The ARSI in Rome


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Daily Schedule


Yearly Schedule Dates when Archivio and Biblioteca Storica are closed in 2016-2017
(Dates are inclusive)

From Thus 22 Dec 2016 to Fri 6 Jan 2017 (Christmas and Epiphany)

From Thurs 13 April 2017 to Mon 17 April 2017 (Easter)

Tues 25 April (national holiday)

Mon 1 May (national holiday)

Fri 2 June (national holiday)

Thurs 29 June (Saints Peter and Paul)

From Mon 31 july to Fri 15 Sept (summer closure)

Wed 1 Nov and Thurs 2 Nov (All Saints and Commemoration of Dead)

Fri 8 Dec (Feast of Immaculate Conception)

From Mon 25 Dec 2017 to Fri 5 Jan 2018 (Christmas and Epiphany)

Daily Schedule

Open Mon-Fri, 9am to 12.45 pm; 2pm to 4.45pm. 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 10 February 1939 (the death of Pope Pius XI).




Photocopies and CD-ROMs are to be requested on the forms provided.
Authorization from the author is needed to reproduce material from theses deposited in the library. Requests for reproductions will be processed in the order in which they are received. Each request for reproduction of material is considered individually regarding the means of reproduction. Reproductions must be paid for in advance.

Using the material
Permission to reproduce material from the archives is granted by the Director only after he has received the proper request form. Materials reproduced are for personal use only. To publish any such material, researchers must first receive permission from the Director.

Readers who have used documents from ARSI for their theses or 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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