TO READ CAREFULLY: SPECIAL MEASURES COVID-19 FOR READING ROOM VISITS
Our reading rooms reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2021 and can be freely accessed upon appointment and under strit observance of the safety measures in force.
Reservation of workspace in the reading room must be made by e-mail to the State Archives in question at least 2 workdays before the visit. You can find the contact details of our repositories here. (CegeSoma : firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please consult the special preventive measures against Coronavirus/COVID-19 to best prepare your visit.
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A visit to our reading room enables you to consult and copy archives, books and documents from the Cegesoma-collections, under certain conditions (see our reading room regulation (under revision) - tariffs). We do not lend out pieces from our collection. Registration is mandatory but free of charge.
Opening days and hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9am. at 4.30 pm without interruption.
Closures planned for the reading room in 2021 :
Thursday, May 13: Ascension Day - Friday, May 14: no service - Wednesday, July 21th: National Holyday - Tuesday, November 2st: All Souls Day - Thursday, November 11th: Armistice Day - From Thursday 28 December 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021: Christmas - New Year.
To Consult our Collection:
Maximum number of documents that can be reserved: 20 'units'.
Duration of this reservation in the reading room : 2 weeks (see point 9 of the Reading Room Regulation) (regulation under revision).
Collection location and availability:
o Square de l’Aviation/Luchtvaartsquare Depot: Books, theses, manuscripts and most of our archives. Requests can be made daily at 9.30, 10.15, 11.15, 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30.
o Belgrade depot: Periodicals, press clippings, audio-visual archives, and some archives. Weekly requests : online reservation required before Monday 8am. The documents are available in the reading room of Aviation Square as of Tuesday 9:00 am (except when you receive an e-mail from us telling you otherwise).
In the reading room, you will also find a space dedicated to our digital collections.
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