Requesting Archival Material

The National Archives has now established new routines regarding requests of archival material. The materials are requested electronically via, and  retrieved from the repositories at specific times, 08:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 noon and 02:00 PM.

If you show up in person, our staff will help you locate the relevant archival items in our catalogs and give you instructions on how to complete request forms. 

If you are ordering material by other means than by submitting your request in person, it is a precondition that you know exactly which archival items you wish to use. In that case, the reading room staff will complete your request form for you, and they are dependent on receiving information that is precise enough to identify and locate the material. If the circulation desk is very busy, direct requests from visitors are given first priority. The National Archives and the regional state archives have different request deadlines.