Using the archive

Opening Hours

Reduced opening hours exclusively for members of the University of Vienna (staff, students, lecturers) due to Covid 19
Monday 12:30pm - 15:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Thursday 13:00pm - 18:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm

  1. Visiting the reading room is only possible for members of the University of Vienna (staff, students, teachers) upon prior 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 FFP2-mask.
  3. The number of users present at the same time is limited so that the distance rules can be observed.
  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 responsible librarian or the head of the Archive 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