Ordering archive documents

The principle of reference services


Upon expiration of the term of protection, documents can be ordered to be read in the reading room by filling in the order forms displayed in the room for finding aids. It is not possible to borrow these documents and take them back home; the archive documents are unique examples and often cultural goods of major importance.


There are duplicates available of archive documents often used (copied volumes or microfilms). They are openly accessible in the reading room in the form of a microfiche or in the reference library (duplicates).

Distribution of archive documents

Orders from the store to the reading room are handled between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm, and delivered at full and at half hours, with the exception of noon and 12.30 pm.

On Saturdays, documents are distributed between 8.00 am and 11.00 am.