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Using the University Archives

You already found exciting archival materials in our finding aids?

Then simply order them, stating the signature (e.g. Best. 45 Nr. 17) via email and we will provide you with the files on the desired date.

You are unsure whether we have information on your topic or you haven’t found any references in our finding aids? Please get in touch. We are happy to assist you with further research.

The archive’s workstation can be used Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. in the Georg Forster Building Library. You can reserve the workplace via email at The ordered archival materials are lent out and returned at the information desk in the Georg Forster Building Library.

Before using the services for the first time, we ask you to fill out an application for use.

Further information on the use of our archive holdings can be found in the Federal State Archives Act and in the University Archives’ Terms of Use.