covid-19 and public services

The IISH building is closed to the public but reading room staff tries to continue services online.

On this page we inform you about the possibilities and limitations.


At the moment we cannot make any appointments. The IISH building is closed to the public until further notice. Please contact the reading room staff to see if we can help you with any alternatives (


We have several options for reproductions. You can contact the reading room to see what we can do within the current limitations.

Part of the collection can be consulted freely through the catalogue over 400 archives and most of the photos and posters via small images. See also the useful links below.

Useful links

For all questions on collections, you can contact our public services:

(updated 23 April 2021)