Ordering archival materials

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Ordering archival materials

You can order archival materials using the online orders counter in the archive catalogue or by using the ordering forms in the reading room. Some of our holdings are stored in the external stockroom on Hallerstrasse. Please note that you may have to wait a little longer for archival materials that have been ordered from the external stockroom.

It is not possible to borrow archival materials from the State Archive.
You can search the online inventory for archival materials that you require and then order them for consultation in the reading room. To use the online ordering function, you must first open a user account.

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Use the research portal «swisscovery Bern special libraries» to search our library holdings. It is not possible to reserve library materials. Please order them when you visit the reading room.

Ordering times

Archival materials held at Falkenplatz (Main building)

Archival materials held at Falkenplatz (Main building)
Weekdays Times
Tuesday - Thursday 08.15, 09.00, 10.00, 11.00, 13.15, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00
Friday 08.15, 09.00, 10.00, 11.00, 13.15, 14.00, 15.00

Archival materials held at the external stockroom

Archival materials held at the external stockroom
Weekdays Times
Tuesday - Friday 09.00, 13.15

You will find a detailed list of the materials held at the external stockroom here:
Übersicht der Bestände im Aussendepot.

You can pre-order archival materials via online inventory, independent of time and place.

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