Using the archive

Opening Hours

Summer opening hours 2024 - only by Pre-registration via e-mail

Summer opening hours 2024 - July 1st - August 30th 2024:
Monday Reading Room closed
Tuesday 9:00 - 12:30
Wednesday 9:00 - 12:30
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 9:00 - 12:00

Opening hours
Monday 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm

Before visiting the reading room, please make an appointment by e-mail ( or telephone (+43-1-4277-17201).

ATTENTION: A place reservation is bound to the use of the holdings of the University Archives (archival materials and/or books). Due to limited space, we are not able to provide learning places and ask you to contact the Department Libraries of the Vienna University Library.

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.