Between 1 January 2018 and the end of 2022 [Update], extensive fire safety alterations will be required at Bibliotheca Albertina. The areas affected include not just stockrooms and internal rooms but also the stairwell and above all reading rooms and Open Access Area.
To allow building work to proceed, almost the whole collection in the Open Access Area will at some point have to be temporarily relocated elsewhere in the building. Although this will be a time-consuming business, at least the collections can still be used. Closing individual areas will make certain carrels and desks temporarily unavailable, but we will compensate für this by opening Bibliotheca Albertina on Sundays.
We apologize for any inconvenience and will of course try to minimize the impact. As work moves to individual areas, full details of changes will be posted on our website in good time. Please also see our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us – we'll be happy to help!