Archival Reading Room
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Visitors can access originals or copies of archival records in our reading room at Zvezdarska Street 1 in Ljubljana. Archival documents are primarily used for scientific and research work, as well as for cultural, educational and publicistic purposes. Legal and natural persons can access records also for administrative, business or personal purposes, provided they show their legal interest.
Public and private archival records are made available in archival reading room in accordance with the Protection of Documents and Archives and Archival Institutions Act, Act on Archival Records Containing Personal Data from Medical Records, Regulation on Documents and Archives Protection, Reading Room Regulations, and the conditions set out by records creators in terms of types and periods of restricted access for their records.
Archival records can be used by natural and legal persons free of charge. Before being granted access to records, minors have to present a certificate issued by their legal representative or suitable institution. Foreign citizens have the same rights regarding the use of the records as do Slovenian citizens. Visitors can order archival records in person in the information office, where they have at their disposal archival guides, inventories, catalogues and other finding aids (ledgers, indexes, card indexes, computer databases etc.).
At the clients’ written requests, the Archives issues various certificates and certified or non-certificated copies of documents for their official, business and personal purposes, and delivers them by mail, e-mail or to clients in person. The Archives’ personnel does not search archival records for data needed by clients for their research or study, nor do they provide clients with transcripts, translations or any other research work.
Users are liable for any misuse of confidential and personal data in archival records, as well as of data relating to the privacy of an individual.