Requests and Archives Use

Ordering Materials

Orders for archival materials in the reading rooms at Robert-Koch-Platz and Pariser Platz must be placed by 3 pm on the previous opening day. Library media at the Pariser Platz will be retrieved at 10 am and 1 pm. Books ordered after 1 pm, unless they are held in an external storage, will be available on the next opening day.

Use of Reading Rooms

When you visit an Archives Reading Room for the first time, you will be asked to present some form of photo identification, such as a government-issued photo ID or passport, or an equivalent.

The lockers are coin operated and require a one-euro coin to enable locking. The coin is automatically returned after use.

You are only allowed to take pencils into the Reading Rooms to take your own notes. Our archival documents and books must be treated with respect. Do not place writing materials or other objects on them, lean on them or use them as a desk pad for writing on. Do not deface the materials, for example, by markings, underlinings or the use of sticky notes.

Only touch the photographs, negatives and microfiches when wearing protective gloves. Archival materials, library documents and finding aids are to be treated with due care and kept in the sequence as received.

Mobile phones are not allowed either in the Audio Rooms or Reading Rooms; photography and filming in these Rooms is forbidden.
Food and drink are not allowed in the Reading Rooms or Audio Rooms.