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.airucjs@ofni-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).

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 2024 (Dates are inclusive)

The archive will reopen on the 8th of Jannuary and it will be closed  on the following days:

  • From Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 February (Meeting of SJ European Archivists)
  • From Monday 25 March to Monday 1 April (Holy Easter)
  • Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April (Liberation Day)
  • Wednesday 1 May (International Workers’ Day)
  • From Monday 15 July to Friday 13 September (summer closing)
  • Friday 1 November (All Saints)
  • From Monday 23 December to Monday 6 Jannuary 2025 (Holy Chrismas)

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


Postal address:
Borgo S. Spirito 4
00193 Rome

 Borgo S. Spirito 8
 Email: gro.a1721933248irucj1721933248s@ges1721933248-isra1721933248

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