Reference Services
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+++ The University Archive's reference services are currently unavailable +++

Due to extensive preparatory works for the upcoming move of the University Archive this winter (2023/24), our holdings are currently inaccessible. Thus, we are not able to process any requests in the context of our reference services. We attempt to answer general inquiries within our means, though. The restart of our services is expected to happen in spring 2024.

We post about our moving activities and everything new on our Instagram channel: @uniarchivbochum. Stay tuned!

If there any questions regarding the temporary closure of the University Archive's reference services please contact us at Thank you for your understanding.

Reference Services of the University Archive

The University Archive’s reference services are free of charge and available to everyone – not only to members of the university.

After having finalized your research beforehand you may request our reference services. We try to reply to all requests as effectively as possible and allow access to our holdings if no retention periods apply otherwise.

Currently, browsing through archive holdings' indexes is possible only on-site at the University Archive. There is a user PC for this purpose available. In the future, research of our holdings will be possible via digital interface on our website.

Please note: If you would like to browse through the holdings and/or wish to refer to documents of our holdings, it is mandatory to arrange a date with us. Please send your requests via e-mail at:

Contact Us

Phone: +49 234 32 26438

Visitor address

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
UB, level 5, section 4, rooms 9–10
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum


Postal address

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
UB 5/9
44780 Bochum


The University Archive is wheelchair accessible via the entrances and elevators of the University Library. The building provides a wheelchair accessible and unisex restroom (door width: 85 cm, emergency telephone) on the first floor, UB 1/29a, which opens by Euro key. If you have any questions concerning accessibility feel free to contact us, we’re happy to help.

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