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Reference Service >> How to use the Landesarchiv >> Copies and reproductions

Copies and reproductions

Users are allowed to photograph archival materials only at defined reading room tables. Every reading room provides a self-service scanner. Users are allowed to use these scanners against payment of a fee. It is not permitted, though, to scan documents younger than 110 years, documents difficult to handle, or easily damageable documents. (For further information, please note the current Lesesaalordnung).

Additional copies, photos and castings of seals will be produced by expert personnel on the premises of the Landesarchiv, insofar as any damage to the original can be excluded. A wide selection of forms of reproduction are available, ranging from a simple copy for working purposes to a high-resolution picture file suitable for printing. All services and charges can be found under Landesarchivgebührenordnung (fees and charges of the Landesarchiv).

Reproductions can be ordered with an online assistant; this feature first launched at Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg and Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart will be extended to all departments of the Landesarchiv in the next months. You can also fill in our reprography order form and submit it via e-mail or at our reading rooms. After a certain processing time, copies and reproductions will be sent to you via download links or physical media or can be fetched at our reading rooms.

Reproductions of archival material may only be reproduced in print or as an electronic reproduction, published or passed on to third parties with the permission of the relevant archive department stating the stipulated signature given. The details required for approval are to be entered on the form Antrag auf Antrag auf Wiedergabegenehmigung (Request for approval of a reproduction).