of stucco, marble, stone, metal and last but not least the historic bookcases made of walnut were conserved and restored in elaborate steps for six months.

Reading rooms at Heldenplatz and Papyrus Museum

Due to filming, the reading rooms at Heldenplatz and the Papyrus Museum will be closed fon Saturday, March 2. 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.