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Official printed archives

Alongside the remaining holdings, the Federal Archives also has official printed archives, which are published by German authorities, organisations and agencies.

The holdings of the library in the Federal Archives include official printed archives from

Research options

Advices for reference

Official printed archives kept in libraries at all offices (Bayreuth, Berlin-Lichterfelde, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Freiburg, Koblenz, Ludwigsburg, Rastatt) are reference stock. They may only be used in the Federal Archives, there is no lending desk. The regulations governing the use of the reference service are contained in the Federal Archives Act, the Federal Archives access regulations, the Federal Archives cost regulations and the reading room regulations of the Federal Archives.

Reference locations

Several places provide a reference service for the Federal Archives: