Using the archive


Opening Hours

Opening Hours Eastern 2021

Due to the tightening of Covid measures, the reading room will remain closed from April 1st 2021 to April 0th 2021. From April 12th the following opening hours are valid for university members and members of other educational institutions:



Reduced opening hours with pre-registration due to Covid 19
Monday closed
Tuesday 9:00am - 13:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 13:00pm
Thursday 09:00am - 13:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm

  1. Visiting the reading room is only possible for university members and members of other educational institutions upon pre-registration via e-mail! Please send an e-mail to: archiv@univie.ac.at
  2. When entering the reading room, readers have to disinfect their hands (disinfectants were provided) and have to wear a FFP2-mask.
  3. The number of users present at the same time is limited to two.
  4. The FFP2-mask must not be removed at the workplace either!
  5. Masks were not provided and must therefore be brought by yourself!

Archival holdings are generally available for research purposes after the statutory protection period of 30 years has expired (article 8, para. 1 of the Bundesarchivgesetz (federal archives act)), in accordance with the relevant data protection and privacy regulations.

Before you can use the Archive, you have to complete a user form and present a photo ID (on your first visit). We recommend consulting the Archive Management before you start your research at the Archive.

We kindly ask you to place any orders for items from the Archive as soon as possible. You can view the items on the following day at the earliest (or by appointment). You can also make photocopies or scans for a fee, unless there are reservations for conservational reasons.

Upon written enquiry and as far as our personnel resources allow it, we search the Archive on behalf of interested persons from outside the University.


Reading Room Opening Hours during the semester
Monday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm