No access to documents later than 9 October 1958 (the death of Pope Pius XII).

  • Each year at the first visit to ARSI, the researcher must register and provide a proof of identity, and a letter of recommendation

  • Those using manuscript material must have the competence to read the documents provided. Staff will provide only limited assistance

  • The use of pens is prohibited
  • Fooddrinks and sharp instruments are prohibited in the reading room


The Archive is open Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM

Initially the capacity will be limited to 10 scholars upon reservation.

To reserve a place, please email: gro.airucj[email protected]i-isra. Please indicate in the email the dates in which you would like to have access to the Archive and attach a detailed description of the research project (especially if it is a first visit to the Archive).

Please note that the access to the ARSI will be permitted only wearing a mask.

The reservation will be considered valid only after having received confirmation from ARSI by email. In view of the large number of requests, you are kindly asked to make a reservation only for those days in which your presence in ARSI is guaranteed.

Yearly Schedule 2022-2023 (Dates are inclusive)

The archive will be closed on the following days:

  • Wednesday 15 March (work meeting)
  • From Monday 3 April to Monday 10 April 2023 (Holy Easter)
  • Tuesday 25 April 2023 (Liberation Day)
  • Monday 1 May 2023 (International Workers’ Day)
  • Friday 2 June 2023 (Republic Day)
  • Thursday 29 June 2023 (Saints Peter and Paul)
  • From Friday 28 July to Friday 15 September 2023 (summer closing)

Any change in the daily schedule will be immediately communicated to readers.


Postal address:
Borgo S. Spirito 4
00193 Rome

 Borgo S. Spirito 8

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