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The NRW Archive Portal and its Resources

“Archives in North Rhine Westphalia” is a portal that provides access to the vast archive landscape in this federal state, covering all archive areas and institutions:

  • Over 475 facilities
  • Over 6,500 retrievable resources
  • Over 3 million searchable items
  • Over 200.000 digital copies of archived material

Search via the Archive Portal

  • Fast access to archives via a map, covering all areas, and also to information via functions and material available on the portal.
  • Detailed information from a large number of archives on their material:
    • Reference catalogues: information on archived material
    •  A small part of the material is available in digital form.
  • Access to archived material via a keyword search covering all areas of the archives
  • Systematic overview of the structures of selected archives, using a search navigator
  • The majority of archives can be viewed on site in the Reading Rooms.


Rom e.V. Archiv und Dokumentationszentrum // Information on opening hours during the Corona pandemic

Rom e.V. Archive and Documentation Centre


We will be there for you again from 01.07.2020.

We have established a few rules to prevent infection.

What you should consider before:

In order to keep possible chains of infection traceable, we have to keep your personal data
(name, address, contact details).

Please make an appointment at


  •     Thank you for waiting at the gate until you are picked up.
  •     Only one visitor is allowed to use the rooms at a time.
  •     Thank you for disinfecting your hands when entering and leaving the Archive and Documentation Centre.
  •     Thank you for taking care to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from other people.

Thank you for wearing a mask when...

...the minimum distance cannot be maintained, leave the reading room

and/or are requested to do so by the staff.


Stay healthy!    

Your RomBuK Team