Ordering and consulting

In principle, the fonds of the Federal Archives are open to the public. Most services are available online, but analogue documents can only be consulted free of charge in the reading rooms. Separate provisions apply to the administration.

It is possible to search virtually all fonds of the Federal Archives and order documents online via Swiss Archives. Full information on the ordering process can be found under ordering documents.

The conditions of use apply to documents from the Federal Archives generally. If the documents concerned are still subject to a closure period, it is not possible to order them directly. In such cases, a request to consult records is required.

Special ordering conditions apply to the administration.

Reproductions

As a rule, analogue documents from the Federal Archives can only be consulted in the reading rooms. However, digital reproductions of most dossiers can be ordered directly online, subject to a fee. It is therefore no longer absolutely necessary to visit the Federal Archives in person.

Last modification 25.07.2017

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