The ARSI in Rome


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Daily Schedule


The Archive is open Mon-Fri

Initially the capacity will be limited to 8 scholars upon reservation.

To reserve a place, please email: Please note that the access to the ARSI will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green Pass COVID-19 Certificate or equivalent certificate, attesting to vaccination or recovery from SARS-CoV-2 and with Ffp2 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 Dates when Archive is closed in 2021-2022
(Dates are inclusive)

Wednesday 29 June (SS. Pietro e Paolo)

From Thursday 28 July to Friday 16 September (summer closing). ARSI will re-open on 19th September

Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 November (Feast of All Saints and All Souls' Day)

Thursday 8 December (Immaculate Conception)

From Thursday 22 December to Friday 6 January 2023 (Holy Christmas - Epiphany)

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




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

Every day, morning and evening, the researcher must sign the register.

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

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




Digital reproductions are to be requested on the forms provided.
Requests for reproductions will be processed in the order in which they are received.
Digital reproductions must be paid in advance.

Materials reproduced are for personal use only. To publish any such material, researchers must first receive the permission from the Director. There is a fee, in order to publish ARSI materials, based on the scope of the reproduction.

Readers who have used documents from ARSI for their theses of publications are expected to donate a copy of their work to ARSI. ARSI will not make any thesis available to the public without prior authorization from the author.


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