Using the archive


Opening Hours

Opening hours with pre-registration
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 by Pre-registration via e-mail! Please send an e-mail to: archiv@univie.ac.at
    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.
  2. It is strongly recommended to wear an FFP2 mask while visiting the reading room - also at the reading workplace - and to disinfect the hands when entering the reading room.
  3. 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.