Using the archive

Opening Hours

Reduced opening hours with pre-registration due to Covid 19
Monday 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm

  1. Visiting the reading room is only possible with a "Green Pass" (i.e. 3G-proof - short for German “geimpft, getestet, genesen – vaccinated, tested, recovered”) and upon pre-registration via e-mail! Please send an e-mail to:
  2. When entering the reading room, readers have to disinfect their hands (disinfectants were provided) and have to wear a face mask, a FFP2-mask is recommended.
  3. The number of users present at the same time is limited to five.
  4. A face mask must be worn when coming in/going out/walking around.
  5. The face mask can be removed at the workplace!
  6. 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.