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Main Library Tickets


  Egyptians Non-Egyptians
Adults EGP 5 EGP 70
School Students EGP 1 EGP 10
University Students EGP 3 EGP 10
Senior Citizens (Age 60+) EGP 3 EGP 10
Special Needs & Taha Hussein Library Free Free


Note: Main Library tickets include guided tours, Culturama shows, Sadat Museum and access to permanent and temporary exhibitions.


Antiquities Museum


  Egyptians Non-Egyptians
Adults EGP 5 EGP 50
School Students EGP 5 EGP 25
University Students EGP 5 EGP 25
Senior Citizens Age (60+) EGP 5 EGP 25
Special Needs Free Free


Photography Tickets at the Antiquities Museum

  Egyptians Non-Egyptians
Mobile Phtography Free Free
Professional Camera - Pictures EGP 50 EGP 250
Professional Camera - Videos EGP 150 EGP 400


Manuscripts Museum


  Egyptians Non-Egyptians
Adults EGP 5 EGP 30
School Students EGP 5 EGP 10
University Students EGP 5 EGP 10
Senior Citizens Age (60+) EGP 5 EGP 10
Special Needs Free Free


History of Science Museum (closed for maintenance)


Planetarium Science Center

An exclusive ticket for Planetarium shows, the Science Museum and ALEXploratorium can be purchased at the Planetarium entrance. Please check the Planetarium Shows Schedule and fees here.


General Guidelines:

  • Entry to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is not permitted to children under 4 years old.
  • Access to the Main Reading Area is restricted to visitors aged 16 and above. Young people aged 4 to16 years are only allowed to enter as part of a guided tour.
  • The Children’s Library (6–11 years) and the Young People’s Library (12–16 years) are open to the public all year round, but are accessible by members only during summer and mid-year vacations. During those periods, ticket holders may be introduced to the services provided by the two Libraries through a brief guided tour offered at different hours throughout the day.
  • Handbags and laptop bags are allowed inside the Main Building.
  • Clothes, food and beverages are not allowed inside the Library.
  • Personal books are not allowed unless they are stamped from the Internal Security Department.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the Library.
  • Photography is allowed everywhere inside the Library, except within a number of specified Exhibitions and Museums, such as The World of Shadi Abdel Salam Exhibition, Selected Artworks of Adam Henein, Seif and Adham Wanly: Motion and Art, Selected Artworks of Hassan Soliman and Impressions of Alexandria: The Awad’s Collection.
  • Mobiles are to be turned off or switched to silent mode. Violators will be subject to a fine of EGP 10.

Guidelines for Visitors:

  • Visitors should have the Main Library admission ticket to attend a guided tour, a Culturama Show, the Permanent Exhibitions and the Sadat Museum.
  • Guided tours and Culturama reservations are done through the Visits Front Office Desk. The guided tour takes around 30 minutes.
  • Please consider coming early as joining guided tours is on first come first served basis.
  • Tickets for the Antiquities and the Manuscripts Museums are both purchased from the Ticket Office in front of the Antiquities Museum.
  • Admission to the Planetarium Science Center requires a separate ticket (available for purchase at the PSC entrance).

Note: The free tour path on the Exhibitions and Museums B1 level is a one-way only, it starts with the Antiquities Museum and ends with the Sadat Museum. The exit is from the Planetarium gate. Those who want to go back can re-enter from the Library's Main Entrance. 


Guidelines for Schools:

  • Prior reservation for guided tours is a must (in-person, phone or e-mail).
  • Prior reservation for the Culturama shows is a must.
  • Library admission ticket is required.
  • The tour lasts nearly 45 minutes.
  • Schools have to adhere to the pre-booked number of students and supervisors.
  • Visitors must keep the reservation number they receive at the Front Office Desk.

For further inquiries please contact the Visits Front Office Desk:

Tel.: +(203) 4839999; Ext.: 1573 and 1574




Visits to the Children and Young People's Libraries require a separate reservation.

For reservations, please contact

Tel.: +(203) 4839999; Ext.: 1628, 1633

The Library ticket does not include admission to the Planetarium Science Center and Museums.

For Planetarium reservations, please contact

Tel.: +(203) 4839999; Ext.: 2350